Strength & Power for Elite Track & Field - Auto-Regulation and Fatigue Management
When brainstorming a topic to write on I continuously asked myself, “What defines the role of a Strength & Power coach with elite track and field athletes?” I tossed around relevant buzzwords such as posterior chain, co-contraction, speed-strength, and strength-speed but I kept coming back to one thing...performance.
Views from the SMC Dugout: An Inclusive Guide to the Gaels In-Season Baseball Program
I love baseball. It is truly “one of a kind.” Thanks to its long seasons, I only have to survive a relatively small portion of the year without it. In fact, baseball actually has the longest season of all Division I sports. Baseball is also a “skill dominant” sport, where success is largely determined by skill level, rather than pure athleticism. This becomes more and more accurate as we move to the higher levels of competition seen in Division I and MLB.
Using Technology in College Athletics
I am not a sports scientist. Or PhD data analyst. Or an exercise physiologist. And certainly not a high performance manager, or one of the many other titles that is often associated with technology in sports. In fact, I haven’t taken a real math class since I was 17-years-old (which was trigonometry and I’m pretty sure I got a D). Why am I here posting about sports and technology then, you ask?
The Laws of Strength and Conditioning: An Athletes Agreement
At George Washington University we value the coach-athlete relationship. In order to reach peak performance both parties are responsible. As strength coaches, our job is to motivate, educate, plan and provide structure to our athletes performance enhancement.
Everyday Habits of Unrelenting Strength Coaches
There's one quality that makes a great coach above all else - passion. I would be hard pressed to find a field of work that has more passion and enthusiasm for what they do than strength and conditioning.
Bigger, Faster, Stronger but what about Longer?
In an "Open letter to college strength coaches," Rachel Balkovec, strength and conditioning coordinator for the Houston Astros talks about ways to think for long term development, health, and performance in the college setting.
Insider In-Depth: How the Terps LAX Team Trains to Dominate
My name is Ryan Cotter, and I am the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team. The purpose behind this article is to show exactly what we are doing with our athletes, and the rationale behind why we are doing it.
Introducing Coach Comments
Each week as our content and community continues to grow, we keep setting daily and weekly records across all categories including new coaches, number of videos, and video views. So to keep our early momentum in 2016 going strong, we are announcing the launch of coach comments to the Insider Training community today.
Introducing Coach Profiles, Video Stats and More
There's no better way to kick off a new year than with a new app release loaded with exciting features! So today we are introducing the launch of coach profiles, video stats, deep linking and more.
2015 Year in Review and the Journey Ahead
We launched Insider Training in November of last year (November 17th to be exact), which means it’s only been about 6 weeks since the product has been live and available to all users and coaches. But before we can look ahead to 2016, we wanted to take a moment to recap the short year that was 2015. We’re off to a great start and here’s a quick summary of of our progress to date.