If you are participating in
a Spring sport, what should you be doing now to get ready to compete? There is
only a short period before the season starts when coaches can work with the
athletes to prepare them for the upcoming season. Coaches know there is more to
sport than practicing sport-specific drills and skills. They also know it takes
more than a few weeks to develop the necessary skills and baseline conditioning
to perform well when the season begins. Starting a training program months in
advance allows the athlete to develop the necessary level of conditioning and
athleticism to fully benefit from a coach’s preseason skill development
So what type of training would benefit the athletes the most?
Level of Fitness: Athletes should go into preseason practice ready for the
fitness demands of the sport. Whether your sport has a high anaerobic demand or
calls for more aerobic conditioning, developing a fitness baseline is key to
setting yourself up for in-season success.
Skills: Your program should be focused on developing the movement skills necessary
to excel in your sport. You should be working on improving your overall
strength, power, stability, reaction, first step, change-in-direction, and
speed to ensure you’ll be ready to perform at your best.
Development in these areas will not only increase your
performance level, but also aid in reducing the risk of injury by allowing the
athlete to handle the physical demands of a long season.
to learn more about Athletic
Republic’s sport-specific training programs or call 435-729-7230 to schedule
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