We often get inquiries from coaches about their female athletes and what training programs they should be doing, how they should be different, etc. The bottom line is, here at PLT4M we do not differentiate between our male and female athletes, and we hate when girl athletes are told they aren’t supposed to train like the boys!
The olympic lifts are excellent tools for athletic development. That being said, they are also amongst the trickiest to teach. The first problem is a lack of understanding and adherence to clear and specific terminology.
So you want to run a training competition? Great! Coaches across the country utilize competitions every summer to incentivize athletes, increase participation, and build team culture. But how do you put it together? While a really great tool in theory, a training competition can be extremely difficult endeavor to actually administer on your own.
One of the most widely used – and misunderstood – athletic training tools is the agility ladder. For years, we have seen athletes of every sport attack the ladder every day in a vain attempt to get faster and more agile. Problem is, that’s not really what the ladder does.