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Anticipatory Skill in Sports – How Elite Athletes “See into the Future” and Make Better Decisions

How can it be that the professional athletes considered to have the world’s best “reaction times” cannot hit an underhand pitch travailing at 1/3rd the speed they are accustomed to facing?    There is woman in the United States that can strike out any Major League Baseball player. Easily. This is not a joke.  In The Sports Gene, a [...]

By | August 11th, 2021|2021, Featured, Science|Comments Off on Anticipatory Skill in Sports – How Elite Athletes “See into the Future” and Make Better Decisions

The Great Debate: Early vs Late Specialization in Sports

There are coaches in many different sports who believe that athletes should specialize in their sport very early – training only in their sport, almost every day, from a very young age – sometimes as young as 9 or 10 years old.   Other coaches prefer late specialization, where an athlete trains in multiple sports throughout elementary and even [...]

By | June 3rd, 2021|2021, Coaching, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on The Great Debate: Early vs Late Specialization in Sports

Return-to-Play after COVID – What Coaches and Athletes NEED to Know 

Over the past 10 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in the world, from children to the elderly, public sector employees to private business owners, and of course, front-line health care workers and medical staff.  Sports have endured large-scale shut-downs, cancellations, postponements of athletic training and competition, at both the amateur and professional levels, and everything in between.    Of course, over the Summer and [...]

By | January 21st, 2021|2021, Coaching, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on Return-to-Play after COVID – What Coaches and Athletes NEED to Know 

The Overtraining Myth – How Under-Training is the True Cause of Youth Sports Injury

The conventional approach of reducing physical activity levels in youth athletes may seem intuitive, but it ignores one of the root causes of injury in youth sports … unpreparedness for the physical demands of the sport itself.    INJURIES ON THE RISE  Injuries are on the rise in youth sports.    A 2009 study published in the American College [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|2020, Featured, Fitness, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on The Overtraining Myth – How Under-Training is the True Cause of Youth Sports Injury

6-Weeks Out: AT-HOME TRAINING PROGRAM – ALL SPORTS

Sports could start up at anytime and you need to be ready. Don’t let social distancing rules and ongoing closures stop you from being as fit as you can be when it’s time to play again. You can still get professional and science-based exercise prescriptions with our new fitness testing and exercise prescription tool – [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|2020, Announcements, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Parents|Comments Off on 6-Weeks Out: AT-HOME TRAINING PROGRAM – ALL SPORTS

Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

For more on this topic check out our FREE webinar - Prescribe & Monitor Training Load Without Expensive, Time Consuming & Hard to Use Technology.   Periodization is fast becoming a popular buzz word among soccer coaches and fitness coaches.    Last summer, the city of Toronto became captivated by the Toronto Raptors’ first-ever NBA [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|2020, Coaching, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It

Is training for technical skills really the best use of soccer players’ time during a period of sustained inactivity? … the answer is no. Youth soccer players: if you haven’t already, you need to add aerobic high-intensity interval training into your weekly at-home training routine immediately.   A lot can change in 14 days. Two [...]

By | March 28th, 2020|2020, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Parents, Soccer Fitness Services|Comments Off on At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It