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5 Reaction Drills to Build Quickness

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt provides examples of quickness drills that may improve the ability to identify a specific stimulus and to respond quickly and appropriately.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility ball drops drill shuffle reaction ball drill wave drill reactive sprint and backpedal drill reactive gear drill drills to improve quickness how to improve reaction times quickness

TSAC Report 49 Research Review

October 1, 2018

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This article is the 12th in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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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.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Speed Sprinting Mechanics Acceleration Football

Post-Concussion Effects on Neurocognitive Performance in Tactical Athletes

April 1, 2014

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Concussion is a concerning injury and recovery can last days, weeks, or even months. Becoming familiar with post-concussion symptoms and the ensuing health-related sequelae is essential for those aiming to optimize the physical performance of tactical athletes.

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TSAC—Reducing the Risk of Injury—Dual-Tasking Effects on Balance and Gait

July 24, 2020

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This article is part of a continuing series on practical, evidence-based approaches to reducing the risk of injury while developing tactical strength and conditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Gait Dual-Task Training TSAC-F Balance Multi-Tasking

TSAC Report 47 Research Review

June 1, 2017

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This article is the 11th in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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Improving Recovery for Tactical Athletes

September 16, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help provide recommendations of overall recovery modalities for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Program design Recovery Tactical Athletes Nutrition Sleep

Intermittent Fasting – An Update on its Effects on Athletic Performance

April 1, 2016

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Athletes have sought out intermittent fasting as a strategy to optimize performance. However, it is important to critically evaluate the research available in order to establish specific recommendations and determine if intermittent fasting is safe or effective.

Coaches Nutrition strength and conditioning diet sport nutrition intermittent fasting

Considering the Culture within the Training Facility

June 1, 2017

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This article explores what a facility-level culture may look like, identifies some of the expected benefits of purposely developing that culture, and discusses some misalignment between what coaches say they want the culture to feel like and the message the athletes are likely to receive.

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Teaching and Motivating Youth Athletes—A Personal Perspective

July 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches should strive to teach athletes in a way they can understand: by hearing, seeing, and practicing. This article describes some techniques that a coach can use to accomplish this.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design youth athletic training youth athletes motivational tools Youth training guidelines how to motivate children hs-coaching

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