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  • How to Improve Speed and Agility in High School Athletes

    How to Improve Speed and Agility in High School Athletes As a high school athlete, improving your speed and agility can give you a significant advantage on the field or court. Whether you are playing soccer, basketball, football, or any other sport, being faster and more agile can help you move quickly and easily around your opponents, make more accurate passes or shots, and improve your overall performance. In this blog, we'll explore some tips on how to improve your speed and agility as a high school athlete. Warm-up Properly Before you start any workout or practice session, it's essential to warm up your muscles properly. Warming up will increase blood flow to your muscles, making ....

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  • The Benefits of Weight Lifting for High School Athletes

    The Benefits of Weight Lifting for High School Athletes Are you a high school athlete looking to take your game to the next level? Are you looking for ways to improve your strength and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury and improve your performance on the field? Then weight lifting might just be the answer you've been looking for! In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of weightlifting specifically for high school athletes, as well as tips to maximize your training and avoid common mistakes. So, whether you're a football player, basketball player, or any other athlete, keep reading to learn how weightlifting can help you achieve your goals. Types of Weight Lifting Exercises ....

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  • Why Lift Weights

    The Benefits of Weight Lifting for High School Athletes Weight lifting is a form of strength training that is beneficial for athletes at all levels, including high school athletes. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of weightlifting and why it is important for high school athletes. We will also discuss how to get started with weightlifting and provide tips for success. The benefits of weightlifting Increased strength and power: Weightlifting can help increase muscle strength and power, which can improve athletic performance in sports such as football, basketball, and soccer. Better injury prevention: Weightlifting can help reduce the risk of injury by strengthening the muscles and ....

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  • The Importance of Strength and Conditioning for High School Athletes

    The Importance of Strength and Conditioning for High School Athletes As a high school athlete, your body undergoes significant changes as you grow and develop. The demands of your sport can take a toll on your body, and it's important to prepare it for the rigors of competition. Strength and conditioning is essential for high school athletes to reach their full potential and stay healthy. Strength and conditioning programs help high school athletes build muscle mass, increase strength and endurance, and develop proper technique. These programs also improve athletic performance by increasing power, speed, and agility. Additionally, a well-designed strength and conditioning program can ....

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  • What is a Strength and Conditioning Coach?

    What is a Strength and Conditioning Coach?

    Parents, One of the basic ways we relate to other adults is through our work. I know for men, it’s not too far into an initial meeting at church, kid’s birthday party, or wherever that the, “what do you do?” question is posed. While I know exactly what I do and who I am professionally, I have to admit that I often stumble with what to tell people! “I’m a strength and conditioning coach” doesn’t land on a concrete understanding for most people. Unless you have been a college or professional athlete, most people have never been exposed to a legitimate strength and conditioning coach. And while I can also go with, “I own and ....

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  • Being Uncomfortable

    Being Uncomfortable

    Parents, Sometimes a really good high school athlete attends a trial session and doesn’t end up joining our strength and conditioning program…and I’m surprised. I ’m surprised because I’ve received a consistent message from both the parents and the athlete that the goal is to play at the next level… I’m surprised because the athlete had a solid trial session and there’s no logistical issue keeping them from training with us… I’m surprised because 9 times out of 10 an athlete like I’ve just described joins our program, but in this case the athlete does not. I believe the root of the problem is that the ....

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  • Parents, are you taking care of yourselves?

    Parents, Most of the time when I’m writing to you it’s about your athlete and their sports, ambitions, and goals. However, our current social climate has influenced me to turn some of my attention toward you, the parent, who are the link between me and your athlete. Crazy times can throw us into a tailspin on our own health and fitness goals. However, I’ve noticed that TAT parents right now are either healthier and fitter than they’ve been in years or they’re struggling to keep up with healthy habits. It probably has a lot to do with your personal economic situation. If your income is steady and not a constant worry then the covid shut down has freed ....

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  • Tough Times

    “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger Parents, We are operating our lives in a new pressure cooker lately. I hope you and your family have found at least a semi-comfortable new normal. However, as the prior quote attests, there is a wide disparity between doing well…or not…under pressure. So here are some thoughts on something that may be the most integral component to how well your family responds to this pressure… that integral component is your marriage . Your marriage will likely get better or worse from this situation. There’s really not a stay-the-same option when conditions change in a ....

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  • 7 Foods to Boost Immumity

    Parents and Coaches, Here is some timely and great information from TAT’s nutrition consultant, registered dietician AND busy sports mom, Lori Bondurant, RDN, CSSD: TAT parents and athletes, In addition to washing your hands and social distancing, your diet can also help you ward off COVID-19. A healthy immune system not only helps you fight off viruses, it also helps you bounce back if you do happen to get sick and may lessen the severity of symptoms. For immune-boosting nutrients turn to the following foods :
    - packed with Vitamin C and Antioxidants which help attack free radicals which can damage our immune systems
    Oranges and Red Bell ....

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  • Now the How

    Parents and Coaches, Does that subject line sound like a Dr. Seuss book? Earlier this week, I explained what is actually going on INSIDE your muscle tissue when you utilize a foam roller. (see below how to watch that video). Now it’s time for the HOW part of foam rolling! Your athlete should watch the following video for a crash course on foam rolling. A thorough routine should incorporate all the body parts explained in this video. Then as your athlete learns which body parts need more work, they can spend more time on those parts while relegating others to minimal maintenance. Watch it on Facebook: Foam Rolling Crash Course Not a Facebook user? See it on ....

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