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Strength as a Velocity-Dependent Concept

November 5, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science describes strength as a velocity-dependent concept.

Coaches Exercise Science Strength Force-Velocity Sprinting Movement Velocity

Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 1

March 26, 2021

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In the first of a two part series, this article will briefly highlight the main components of a needs analysis and apply it to the context of soccer.

Coaches Program design Needs Analysis Soccer Plyometrics Bounding Kicking Sprinting hs-coaching

In-Season Training for High School 100-m Sprinters

February 29, 2020

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This NSCA Coach article focuses on the in-season resistance training and mobility exercises designed for the 100-m sprint track and field high school athlete.

Coaches Program design Sprinting High School Athlete Program Design Vertical Jump hs-coaching

How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

Field Hockey

September 10, 2021

Article

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

Coaches Program design Field Hockey Agility Change of Direction Quickness Speed

Transfer of Training for Agility

Traditional lower-body resistance exercise alone may not be an optimal means of developing agility. Further, the effectiveness of straight-sprint training on agility performance has not been well established. In contrast, jump training, including loaded jump squats and horizontal and lateral jumps, holds promise.

Coaches Program design Training for Agility Agility Lifting for Agility Program Design

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.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design soccer workout repeated sprint ability football fitness fitness drills soccer drills Soccer fitness

Sprint Interval Training

June 1, 2017

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This study assessed the performance effects of a novel short-term and highly accessible training protocol based on maximal shuttle runs in the field.

Coaches Exercise Science infographics interval training sprinting sprint intervals running speed

Sled-Push Load-Velocity Profiling and Implications for Sprint Training Prescription in Young Athletes

May 8, 2020

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This infographic highlights the use of an individualized load-velocity method to prescribe sled-push loads in young athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Infographics Sled-Push Sprinting Load-Velocity Youth Athletes hs-coaching

The Application of Post-activation Potentiation Methods to Improve Sprint Speed

December 3, 2018

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The use of conditioning activities at maximal and sub-maximal intensities can increase subsequent sprint speed. This infographic describes how individuals’ responses can differ and suggestions to optimize post-activation potentiation (PAP) methods.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Program design Sprinting Performance Sprint Speed Sprint post-activation potentiation PAP infographics

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