Coaching Abuse

Coaching Abuse “Coaching ABUSE: The dirty, not-so-little secret in sports” IN THIS ISSUE:  “Coaching ABUSE: The dirty, not-so-little secret in sports” What is wrong with a society that places so much importance on winning in sports that it blatantly neglects the needs and well being of the child-athletes that it’s charged with educating and protecting?…

Plyometric Phases

Speed and strength are integral components of fitness found in varying degrees in virtually all athletic movements. Simply put the combination of speed and strength is power. For many years, coaches and athletes have sought to improve power in order to enhance performance. Throughout this century and no doubt long before, jumping, bounding and hopping…

Sleep, Recovery and Human Performance

A Comprehensive Strategy for Long-Term Athlete Development Charles H. Samuels, MD, CCFP, DABSM & Brent N. Alexander, M.Sc Post-exercise recovery and regeneration (PERR) is as important as the training regimen to the complex adaptive process of increasing athletic performance.1 The foundation of PERR is sleep. Sleep constitutes the passive recovery, regeneration and rest process. Sleep,…