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Maximizing Game Performance – A Task-Based Approach to Speed and Agility Development

July 31, 2015

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On-field success in sports requires the ability to solve sport-specific problems and utilize speed and agility within the specific context of the game. In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Ian Jeffreys explains how adding a task-based approach to an athlete’s speed and agility training can help ensure optimal transfer from training to game performance.

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The Relationship between the National Football League Scouting Combine and Game Performance Over a 5-Year Period

This infographic reviews the relationship between the National Football League (NFL) Combine and its ability to predict the subsequent five-year game performances.

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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for the Elite Ten-Pin Bowler

April 1, 2013

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The modern game of ten-pin bowling requires an athlete to have high levels of physical preparedness to excel. This article includes a sample training program that may improve bowling performance.

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Repeated Sprint Capability in Soccer Players

November 1, 2013

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This article will examine the physical demands of soccer players and discuss why repeated sprint ability (RSA) is considered highly important in the performance of these athletes.

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Assessment and Testing of Specific Endurance in Soccer Players

April 1, 2013

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The focus of this article is to describe the physiological needs of soccer athletes and then provide assessments for testing endurance of athletes of various ages, abilities, and genders.

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Implications of Speed in Baseball

June 1, 2017

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It is apparent that speed plays a vital role in successful baseball performance. Because of the short distances involved in the game, players rarely, if ever, achieve maximum speed and in actuality, it is acceleration that plays a much greater role in baseball.

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Strength and Conditioning for Table Tennis Athletes

April 1, 2013

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This article provides a brief overview of the physical demands of table tennis, plus recommendations of specific strength and conditioning exercises to improve table tennis performance.

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The Need for Speed—Improving Sprinting Performance in Football Players

April 22, 2019

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Acceleration and maximal velocity are two factors that are key for any position in football and can determine success in many situations out on the field. This article will review several aspects of sprint mechanics and training to enhance linear (straight-ahead) speed for football players.

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Field Hockey

September 10, 2021

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness provides a needs analysis for field hockey and possible program design options for optimal performance outcomes.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 8: Ron McKeefery

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Ron McKeefery, Vice President of Performance and Education for PLAE, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about how he got started with the Iron Game Chalk Talk, his involvement with the NSCA, the value in attending and putting on events, the future of the profession, decision paralysis, and creating culture in the weight room.

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