Indoor/Winter Track & Field

Competing this winter may be the ticket to fast times during the spring! The winter indoor season serves as a dress rehearsal for what’s to come outdoors. Many of the country’s top athletes use the indoor season as a training ground for the coming year. Should high school athletes compete in indoor track and field? Absolutely. Many of the state’s top [...]

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Plyometrics

Speed and strength are integral components of fitness found in varying degrees in virtually all athletic movements. Simply put the combination of speed and strength is power. [...]

Training

Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows [...]

Conditioning

One of the misconceptions in the sports world is that a sports person gets in shape by just playing or taking part in his/her chosen sport. If a stationary level of [...]

Coordination

Coordination is the topic in this installment of the 5 Key Areas of Athletic Performance. Coordination is the ability to repeatedly execute a sequence of movements smoothly [...]

Flexibility – Mobility

What is flexibility? Flexibility, mobility and suppleness all mean the range of limb movement around joints. In any movement there are two groups of muscles at work: [...]

What is Speed?

Speed, one of the 5 Key Areas of Athletic Performance, is the quickness of movement of a limb, whether this is the legs of a runner or the arm of the shot putter. Speed is an [...]

5 Key Areas – Endurance part 3

In this final installment on Endurance (one of the 5 Key Areas of athletic performance) we will introduce Speed Endurance and Strength Endurance. Speed endurance Speed [...]

5 Key Areas – Endurance part 2

The five key areas that contribute to improved athletic performance are Speed, Strength, Coordination, Flexibility and Endurance. The types of endurance are aerobic endurance, [...]

5 Key Areas of Performance – Endurance

There are five key areas that contribute to improved athletic performance; Speed, Strength, Coordination, Flexibility and Endurance. In subsequent posts we will highlight one [...]

So, what is indoor track?

Most people think of the sport of Track and Field as one sport, but in reality Outdoor Track and Field and Indoor Track and Field have enough differences to be classified as [...]