Tag Archives: agility

Speed Agility Quickness

Speed,agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly benefit from SAQ training. You never know when you’re going to run after your kids, play a pick up game of basketball, or cut […]

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How to Run Fast

In evaluating and teaching high-speed running mechanics, the coach must give the athletes key points on which to concentrate and consciously focus as they learn to re-program their motor patterns. It is useful to break down the movement in a way that is consistent with a systematic teaching progression. We use six reference points or […]

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Eat for Excellence

Eating For EXCELLENCE 1) Avoid binging. People often binge because their body is nutrient deficient. This can be solved through: a) Avoiding empty calorie foods. These are foods high in refined sugars and/or fat, and low in nutritional value. Foods like cookies, juice or soda pop, chips, snack foods, fast foods, baked goods, etc. Your […]

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The Top 10 Speed Training Myths

Each day I receive questions about training speed. So we’ve taken those questions that we hear the most and answered them in a slightly different format. (1) Static stretching prepares you to compete/practice Static stretching actually reduces power output. Athletes should prepare for practice by doing a dynamic warm-up that moves from basic, low-intensity movements […]

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2016 Athlete Honor Roll

Every year, we recognize an individual sport athlete and team sports athlete whose performances over a 12-month time span have been exceptional.We continue to build on the past with the enthusiasm and efforts of our current athletes. Our 2016 Athlete Honor roll is an SPG Alumni favorite.As we look to the future, our vision includes […]

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Revolutionary Trazer sytem now at SPG

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Balancing a training program is like a great recipe. Only the perfect amount of each ingredient added at exactly the right time will work. Most trainers add all their favorite ingredients in random amounts and hope it tastes good. It never does.But,with the Revolutionary Trazer system now at SPG we can do amazing things   […]

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Shannon Horgan Named to U-20 Roster for Womens World Cup Qualifying

Shannon Horgan. Roster by Position: Detailed Roster    GOALKEEPERS (2): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.) DEFENDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park; Calif.), Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Shannon Horgan (Clemson; Long Beach, N.Y.), Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame; […]

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Crystal Dunn among 20 on USWNT Olympics qualifying roster

      World Cup champion and Rockville Centre native Crystal Dunn headlined the roster announced Tuesday by U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis for next month’s Olympic qualification tournament.Crystal Dunn is among 20 on USWNT Olympics qualifying roster Ellis also included promising young players Emily Sonnett, Samantha Mewis, Dunn and 17-year-old sensation Mallory […]

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Is Every trainer a Sports Specific Trainer ?

What to Look For in a Sports Specific Trainer Everyone these days offers Sports Specific Personal Training.  I guess anyone can go online to become certified.  But would you entrust your child with a certified trainer?  what should you ask and look for?   When looking for someone to train your child it’s best to […]

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The six stages of injury

The six stages of injury

Oftentimes an athlete approaches a physician with a sense that something is wrong. This is usually normal and the athlete will subsequently be told that there is nothing wrong after all. But something is wrong if the athlete isn’t feeling well.The six stages of injury allow you to understand your body. Addressing the initial stages […]

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