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Developing Athleticism is the C.O.R.E. of Positive Youth Development

December 1, 2012

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This article breaks down youth training. To develop athleticism for youth, coaches should follow the C.O.R.E. principles: context in which to apply movement patterns, opportunities to develop proper movement, recognition of physical attributes required, and environments in which youth explore movement.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design teaching athleticism youth athleticism youth training youth athletic development

Eccentric and Movement-Specific Training for the Aging Racquetball Player

June 1, 2017

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Racquetball consists of various movements and has different training styles and techniques that target particular skills that can affect an aging player’s performance. The drills in this article are designed to strengthen and coordinate the lower extremity muscle groups for the aging racquetball player.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design NSCA Coach Racquetball strength and conditioning mature athletes

Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program

January 28, 2019

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This second article of a two-part series continues the discussion of long-term athletic development (LTAD). This article provides practical application of the LTAD principles by examining two sample programs.

Coaches Nutrition Program design Organization and Administration LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Youth Training Youth Sports Program Design Peak Height Velocity hs-coaching

Using Your Creativity and Knowledge Base to Implement LTAD—A Sample LTAD Program and Lessons Learned

June 1, 2017

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This article describes an innovative approach that was used to implement a long-term athletic development (LTAD) program in a health club, and includes the steps used for implementation.

Coaches Program design NSCA Coach LTAD Long-term athletic development youth training

Lacrosse

February 19, 2021

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This excerpt briefly explains programming agility sessions for lacrosse athletes.

Coaches Program design Lacrosse Agility Decision-making Skills Reactive Agility

Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

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Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

Coaches Exercise Science core training kinetic select nervous system strength and conditioning

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

Personal Training for the Recreational Downhill Skier

January 1, 2014

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This article looks at the movement patterns of downhill skiing and suggests strength and conditioning exercises for the recreational downhill skier.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Downhill skiing personal training skiing Training for Skiing Skiing

Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

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This book excerpt is from Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition and goes over change of direction drills to help with speed and power development as well as an athletes cognitive and decision making skills.

Coaches Program design Change of Direction Speed Agility

Start Early—The Key to Preparing Athletes for the Rigors of High School Strength and Conditioning

October 1, 2013

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This article suggests how high school strength and conditioning coaches can not only prepare high school athletes for sports and fitness, but also help with the process of improving fitness and athleticism of all youth.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design sport specialization youth sports training LTAD long-term athletic development hs-coaching

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