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Programming Tactics for Speed/Power Athletes Training toward the 2018 Games

January 29, 2018

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Learn about programming tactics you can use for your strength/power athletes who are preparing for the 2018 Olympic Games. Brad DeWeese, coach for several Team USA athletes, shares his first-hand experience preparing athletes for the Olympic Games in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Strength and Power Athletes 2018 Olympic Games USA Athletes Programming Tactics

Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

Coaches Testing and Evaluation performance test agility test speed testing assessment

Factors Determining Quickness: Anticipation

May 1, 2017

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Scenarios that provide a stimulus relevant to the sporting environment may help athletes develop better anticipation skills through the refinement of search strategies, response speed and accuracy, pattern recognition, and decision-making abilities.

Coaches Exercise Science speed training agility anticipation

Effects of Plyometric Training on Sports Performance

May 1, 2017

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Plyometric training is a series of explosive bodyweight resistance exercises using the stretch-shortening cycle of the muscle fiber to enhance physical capacities, such as speed, strength, and power. These physiological measures translate to improved performance in many sports, including court-based sports, field sports, and water sports.

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High Knee Drills

June 1, 2017

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High knee drills help develop coordinated front-side mechanics and are often used as part of a warm-up. This article details several high knee drills that you can use with your athletes.

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Sprinting in Field and Court Sports

May 1, 2017

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Athletes in field and court sports require reactive agility—they must accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in a constantly changing environment. These requirements result in technical differences between sprinting in a field or court sport and sprinting the 100-m.

Coaches Exercise Technique speed development sprinting sprinting for soccer sprinting intervals sprinting for basketball

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

Developing Speed

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Written by eight of the top National Strength and Conditioning Association experts, Developing Speed is your guide to elite-level speed development, regardless of your sport. In addition to the scientific coverage of speed development, this guide helps you assess your current ability and identify your areas of greatest need. Using this information, along with the most effective drills and exercises, you’ll have the tools and information for creating your own speed development program.

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Football-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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This article presents two football-specific speed drills in detail—the single-leg box explosion and the mountain climber.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Football exercise technique speed mountain climber single-leg box explosion

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