June 18, 2014

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Exercise Programming for a Youth Athlete

Last article I went over the categories involved with identifying the exercises in a strength training program. However, organizing and utilizing these exercises within a specific hierarchy is another subject altogether. Within a strength training program for a youth athlete, there are a few things to consider:   Training age. Training goal. Injury mechanisms. Mental […]

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May 21, 2014

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So You Want to Be a Strength Coach in the Private Sector?

Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez Being a strength coach can be an extremely rewarding profession. Not only do you get to work with athletes from all different types of sports and walks of life, but you also help those same athletes achieve their goals of becoming stronger, faster, more explosive, and better athletes in […]

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May 7, 2014

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Do We Really Understand What “The Foundation” Is?

Contributed by speed coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Many coaches and Trainers, including me, have loosely thrown around the phrase “We have to build a foundation first”. But do we really know what we mean, or if we know what we mean is it correct? And if its correct, is it always correct? We think of […]

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April 30, 2014

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How to Become a Sports Physical Therapist

Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting Within most professions there are all types of niches that we can find in order to work in environments that specifically fit our individual areas of interest.  Physical Therapy (PT) is no different. You can work in a hospital (acute care), nursing home or transitional facility (sub-acute), home health, or […]

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April 23, 2014

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Free-Play, Kids, and Injury Prevention: Stop Early Sport Specialization

Contributed by Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS – http://www.sethoberst.com/ What is the definition of a good athlete? Is it the pitcher who throws a great curveball? Or the elite 100m sprinter? How about the 3-point artist on the basketball team? How about the individual that does all of them well and easily picks up […]

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April 16, 2014

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Are we ruining our kids?

Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS In an effort to continue to share articles that I come across I thought that I would share this article from November of last year that was posted on CBS News. If you saw this article then it should serve as a good reminder. If not, then it […]

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April 2, 2014

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Defining Movement in a Basic Strength Training Program

Contributed by Miguel Aragoncillo B.S., CSCS, HFS – www.MiguelAragoncillo.com Sure you can throw a ball fast, or perform a perfect flip, or sprint at a blistering speed, but can you stand with on foot in the air without toppling over? What about doing a push-up with flawless technique? These examples are merely illustrations as to the […]

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March 12, 2014

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The Very Real Dangers of Pushing Kids Too Hard

Contributed by expert Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS I came across this article earlier this week and thought that it was a pertinent article. I think that one of the main points, especially from a physical therapists point of view is the following, “In a national survey, it was shown that “nine out of 10 […]

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March 5, 2014

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Guided Discovery Fits Development of Kids

Contributed by speed coach Lee Taft, http://leetaft.com/blog/.   I can remember taking a PE Theory class in college and the concept of Guided Discovery was taught to us. It is one concept that impacted my teaching and coaching more than any other. If you watch kids play it is a constant state of discovering something […]

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February 26, 2014

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How to Become an NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach

Recently we sent NFL strength coach Ron McKeefery a series of questions regarding how to become a high level collegiate or NFL strength coach. His answers are below. Contributed by Cincinnatti Bengals Strength Coach, Ron McKeefery, http://ronmckeefery.com/ 1. I am in high school and interested in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Where should I start?  […]

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