October 9, 2015

Why do athletes stop training after an injury?


This has perplexed me for years… Athletes often suffer minor injuries throughout the season. Aggressive play can often result in a sprained ankle, pulled muscle or shoulder injury, and upon injuring themselves the players (or parents) often decide to take 2-6 weeks off to let the injury heal. Let me try to understand this… a … Read More >

Question: How do you progress workouts for kids who mature quicker in the U12-U14 age group?

Question: Are there different work-out time frames for U12-U14 boys? Some boys in this age group mature faster than others which can possibly create some confusion with the expectations of a coach. A U12 that is 5′-7″ with hair and one that is 4′-7″ without are maturing at much different paces. Should the workouts be … Read More >

Featured Exercise: Stair Jumping

I often refer to our “Stair Program” in these posts and many times I get questions about what we do on the stairs. “Do you just sprint up the stairs?” and “How does this differ from your box jump program?” are a few of the more common questions. I thought I would take minute to … Read More >