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Youth Sports Injuries from “over gaming” them?

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Here’s a summary of three recent articles that have been posted on our Umberger Performance Facebook Fan Page covering youth sports injuries.  Give us a “like” to get the information faster along with other cool human performance related information.   This explains the data on injuries pretty clearly…  Don’t think that there is a problem? Statistics […]

injuries

Too Many Games Not Enough Sports Performance Training to Combat Injuries in Youth Athletes

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Too many games not enough sports performance training/cross training Here’s another case for offseason sports performance training to serve as “cross training” for all athletes.  The key word is athlete.  What kind of athletes are we developing?  One that is adaptable to various collegiate and professional tactical schemes/systems or a specialist at 16 that can only fit […]

Training

Off Ice Sports Performance Training Lengthens Ice Hockey Career!

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A nice article talking about how Craig’s hard work and dedication have paid off in improving his sports performance where it matters most, on the ice.  I’ve been fortune to work with Craig for over three years and his influence on the atmosphere is something that can’t be measured.  Though he and RJ Umberger share […]

Training

Ice Hockey Coaches Want Athletes

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Ice Hockey- Athletes Wanted If I said it once, I’ve said it 100 times that ice hockey players should also be athletes not specialist.  Early specialization impedes the development of athletic ability which impedes sports performance down the road.  It also in the cause of easily avoided over use injuries as stated here in a recent article the I […]

Training

ARE YOU A CHEF OR A COOK?

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Youth Sports After I was done playing division one football under former NFL coaches I decided to coach youth sports.  Actually I coached high school football for three years.  In looking back, what qualified me to coach these athletes?  Because I knew the sport of football? Ironically, that’s only one piece of the puzzle.  Despite being a […]

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Strength Training = hard work?

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Strength Training Made Easy? For those of you that know of Buddy Morris, you know that strength doesn’t come easy nor does improving sports performance.  He’s the Godfather of the strength coach world despite growing into a coach of physical preparation.  He has some interesting thoughts and they are a big “controversial” actually hard hitting about […]

Training

Cutting Edge Sports Performance Training…. and Recovery!

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What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? The million dollar question: What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? Some that’s like the age old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Omega Wave is a tool that being used by the brilliant and open minded physical preparation and fitness coaches to […]

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Sports Training- James Smith Sounds Off

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Some Truths About Sports Training This is from my friend and mentor and former Pittsburgh sports training except, James Smith.  He’s since moved to Portugal to work with Ruby.  This is from a Q&A section from elitefts.com.  He goes by “The Thinker” because he wasn’t permitted by his employer to use his real name in […]

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Russian Ice Hockey verse the US Hockey System

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Are the Russians Doing a Better Job at Sports Performance Training(specifically hockey)? I know that USA Ice Hockey’s USDM is pretty good and that they are making strides to improve the quality of our sports performance training and ice hockey system throughout the entire country.  Below is an outline of the Russian Ice Hockey system.  As you […]