TOOLS TO BECOME A BETTER ATHLETE
By: Tim Hanaway Sports Performance Director, Velocity Norwood In part one of this installment, I set the landscape as to why in-season training was so necessary for youth athletes. In a nutshell, the answer boils down to two main points:
By: Tim Hanaway Sports Performance Director Velocity Norwood Strength, in my opinion, is the single most important physical attribute that an athlete can possess as strength is literally the precursor to all forms of athleticism. Want to get instantly faster,
People are often confused about the differences between mobility vs flexibility. It matters because it affects your athleticism and injury risk. Hope that gets your attention because it’s often the neglected and mis-understood step-child of training. You probably recognize that
Research from the world’s leading sport scientists proves that faster sprinters need strength for speed. They are able to apply more force to the ground than slower runners. Studies from institutions including Harvard University and SMU’s Locomotor Performance Laboratory have
In the immediate aftermath of the injuries to the Golden State Warriors, the finger was being pointed. Being pointed with blame. Whose fault is a major injury like the Achilles tendon rupture of Kevin Durant? However, instead of focusing on
Stop it! Please, just stop! To social media training gurus, movement ninjas, and speed wizards, in youth training; You’re doing yourself and so many young athletes a disservice. Hurting kids. Ruining athleticism. You’re embarrassing a profession. It needs to stop.
There is little debate as to the many benefits that strength and power training has on sports performance. Speed training, plyometrics and classic strength training exercises like squats, deadlifts and bench pressing can each provide athletes with exceptional gains in performance and athleticism. Olympic lifts however, represent a classification of exercises including the Snatch and Clean & Jerk that provide athletes with the ultimate “X-Factor” when it comes to training.
The Velocity Speed Formula (read more about it here) uses proven speed training drills to make athletes faster. However, it’s much more than just drills. How different drills are combined affects learning. For youth speed training to carry over to the game
The Velocity Speed Formula (read more about it here) uses proven speed training drills to make athletes faster. Whether its elite speed training or youth speed training, the Formula always has the same 4 parts; Big Force Small Time Proper Direction Optimal
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