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Power Assessments

Power Assessments

Is serious plyometric training a good option? Before getting too far in planning the specifics of a program, the prudent approach is to look honestly and carefully at factors that could affect safe participation in such intense training. read more
Prepare mentally for the baseball swing

Prepare mentally for the baseball swing

It is one thing to know the mechanics of hitting; it is another thing to develop this desired skill in the swing. read more
Defensive football drills: Intercepting the ball

Defensive football drills: Intercepting the ball

Whether playing man or zone, defenders must play the man until the ball is in the air, and then play the ball. read more
Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Mastering fundamental lacrosse skills is vital to keeping your team in the game. All are skills a team can control and none requires special athletic skills. This chapter covers stick handling and ground balls. read more
Making the Catch with the Pat-and-Go Drill 

Making the Catch with the Pat-and-Go Drill 

Catching the ball on the back hip is my favorite catching skill to drill because it happens so often. Every pass is not perfect; on a crossing route, when the receiver is running across the field on a dead run, the ball is often thrown behind him on his back hip. read more
Pay to participate fundraising poses challenges for athletic directors

Pay to participate fundraising poses challenges for athletic directors

Pay to play has been around for a long time in our schools. During the budget crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, the implementation of paying to play sports in high school was shocking. read more
The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

Nick Tumminello, who is rapidly establishing himself as a leader and innovator in the field of human performance training, offers numerous health and performance benefits of losing fat and having a lean body. The owner of Performance University International and inventor of the Core Bar reveals eight such benefits in his book. read more
The Fundamental Apparatus Program

The Fundamental Apparatus Program

Exercises: 30; approximate time: 60 minutes read more
Four yoga poses for strengthening and stretching knees

Four yoga poses for strengthening and stretching knees

Runners love to run, and to have longevity in the sport, they would be wise to develop a smart plan to mitigate the risk of injury. read more
The Physical Activity Pyramid

The Physical Activity Pyramid

National physical activity guidelines for youth developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. read more
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