Sport Success: It's About Acceleration, not speed

There is a misconception in sports.  Parents, coaches and, even some young athletes, have been using the wrong definition when describing the specific attribute they most desire, explosive first step quickness.   What everyone wants is ACCELERATION.…

The Speed Controversy. What Do You Really Need in Sports? Part 1

Back in 2003, while was living in Greensboro, NC  I worked under the Direction of Lauren Segrave for Velocity Sports Performance.  At the time Lauren was a sprint and hurdle coach for the U.S. Olympic team.  This is where I began understand…

How To Develop Game Changing Speed

Yes. Speed Kills. Especially in the team sports setting, success is usually defined by the speed of the game.  Athletes who are faster, and in better condition will have the advantage. How coaches, athletes and parents view speed development…
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Should You Take Supplements? - Part 2

By Frank Hoyle, CPT, EIM Ambassador. Frank is currently performing his internship with Conca Sport and Fitness. In part 1 of Should You Take Supplements  I made sure you’re going to have to have the following in order: 1.) Eating the right…
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Should You Take Supplements? Part 1

Should You Be Taking Supplements? By Frank Hoyle, CPT, EIM Ambassador. Frank is currently performing his internship with Conca Sport and Fitness. Something that I get asked multiple times on a daily basis is; “Frank, what  supplements…

12 To Do's During Tryouts...and for the rest of your sports career

12 Simple Yet Significant Daily To Do's For Leaders This article was written by Jeff Janssen, founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center 1. Be the hardest worker at practice today. Without fail, one of the quickest ways…

10 Ways To Decrease The Risk For An ACL Injury

10 Ways to Decrease the Risk For An ACL Injury  Through our partnership with GPS West, we recently we had a chance to assess the potential ACL injury risk of over 160 soccer players from U10 - U18.  Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament…
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Ryan McDonough Notches 100th Point For No. 4 Chicopee Hockey, But No. 6 Agawam Tops Pacers

Junior forward Ryan McDonough earned his 100th career point, but the No. 4 Chicopee hockey team fell to No. 6 Agawam, 5-4, on Saturday. McDonough earned a goal and an assist in the game for Chicopee, which suffered its first loss of the…
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Can A Lack Of Sleep Make You Fat and Weak?

Hormones aren't just for teenagers. Insulin, androgens (muscle-building hormones), growth hormone, and cortisol - the "stress" hormone - are affected by it, or lack thereof. When you zero in on cortisol, it's actually a good hormone: it has…
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Nutrition Made Easy

For the last 7 years we have been using Precision Nutrition, one of the best resources in the world for nutrition education. A few weeks back they had a great article "what to eat before, during, and after exercise," and I thought this would…