Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting: Effective Training For Kids

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are safe and effective for kids. School-aged children often participate in athletics and sometimes scholarships are even on the line. Some of the most popular kinds of training for kids are traditional weight lifting, plyometrics, and Olympic weightlifting. In a study this month…

Application of Athletic Talent Identification

Athletic Talent Identification From Sprint Ninja Coaching Services Website Athletic talent identification is approached from many different angles, depending on which country you are looking at and the sport for which athletes are being recognized and recruited. This article looks at two things; the first being innate talent identification and prediction of future success. Secondly…

Is speed training appropriate for adolescents? (Part I and II)

Is speed training appropriate for adolescents? Brian Grasso considers the benefits of speed training for young athletes. You see the promotional material everywhere, from sporting-based magazines to television and radio commercials. SPEED TRAINING! Speed… an elusive commodity that all successful athletes require. But how should younger athletes develop it? A key element to consider when…

The Importance of Drills for Sprinters

Drills for Sprinters Andrew Pirie ATFS Statiscian, Consultant Coach Sprint Coach for Zamboanga Del Sur I am going to write about today the importance of Sprint Drills and teaching correct and efficient movement for athletes in particular sprinters. Drills emphasize correct movement patterns while running this is important because   A. An athlete that has…

On Knee Pain and Uphill Running

Knee Pain I am providing this article which is a compilation of various sources to educate coaches on the protocol and safety measures of up hill running. I am seeing alot of unstructured hill type sessions being done too close to competitions. And as a result athletes are getting knee injuries. From https://www.painscience.com/articles/diagnose-runners-knee.php Pain tends…