Improving an athletes performance includes much more than developing fundamental skills. Learning the proper techniques of any sport will definitely help a player be more successful.
Whether it is shooting a basketball, hitting a baseball, serving a volleyball or running hurdles there is without doubt skills that must be taught and rehearsed over and over in order for the athlete to compete at a high level.
But skill alone will not allow an athlete to reach his or her fullest potential. In order to maximize their athletic potential the must develop the overall athleticism. In short their bodies must be trained to perform at a high level.
Athletes can improve their performance if they are trained to improve their balance, strength, flexibility, strength and agility. Still other exercises are done to help prevent injuries that so often keep athletes from reaching their potential. Finally when athletes are injured the must train in a way to safely return them to competition.
Athletic Performance Training should be an important part of every athletes training. Some schools are lucky to have a certified strength and conditioning coach. However, at most high schools and many small colleges, the coaching staff is responsible for this critical component.
This website has been designed to help provide coaches with tools to increase their athletes athletic performance. Maybe you are a soccer coach and know very little about lower body stabilization, or you are a volleyball coach and you would like your players to jump higher.
Maybe you are a strength and conditioning coach, but you are looking for some drills to help you train the tennis players at your school and you don’t know very much about the demands of those athletes.
Whatever the case, whether you are a strength coach looking for some new ideas or a head coach trying to teach your self how to train your athletes, the Athletic Performance Toolbox will have a number of resources for you.
In addition to a wide range of exercises, drills and workout plans designed to increase the overall athleticism of your athletes, we will also provide tools to assist you in putting together nutritional plans, proper hydration, warm-ups, cool downs and injury prevention ideas.
We have collected a wide range of tools from respected sources designed to help your athletes. Some of the tools are sport specific and others are general drills and or workouts that would be useful for athletes in every sport.
The Athletic Performance Toolbox is part of a family of websites dedicated to helping coaches. For tools designed to help coaches with specific sports click the following links: Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball and Track & Field. For ideas on motivation, leadership, professional development and program building designed for all sports go to Coaches Toolbox