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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

#BridgeBuilt Series: The University of Arizona

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 10, 2017 8:15:00 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 in all sports around the world. Featured in this #BridgeBuilt Series is James Krumpos, the University of Arizona’s Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhancement, who talks about how his team of performance coaches use BridgeAthletic’s platform to enhance their program.

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Topics: Bridge Teams, Coaches

Fostering Leadership Among Your Athletes

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Jul 7, 2017 10:36:22 AM

 

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Topics: S+C, Coaches

 

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