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Designing Speed Training Sessions

November 8, 2019

Article

This book excerpt discusses how to maximize sprint quality during training sessions.

Coaches Program design Speed Training Sprint Quality High-Intensity Sprints

Core Exercises for Ice Hockey

May 1, 2017

Article

Focusing on developing the core muscles in a strength and conditioning program for ice hockey players can improve performance of movements on the ice.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Hockey training core conditioning ice hockey

A Quarterback-Specific Movement Program

April 1, 2019

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The football quarterback (QB) is a unique position in sport. To throw or pass the ball, the QB needs to incorporate nearly every muscle in the body in a very precise sequence to optimally release the ball with the right amount of power, spin, and precision. Specific movement patterns are suggested to optimize the performance of a QB.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Quarterback Football Movement Specificity Movement Programming

Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These Qualities

September 9, 2019

Video

In this Bridge the Gap Lecture from the 2019 National Conference, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Oregon, Jimmy Radcliffe, discusses the specifics of deceleration, change of direction, and reacceleration through ground negotiation, postural control, and specific running mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Running Mechanics Deceleration Hip Displacement Power Cut Speed Cut Change of Direction

Sprinting in Field and Court Sports

May 1, 2017

Article

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

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

Stretch-Shortening Cycle

February 14, 2020

Article

This article briefly reviews the importance of the stretch-shortening cycle in power production.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Plyometrics Stretch Shortening Cycle Golgi Tendon Organ Power

TSAC Research Review, Issue 38.3

April 1, 2014

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This research review covers topics such as the effects of police officer equipment loads, military occupational specialties, and the effects of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility injury risk factors protective clothing aerobic capacity Equipment loads

Lacrosse

February 19, 2021

Article

This excerpt briefly explains programming agility sessions for lacrosse athletes.

Coaches Program design Lacrosse Agility Decision-making Skills Reactive Agility

Quantifying Training and Competition Load

August 6, 2021

Article

This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science highlights the importance of quantifying training load for both programming and monitoring an athlete’s progression or regression over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Training Load Player Load RPE GPS

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