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Swim-Specific Baseline Testing

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Sep 18, 2017 9:34:04 AM


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Topics: S+C, Swimming, Coaches

The Importance of Nutrition at the Club Level

Posted by Hudl on Sep 5, 2017 9:05:00 AM

There’s value in implementing good habits around nutrition for younger athletes. Here’s what Hudl and the Los Angeles Galaxy have to say about the subject.

Kristen Andrews is the Sports Performance Dietitian for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, as well as the U.S. Men’s National Team. Kristen worked with Hudl to shed some light on just how important nutrition is at the club level.

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Topics: Nutrition, Coaches

How to Build a Strong Culture in Your Program

Posted by Hudl on Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Clearly communicating your vision and getting everyone on the same page are important steps for every new head coach. Here are four ways to establish a strong culture in your program.

With 11 years as an assistant football coach at Lincoln Christian (Neb.) under his belt, Kurt Earl finally got his chance last year–the Crusaders turned to Earl after going a combined 6-12 in 2014 and 2015.

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Topics: Coaching Technology, Coaches

The Formula for Individualized Training

Posted by Lillian Hinrichs on Aug 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM

With over 18 years of experience coaching youth, high school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes, Juan Pablo Reggiardo, has always been involved in sports. With a background in physical therapy and strength and conditioning, Coach Reggiardo has worked mostly with volleyball and basketball programs, and has won multiple National Championships with Stanford women’s volleyball and golf. We had the opportunity to host a webinar featuring Coach Reggiardo where he discusses how he and the BridgeAthletic Performance Team create and deliver customized strength training for volleyball clubs and players. We talked with Coach Reggiardo about this and how clubs can implement individualized training for multiple teams and athletes of different ages and skill levels. Tailoring strength and conditioning programs based on a player’s age, experience level, equipment accessibility, training time, and major tournament dates will contribute to maximizing that player’s potential on the court.

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Topics: Volleyball, Coaches

Can Social Media Provide a Competitive Advantage in Athletic Performance?

Posted by Lillian Hinrichs on Aug 15, 2017 11:26:18 AM

There are endless forms of technology in today’s tech-savvy world, and social media, in particular, has become the preferred method of communication for millennial athletes and plays a major role in sports of all levels. Oftentimes, people think that technology is detrimental in sports for a player’s performance when, in reality, it can be very beneficial. Social media has changed the way players communicate with the world and how they prepare for competition. Whether coaches or athletes are using technology, it is a great way to promote upcoming events, increase program awareness, and announce major team accomplishments. Players can use technology to their benefit by getting in the right pre-game mindset and use it as motivation to perform to the best of their ability.

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Topics: Competition, Coaches

#BridgeBuilt Series: Par4Success Golf Fitness

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 3, 2017 3:15:29 PM

Every day we hear championship stories about how BridgeAthletic's strength training software is helping coaches and athletes achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. These stories motivate us to build better athletes across all sports. Featured in this #BridgeBuilt Series is Chris Finn, owner of Par4Success, Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and TPI certified golf-medical professional, who breaks down how he's using BridgeAthletic to help train golf athletes at every level, both in person and around the world. 

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Topics: Bridge Teams, Coaches

#BridgeBuilt Series: Notre Dame High School

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 31, 2017 11:00:06 AM

Every day we hear championship stories about how BridgeAthletic's strength training software is helping coaches and athletes achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. By making coaches more efficient, the department more connected, and athletes' development more accessible, the BridgeAthletic strength training software takes athletic programs to the next level. These stories motivate us to build better athletes across sports and around the world. Featured in this #BridgeBuilt Series is Notre Dame High School’s Nick Garcia, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, who talks about the success his team of performance coaches and athletes has using BridgeAthletic’s platform.

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Topics: Bridge Teams, Coaches

Coach's Guide to an Athlete's Mental Game

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jul 25, 2017 8:35:00 AM

One of the most challenging things for players at all levels is the ability to handle pressure and criticism. A study published in The Sport Journal found that distractions and criticism drain mental energy and decrease athletic performance. When it comes to winning, the more positive the attitude, the better the athletic performance. Specifically in team sports, coaches have a significant impact on individual athletes and the team as a whole. Additionally, players who behave in a collaborative, engaging, and enthusiastic manner attract others to influence a greater level of teamwork. The best coaches learn to understand how each individual athlete effectively responds to criticism and direction.

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Topics: Sport Science, Coaches

In-Season Strength and Conditioning to Build Speed and Power

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Jul 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What happens in an elite training program as athletes move into the thick of their competition season? In short, it depends on the sport. From the golf swing to the first 15 yards of a sprint, explosiveness and acceleration are traits that can be perfected with proper training. Once athletes have a basic technical skill set, then they can begin to build strength and power.

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Topics: S+C, Coaches