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Effects of Plyometric Training on Sports Performance

May 1, 2017

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Plyometric training is a series of explosive bodyweight resistance exercises using the stretch-shortening cycle of the muscle fiber to enhance physical capacities, such as speed, strength, and power. These physiological measures translate to improved performance in many sports, including court-based sports, field sports, and water sports.

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The Use of Velocity-Based Training in Sports

February 9, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 Coaches Conference, Dr. Bryan Mann addresses velocity-based training (VBT) in sports. Dr. Mann defines VBT as "the use of various devices that measure displacement and time" as he describes each device and its ability.

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Implications for Training in Youth: Is Specialization Benefiting Kids?

May 1, 2017

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Early sports specialization has been a controversial topic in the field of sports medicine, training, and conditioning. Recent studies report increased sports-related injuries in single-sport specialized athletes compared with multisport specialized athletes.

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Bridging the Gap between Traditional Strength Training and Sports Science

December 22, 2021

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From the 2021 NSCA’s Coaches Conference, Assistant Athletic Director for Loyola Marymount University and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Sparks Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team, Kelly Dormandy, discusses how wearable sports technology can help coaches make more informed decisions for programming and training.

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Special Training Considerations for Strength, Specificity, and Energy Systems for Year-Long Planning

February 2, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference, Cal Dietz, MS, presents the best applications in training of several sports that can be applied to most sports at various times of the year. The systematic approaches and the reasoning behind the step-by-step approach to block training, and the application of specific needs in the sport and energy system training also are covered.

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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance in Team Sports

August 1, 2017

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Iñigo Mujika explains the scientific basis of tapering and peaking in sports, and the effects of manipulating training components during the taper process. Mujika provides the scientific background and examples of tapering and peaking for a league format competition and a major tournament in team sports.

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Inside Spartan Performance: A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Developing Youth Sports Performance

July 31, 2017

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Joe Eisenmann explains how to identify the components of an integrated holistic youth sports performance program and takes a look at the unique challenges of training the youth athlete.

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Implementing Ability Based Conditioning Programs for Team Sports

November 25, 2017

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Learn how to individualize a group training session to ensure that all athletes are training at the same intensity. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, Mick Stierli explains how to prescribe individual training for athletes at differing levels of fitness, and the importance of prescribing individual training intensity during conditioning sessions.

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Powerlifting Training for Sports

February 2, 2015

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"Absolute strength affects speed and athleticism," according to world record powerlifter Matt Wenning. "You get strong to get faster." In this lecture from the NSCA's 2015 Coaches Conference, Matt discusses using powerlifting as a training method with athletes. Matt debunks myths and explains how training athletes to get stronger and more powerful benefits everyone, no matter the sport.

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Rebel Sport: Integrating Strength and Conditioning into Non-Traditional, Freestyle Sports

July 24, 2017

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Learn how to evaluate the performance model of non-traditional, freestyle sports, and subsequently design the preparation framework that will positively influence performance. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Jeremy Sheppard explains how to provide an effective training environment that is embraced by the athletes, as well as the mindset of athletes who are rule makers and rule breakers, not rule followers.

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