At the start of fall sports season, many athletes develop “unusual” injuries. Coaches, parents and the athletes themselves usually seem surprised at these injuries. But they really shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the number of drastic changes that occur during the transition from the activities of summer to the rigors of fall sports seasons… Continue reading Why Your Fall Athlete Gets Injured
Laundry Tag is a great way to enhance athletic skills while your athletes have a great time! This activity improves: Speed – General speed improvements occur in relation to and via improvements in specific elements of speed. Acceleration, deceleration, hip turns, weight shifts, core and body control and rapid realignment of the body in space… Continue reading Laundry Tag Speed and Agility Game for Athletes
I train a lot of athletes. I also get to see a lot of other people train athletes. One aspect of training that is clearly over-marketed and not well understood is core training. I think the most critical aspect of core training is anti-rotation training. If an athlete, or anyone for that matter, can’t… Continue reading Core Training for Anti-Rotation, Part 1
New research from the University of Portsmouth could help Premiership footballers ahead of the new season, which starts August 10. The study, published in the journal Human Movement Science, has come up with the best way to practice penalty kicks if a player favors waiting for the goalkeeper to move rather than just deciding on… Continue reading 2 Methods of Practice for Soccer Penalty Kicks: A Study
Muscles are great. Muscle systems are awesome! Without the brain & CNS, they’re nothing but useless sacks of protein. Muscles are like power tools. Good ones look cool, but they’re useless unless you plug them in or power them up! The elegance, power & complexity of athletic movement are rooted in the brain. Each of… Continue reading It All Starts In The Brain
My wife and I live in a townhouse community in a “sub-suburban” area of New Jersey. Behind our home is a gently sloping, semi-wooded area with mature, fairly good sized oak, elm and other deciduous trees, along with a variety of pine, cedar and other coniferous trees and shrubs. It’s a very nice spot, with… Continue reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Chipmunks
Are you consistent? That, not intensity, is the key to success in training. Check out my thoughts on this Essential Law.