STT’s January Poll

Head, Shoulders…

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comYep, the next body part to pay close attention to is the shoulders. Very important for posture during speed and for allowing proper range of motion to elicit maximum speed. When you think about it, the little things do matter on game day. What you do walking to class or while at practice will dictate the final product when everyone is watching. Coach Taylor takes his young athletes through these drills each workout. He can be reach at coachtaylor@smarterteamtraining.com or schedule a workout with him by calling 410-828-8218 today.

IL posts new drill from STT

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comWith tons of drills to be shared, this one starts up a bunch of patterns, workouts, and footwork drills that can be integrated into warm-ups, conditioning, practice, and used to improve your feet when no one is watching. With a picture, write-up, and a video, I think you will get the concept and be using this drill in your next workout. Click here to find out what IL thought was worth posting as their featured workout of the week. If you have questions, email Coach Taylor at coachtaylor@smarterteamtraining.com or call the Gordon Institute to schedule your team’s training session, 410-828-8218. Lacrosse season will be here soon. Will you be ready?

STT on YouTube – Body Weight Warm-Up

The warm-up sets the tone for the workout. Eliminate the distractions and focus on the task at hand. Incorporate exercises in a rhythmic fashion to get the heart rate up and activate the muscles of the body through full range of motion movements. Balance drills are often overlooked but can add variety too. Here are a few exercises that can help you warm-up before your next strength or conditioning workout.

For more clips, check out STT on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment for each of the clips. More are coming soon, so check back with STT often for tips, exercises, and drills to help your athletes.

 

8 Tips to make you faster!

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comRunning is a skill that can be improved with practice. Having check points and an consistent vocabulary helps make speed training more productive. Not all sports run as someone would when on a track, but proper form is necessary if you are trying to run away from the pack this season. Check out the first of eight STT tips featured on InsideLacrosse.com. To learn more about running mechanics and improving your game day performance, contact Coach Taylor at coachtaylor@smarterteamtraining.com or call the Gordon Institute at 410-828-8218.

STT’s workout of the month for December 2010

Here is the scenario.  You are at your child’s early morning indoor soccer practice and can’t make it to the gym.  You want to watch practice to see how good they are getting.  You also know the rest of your day is jammed packed, so you need to squeeze in a quick cardio session to feel better about the day ahead.  Talk to the coach, and take the initiative to challenge the team after practice to two fitness exercises.  The first is called “six in 50” which if you have youngsters may become “five in 50” or “four in 50” for the really little ones.  Starting on the left side of the 18 yard box, sprint as fast as you can to the far side of the 18 and come back.  That is two lengths.  Complete the over and back sequence two more times for a total of six in less than fifty seconds.  Use the same sequence for the second challenge.  Starting on the goal line and come back to the starting spot after touching the top of the 18.  Try “14” for the high school or older, “12” for those who want to be on varsity next year, and “10” when challenging the youngster.

STT continues the IL Tip of The Day

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comThey even show the mistakes! Man Inside Lacrosse is a tough crew. This series of video clips and drills was even more fun to do than it looks in this clip. Ryan Rabidou from Inside Lacrosse was willing to get right in and try the drills. Looking forward to showcasing more intermediate and advanced drills as the relationship between STT’s founder, Robert Taylor, grows with Inside Lacrosse. Check out the tip of the day on IL by clicking here.

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