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.
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.
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.