Your athlete is generally only training with you 2-10 hours per week. This leaves over 160 hours left in each seven day week for them to be negatively impacting their body and their training. With this in mind, the most important thing you can do as a coach is to educate your athletes on the different processes they can control every single day that will enhance performance. Below is a list of BridgeAthletic's tips to improve athlete performance and help control for the many factors that may inhibit athlete training.
There are many factors that influence athletic performance. Often, strength and conditioning coaches get to witness incremental achievements made both by an individual and by a team in the gym. There is little doubt that a sport-specific strength and conditioning program will always be a key driver of overall success.
When putting together a strength and conditioning program for your athletes, there are a number of factors to take into consideration:
- The number of athletes training at once
- The training age & experience of your athletes
- What space/equipment you have available for each session
- How long each training session will be
- The number of weekly training sessions
- Any injuries individual athletes may have
- Practice and competition schedule