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Long Term Athletic Development

This past week on September 27 marked the 10th anniversary of “The Promise” speech made by Tim Tebow.  See it here and what it meant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI44yk9TSdI

That got me thinking.  What’s one of the most celebrated athletes in college history and former NFL quarterback doing these days?  Well, he’s been a professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization for the past few years.  How can he pull that off you may ask?  Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and non – specialization of his youth sports.

Self Regulation to Improve Sports Performance

A main attribute of athletic performance is an athlete’s ability to self-regulate. Self-regulation is the athlete’s knowledge of how to calm themselves down through being self-aware and using specific mental skills. Self-regulation has two components I think every athlete can use. 

Compete Extends Partnership with The Rinks

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab is proud to announce an extension as an Official Partner of The Rinks. “I’m excited to continue our relationship with the organization that I have been involved with for many years. Both groups are committed to growing the sport of hockey in California and I feel we have both made an impact in doing so.” stated Chris Phillips, owner of Compete and former Head Athletic Trainer of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.  Compete has locations 

Are You Getting Enough Sleep to Recover?

Sleeping is an aspect of recovery that has recently become more emphasized amongst athletes and non-athletes alike. As an athlete, the body is frequently put under great stress with training in order to improve performance in athletic competition. Therefore, proper 

Nutrition Essentials for Sports Performance

Proper nutrition is essential in optimizing performance and enhancing recovery prior to and following exercise. Before an athlete participates in a training session or game it is important that they consume a proper meal containing a balance of carbohydrates

Nutrition Essentials for Sports Performance

Proper nutrition is essential in optimizing performance and enhancing recovery prior to and following exercise. Before an athlete participates in a training session or game it is important that they consume a proper meal containing a balance of carbohydrates

5 Keys to Proper Hydration

As summer gears up and athletes participate in tryouts, workouts, camps, and other activities, proper hydration is critical to optimal health and performance. When athletes engage in physical activity while dehydrated, they will likely see a decrease in performance, muscle cramping, increased heart rate, nausea, fatigue, headache, and light-headedness.  Here are some keys to staying hydrated this summer:
 

Static Stretching Post-Workout

Static stretching is an aspect of training that is frequently overlooked by athletes, coaches, and trainers. However, this is an extremely important feature of training that needs to be done much more often, as it greatly aids the recovery process. There are discussions out there that state 

Training Tips for Competitive Cheer

All athletes need of periods of rest prior throughout the season. In respect to competitive cheerleading, any rest period before the upcoming season is limited and short. To prevent overuse injuries while staying in shape for 

Preparing for Hockey Tryouts

Tryout season can be almost as stressful as the regular season. Players are jockeying for positions,  coaches are searching for the right players to fill their squad and parents are trying to understand what would be best for their son or daughter. Leading up to tryouts, there are things players can do to make sure they are as prepared as possible for a good showing when the time comes.

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