Mental Visualization

Picture a perfect day for a game or match. Is the sun out? Is the sky clear? Can you smell the freshly cut grass?

Now think of the other team that you will be playing. What do they look like? Are they tall, fast, skilled, or all of the above?

3D Stability

This 3D stability exercise is great for athletes who are recovering from an ankle or knee injury and for those who want to improve their single leg stability.

Varying In-Season Training

With the NHL season just underway and the NBA season right around the corner, it’s time to look at how to vary your in-season training. Just because games have started doesn’t mean that you stop training, you just have to modify what you do. It is important to know your needs at this time of the year. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What does your schedule look 

Single Leg Strength

Lower body strength is an essential aspect for many different sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, and many more. Often, athletes assume that this means they need to perform lots of squats, deadlifts, lunges, etc.

Core Strength & Stability

Core stability is a popular topic for discussion amongst athletes, trainers, and those involved in the fitness world. It is important to clarify why the core is so crucial to an athlete's training and to define what it means to have a strong and stable core. 

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:

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