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High School Sports and Strength and Conditioning – Implications for Tactical Organizations

February 26, 2021

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This article explores the concept of how lifestyle behaviors encouraged at the high school-level could affect fitness during adulthood, with a focus on both sport and strength and conditioning participation.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Academy Sports Recruits TSAC-F Motivation hs-coaching

Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 2

June 4, 2021

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In the second of this two part series, this article will discuss program design with an emphasis on integrating lower limb plyometric training into soccer training to enhance power actions, as well as, consider high school athletes’ biological characteristics and long-term athletic development (LTAD).

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design High School LTAD Plyometrics Maturation Power Soccer

Movement Skill Acquisition for American Football— Using “Repetition without Repetition” to Enhance Movement Skill

March 11, 2019

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Football requires very fast, high-intensity, and high-impact movement patterns with each position requiring various movements and speeds. This article reviews how coaches are currently observing movement, and offers a framework on how to identify and improve movement in each player without over-coaching movement patterns.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Football Movement Movement Patterns Movement Skill Acquisition

An Introduction for Parents: What is Long-Term Athletic Development?

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What does LTAD mean and how can parents get more involved with their child’s athletic development? Rick Howard provides an overview of youth development, important concepts to understand, ways to impact physical development, signs of overtraining, and further resources that are a great refresher for coaches and can be passed onto parents.

Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers

October 22, 2018

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Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Pain Pain Management

Practical Application for Long-Term Athletic Development

May 28, 2012

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Learn about the framework for practical, functional, and sequential skill development for a “best practices” model. This model is designed to develop a movement vocabulary, physical literacy, and movement skills for improved athleticism.

Coaches Exercise Science athletic long-term youth skill development movement movement skills athleticism physical literacy skill building

Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters

June 1, 2017

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Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Youth Training Srength and Conditioning Coaching LTAD Athletic Development

Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Recovery Mental Preparation

Reducing the Risk of ACL Injuries in American Football Players— Early Investment for Long-Term Gains

March 18, 2019

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Football is a high intensity collision based sport that has an inherent risk of injury in both competition and practice. The focus of ACL injuries and the development of injury prevention programs have been key in the development of youth athletes to keep them participating in sport with reduced risk of injury.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Organization and Administration

Sport Performance and Body Composition

June 1, 2017

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All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.

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