Athletes have the very important and very unique need of being able to move laterally with quickness and power. Often neglected in many training programs, lateral movement is a foundational part of sport.
Should you include Max Testing when training your athletes?
The goal of a preseason conditioning test is simple: motivating your athletes to show up to camp in-shape and ready to roll. A physically well-prepared squad spends less precious practice time conditioning and more time becoming better at the game.
Proper hydration is a need not reserved for pre-season two-a-days or Friday night games. Water is responsible for regulating internal temperature, transports oxygen and nutrients, and aids in important metabolic processes.
Athletes Eat and Train. They don't diet and exercise.
In a world of fad diets and mis-information, it is important for young athletes to understand the basics of good nutrition and a healthy diet. You ask a lot of your body through intense training, practice, and competition. It requires the proper fuel to recover, maintain, and improve.
Protein is one of the most classically misunderstood aspects of sport nutrition by high school athletes.