Tag Archives: Athletic Development

Topics of Hydration and Nutrition Recovery

February 12, 2015

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting We all know that preventing dehydration and eating properly are an imperative aspect of optimal performance and recovery from exercise. Exercise will deplete both your hydration status and your energy stores, while breaking down your muscle. This is why it is imperative that the athlete replace this fuel to aid […]

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Make Sure to Catch Those Z’s

January 9, 2015

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Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez, CSCS. Your workout routine is systematically written out and scientifically planned down to the smallest detail. You are always on time and never miss a workout. Your nutrition is so on point it’s not even funny. Your macronutrient breakdown is a perfect 48.26% carbohydrate, 22.44% protein, and 29.3% fat. […]

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Valuable Sports Coaching Skills

October 1, 2014

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Contributed by Speed Coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Teach a Young Sport Coach How many of you coaches that have been in the industry for a while try to take an interest in the younger coaches? This is something I have always tried to be involved with. Young sports coaches have a window of opportunity to […]

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Skill vs. Drill

September 3, 2014

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Contributed by Speed Coach Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Is the DRILL focus still winning over the SKILL focus? Reactive agility might be falling prey… I am thrilled to see the shift in training over the past couple years toward a more reactive based training. Most of my training from day one has been based on making […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 3

August 27, 2014

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If you haven’t already ready the first two installments of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Science and Art of Coaching you can find them here. Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2 Here’s part 3… External cues are great, but not […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1

August 13, 2014

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Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez. Right now imagine you’re in third grade. It’s a school day and just sat down to eat your lunch with your friends. You pull out your awesome Ninja Turtles lunch box and get ready to find out what Mom packed you. Lo and behold she made you a peanut […]

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Exercise Programming for a Youth Athlete

June 18, 2014

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

April 23, 2014

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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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Are we ruining our kids?

April 16, 2014

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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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