Posts Tagged: change of direction

Should Young Athletes Condition?

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Conditioning is one of the most difficult topics to understand. A lot of people do not actually know what conditioning is or how to implement it. There is also a bit of uncertainty between conditioning and punishment. Sometimes the lines get really blurry. Usually when a team doesn’t play or practice well, the coach will […]

5 Tips for Developing Explosiveness

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What is explosiveness? I guess it really depends on who you ask. Explosiveness doesn’t really mean anything in terms of sports performance but it does have a meaning to parents and coaches. Explosive athletes can have the following qualities Sprint fast Change direction quickly Throw hard Swing hard Shoot fast All of those things are […]

Training Strengths and Weaknesses

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This past summer we went to a conference as a staff. The first presenter that we went to was highly regarded in the field with a lot of experience training. His topic was about different types of training that a lot of people had not quite adopted yet. In his talk he mentioned that someone […]

Reducing the Risk of Overuse

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Overuse injuries can be a real problem for athletes. It is hard when you cannot get on the field because of a nagging ailment. An overuse injury happens when the demands placed on a joint are too much for it to handle. Muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments all provide support for the joints. Any of […]

How do You Perform When the Lights are On?

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I have a couple random thoughts from the last week. Doctors are no different than any other profession Just like any job you can have, someone is going to be good at their job and someone else isn’t. Doctors are not exempt from this rule. I absolutely respect the hell out of the process it […]

Strength Doesn’t Make You Slow

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At Evolution, speed and agility training is a big part of what we do. It is what helps our athletes improve their performance tremendously. There are plenty of options for athletes in the area to go to train. There is not a single one that blends speed, agility, strength, and conditioning like we do. A […]

What Training Qualities Do You Need?

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Performance training for athletes can be designed to help the following qualities: speed strength quickness power mobility/flexibility rehab conditioning Well that right there is 7 qualities. Sometimes we only have 4-12 weeks to help an athlete get ready for their sport. That is not a lot of time to work on quite a few things. […]

Speed and Agility Training vs. Testing

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There are some subtle differences when athletes are training for performance vs. when they are preparing for testing. I have been working with one of our athletes privately for the last three years in this exact fashion. Each summer he participates in a bunch of camps/combines where he gets tested. His school also puts a […]

Increasing Speed with Linear Bounds

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There is a lot to learn when it comes to increasing speed and quickness. We are lucky at Evolution to get to work with the amount of athletes we have. The more experience we get the better we can be at what we do. One thing in particular that a lot of athletes struggle with […]

Hamstring Flexibility is Overrated

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Tight hamstrings are one of the biggest plagues over young athletes. The problem: How much does it really matter? A lot of young athletes have trouble hitting a full hamstring stretch or touching their toes. The fix? Usually its hamstring stretches. Hamstring stretching will not help the following causes of hamstring tightness: Growth spurts Core […]