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Tips to Recognize and Treat Common Sports Injuries

We know you care about your young athletes’ well-being. You want them to succeed, have fun but also play safe. We want to help you be well informed to help guide the young athletes in your life in having a successful youth sports season. Below,...

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Common Sports Injuries: Soccer

There is no denying that soccer is a fun sport. It is taking on new life in the United States as more and more people are becoming interested in it. America's newfound love for the soccer is mostly due to the national team is growing into a...

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Volleyball — Hitting and Blocking

The most dynamic aspects of volleyball play are hitting and blocking.

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Volleyball — Passing and Setting

The majority of every volleyball game is passing and setting. Although they are two different disciplines, they are directly related, meaning one happens as a result of the other. The success of every game lies on the ability of team members to...

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Basketball Sports Science – The Three-Point Shot

You may think that when taking a three-point shot that it's just a matter of stepping up to the line and firing the ball. If it goes in, then it goes in, and if it doesn't, you hope for an offensive rebound so that you get another chance.

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Volleyball Serving 101

Everything in volleyball begins with the serve, and since everyone on the team is going to have to do it, proper serving technique needs to be a proficient skill for each member of the team.

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4 Day Football Training Guide Bonus  - Cool Down

The cool down is just as important as the workout, and just like the exercises, it must be done correctly for maximum benefit. There is nothing difficult or earth shattering here, and optimally you should spend about 20 minutes total in the...

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Volleyball Drills

The basics in volleyball drills need to concentrate on 5 separate skills. Serving, passing, setting, hitting and blocking. Of course depending on the age group of your volleyball team, hitting and blocking might be difficult, if not impossible to...

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 4

This is the last installment in our 4 Day Football Training Guide. Welcome to Day 4. If you missed them and need to catch up, read Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 first.

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our 4 Day Football Training Guide. Designed to bring you maximum impact in the least time in the safest manner possible. If you missed them, catch up on Day 1 and Day 2 first.

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 2

This training guide maximizes the area of muscles that are most used during football games, and there will be a specific structure to you'll follow each day. Every day will feature 4 distinct disciplines to concentrate on. Welcome to Day 2, if...

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4 Day Football Training Guide – Day 1

Introduction

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Softball Drills: 10U Defense Fundamentals

The beginning of competitive softball begins in the 10U leagues, where winning and losing starts to make a difference. Lower league ages are more for fun than anything else, where as the higher youth ages signal the start where competition takes...

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2016 2nd Quarter Sports Science News

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Sports Conditioning for the Heat

Conditioning for the heat of the summer means being in the heat. Tests prove that conditioning in the heat makes you not only a better-conditioned athlete in the heated summer months, but you'll also get a significant jump in performance when the...

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Football Training: Is It All About The Lifting?

In football, you want to be a strong, powerful player, and the best way to achieve that persona is to get in the gym and lift weights. Build your body up, take no prisoners on game day and you'll rule the field. Right?

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Sleep and the Trained Athlete: A Vicious Circle

Workout, eat, sleep – workout, eat, sleep – workout, and eat, then sleep… The cycle goes on and on. If you’re a trained athlete, you are probably more than familiar with the vicious circle that involves training to improve your game, eating a...

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Football: Surviving Spring Training

You've got to make it out of spring training before you can play real football, but you don't want to beat yourself down to the point that you won't be any good for the regular season. So here is the way to survive spring training and be ready...

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Softball Drills to Train the Eye

Unlike hardball, softball is really a different game altogether. The ball is bigger, the game plays out a bit slower, and fielding is easier. That said, it is still a very competitive sport, and it is one of the more popular types of baseball...

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How Star Lacrosse Players are Training

If you are heading into the Lacrosse season and looking to step-up your game, try training like the pros. Star Lacrosse players are stepping outside of the “traditional” training box and exploring new ways to up their stamina and increase their...

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Soccer Speed Training Tips

Getting your speed up for the soccer season is key for having success both during practice and during a match. Soccer speed training is important for improving your overall endurance and pace, as well as conditioning your body for a hard practice...

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Baseball Conditioning Drills From Speed to Confidence

Conditioning drills for baseball should focus on strength, agility, speed, and of course – baseball skills. Most great baseball players know that their conditioning training should never take a break, no matter if it's the off-season or on. For a...

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Which Lacrosse Position is Better For You

Okay, let's cut to the chase here. You are just starting Lacrosse, you are looking at all of the positions on the field, and you are wondering where you are going to fit in. Attacker, middie, defender or goalie, you may think you are right for a...

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Individual Soccer Training Drills

If you are looking for some great individual soccer training drills for yourself or your team to practice at home, the main goal is to focus on spending as much time with the soccer ball as possible. Learning to control the ball completely and...

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Developing the winning baseball mind

Let's put the ball on the mound here and figure out what it takes to play baseball. If you can't run, hit or pitch, perhaps it's time to rethink your goals.

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Women's Lacrosse Training Tips: A Modern Twist

Getting ready for the upcoming Lacrosse season should include a mix of cardio and strength workouts, as well as ball throwing, catching and stick training to improve your game. If you’re a bit sick of the typical 5-mile endurance run or the...

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5 Ways to Get Faster for Track

If you’re a runner, you’d better be running. Every day, because running is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle without seasons. I remember a sentence in a Tony Veney article (Veney is the coach for the Bruins’ men’s sprints, hurdles and relay...

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Baseball: The Pitching Advantage

As you all know, in baseball land, everything starts with the pitcher. Until that first pitch is thrown, you might as well be having a tea party, because nothing else is going to happen.

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4 Killer Tips to Master Your Lacrosse Shot

We are going to give you 4 killer tips on how to master your Lacrosse shot, and if you follow them, you'll be a better shooter. If you don't, and the opposing team does, well, good luck to you on defense. You'll need it.

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Take the Advantage: Top Ten Reasons to Prepare for Baseball Spring...

The season is almost here – that nice green season with budding trees, chirping birds and fresh cut grass. The smell of the field… the mud on the shoes… That’s right – it’s almost time for baseball spring training. There’s no time like the...

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The Best Pre-Season Prep Drills for Lacrosse

The Lacrosse season begins soon – in April – and you’d better get moving if you want to be prepared for the season ahead. Any good athlete knows that your performance during the season is affected by your off-season preparation. Prepare now, and...

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2016 First Quater Sports Science Report

The year has just begun, and there are already some great sport's science trends that are making headway in the training world. Some of them are useful, and some of them I am not so sure of. Anyway, hold on to your hats while I go over this with...

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Football Season is Over But Your Training Shouldn't Be

It's the off season and you want to sit back, take it easy and relax until training begins in a few months. You've been grinding and pounding during the entire season, so its time to take a little break, get your ya-yas out and be ready for the...

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Reclaiming the Basketball Court After Injury

So you were injured in the middle of your basketball season, and have to sit out a few games. It sucks-- no one is denying that--but you need to prepare now to be fully recovered and ready to go, you need to do all you can to fully immerse...

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Transitioning from Off-Season Mode: Hitting the Baseball Drills

Reggie Jackson once said, “I’m human, and I’ve played my butt off for ten years. I’m not a loafer, I’m not a jerk, I’m a baseball player.” If you play your butt off every game, it’s just normal to want to take a breather during the off season....

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Youth Basketball Tournaments: Tips for Coaches

Teaching children how to play a sport is an effective tool that can not only teach the fundamentals of the game, but can also instill discipline, work ethic, and several other skills that can be used in everyday life. While playing basketball is...

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Football Training Guide [10/2014] - Strength, Good Hips and Rest are...

Successful football programs don’t just train, but know how to train.   Preseason football workouts should be comprised of four strength-based training days per week. This is where most teams make the mistake. “Train insane or remain the same”....

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3 Moisture Management Options at a Glance

Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of a retail store with a name brand performance shirt in one hand, and a generic brand in the other? At first glance, it can be challenging to determine the difference between different...

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How High-Tech Fabrics Manage Moisture for Maximum Team Performance

Moisture management (how well clothing can transfer moisture from a person's skin to the outside air) is not always considered when coaches and athletic directors make team gear purchasing decisions, but this factor is important. In fact, those...

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Why the Right Team Apparel and Gear Improves Cold Weather Training

Early-morning practices and evening games in the fall and early spring can get pretty chilly. Your athletes will struggle if you ignore the effects of cold weather. You know what it’s like trying to perform your best in cold conditions....

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3 Reasons Coaches Should Learn About Managing Heat with Team Apparel

Coaches want their players performing their best no matter what the weather conditions are. Athletes will devote significant time to getting ready for game day, but extreme temperatures can set them back. Extreme heat is always a challenge in hot...

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