To attract athletes to participate in track and field, coaches must be prepared to promote the sport and recruit the talent.
The promise of many new “sport-science” devices is very much alluring; we all want a device that can instantly capture research grade data and wirelessly connect to one’s phone with minimal investment.
Football games have become track meets held in the fall. Have you seen the pads football players wear today? Football players wear compression shorts, tight jerseys, thin shoulder pads, and a weapon called a helmet. Football has become a game of sprinting, jumping, and explosion. Even the pachyderms of the offensive line get drafted based on their 40-times.
“Genuine speed and strength are valued attributes that become compromised when the brain prioritizes protection over performance. Returning the patient to a state where they can access the full capacity of the motor cortex for high-performing, uncompensated muscular movement should be the clinical goal.” – C. Robert Luckey
When looking at the exercise classifications you may think to yourself there are so many movement selections per classification, how do I go about choosing the correct ones. To start beginners off I like to base my selections on the characteristics you are trying to build that cycle. For example, if I want to have a cycle based on speed, I would throw light implements and choose exercises that have more of a speed characteristic to them.
By Marco Altini, HRV4Traning Heart rate variability (HRV) is an important marker of an individual’s physiological stress level. Due to recent technological improvements in terms of computation power and accessibility to high-quality wearable technology we are seeing all sorts of applications making use of HRV today, from optimizing performance in sports, to monitoring psychological stress […]
Coaches and athletes need to be invested in both performance and communication. Holding athletes accountable and being supportive when they fail to perform to the best of their ability is one of the pillars of creating a successful coach/athlete relationship. Good coaches know when to spark enthusiasm with a fiery speech or a soft whisper of “I know you can do this.”
The acceleration ladder can be used early in the training year to help establish rhythm and a sound technical model.
It is important for athletes to understand what sponsorship is and what it isn’t. It isn’t about getting something for free, that is called charity, and while it may appeal on some levels, you would be missing out on a host of benefits that sponsorship offers.
The Raptor Test provides a number of benefits to coaches. The ease of administration makes it especially attractive. It can also become a part of a workout, so there’s no loss of training time.