Physical Training Courses

Professional Development Courses for Coaches, Trainers, and Fitness Enthusiast
  1. Speed Training for Sports (ATH-909)
    Many athletes and coaches believe the myth that 'speed is a gift you're either born with or without.' They don't realize that there are effective methods to running faster . Easy-to-learn techniques that coaches can apply to any sport setting are provided. Learn a number of drills that have been proven to develop speed and the reasons why they are so effective. Learn how to assess a student athlete's techniques regarding the components of speed and how to fit speed training into an overall training program. Designed for teachers and coaches of senior high school students.
  2. Strength Training for Sports (ATH-910)
    This course is designed to explore the relationship between strength training and athletic performance. Participants will learn how to develop individualized strength training programs for both young athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Topics include basic principles of resistance training, the controversy of strength training for children, growth and development issues, development and administration of programs for youth, integrating other fitness components, individualizing strength programs, and developing sport-specific strength training program for young athletes.
  3. Cross-Training for Sports (ATH-911)
    Excelling in any sport requires the athlete to achieve and maintain high-level conditioning without overtraining. All athletes need strength, power, quickness and flexibility to compete successfully, but most don't know how to achieve this year-round. Explore how to add new training methods into the athlete's current program. The best aerobic, anaerobic, strength, power, speed, endurance, agility, balance, and flexibility exercises for many sports will be illustrated and thoroughly explained.
  4. Stretching for Sports (ATH-912)
    Flexibility is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, and reducing the risk of injury. Learn why individuals lose flexibility and how they can regain and maintain it through a safe, effective stretching program. Test an athlete's range of motion for all major joints using simple tests. Learn a stretching routine for each muscle group by illustrating several hundred stretches proven to increase and maintain optimal flexibility for athletic performance. Learn to stretch properly using both static and ballistic stretching.
  5. Plyometric Training for Sports (ATH-913)
    Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually involve some form of jumping, but other modes of exercise exist. Learn how plyometrics works, why they are used, and how to integrate them into a complete training program. With sound training principles, plyometrics offers the mechanism by which an athlete can start quicker, change direction more rapidly, accelerate faster, and improve overall speed.
  6. Nutrition for Sports (ATH-914)
    Proper nutrition is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, reducing their risk of injury, and preventing nutrition-related diseases. Learn how easy it is for athletes to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Maintain a diet record for an athlete and learn how to conduct a diet analysis. Discover areas where improvements are needed and work with the athlete to create a nutritional plan that provides the recommended amounts of essential nutrients for optimal health and performance.
  7. Advanced Strength for Sports (ATH-915)
    Maximize the muscular strength and power of student-athletes by applying the latest breakthroughs in scientific research to your advanced training program. Be exposed to both proven methods for developing advanced workouts and dozens of different exercises resulting in the greatest stimulation in the muscles. Get detailed guidelines for program design, including an explanation of how to calculate training volume, intensity, rest intervals, number of exercises, and loading patterns. Create workouts for optimal performance at the optimal time by manipulating six different training phases during their program.
  8. Periodization Training for Sports (ATH-916)
    Periodization training is a year-round conditioning program structured into phases to meet sport-specific goals. By varying the timing and intensity of the workouts, the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance can be achieved. Learn how periodization works, why it is used and how to integrate it into a comprehensive training program. Design sport-specific programs to assist the student-athletes in reaching personal conditioning goals. Developed for teachers and coaches of senior high school students.
  9. Power Training for Sports (ATH-917)
    Optimal power is the combination of speed and strength and can be the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Learn all the tools to build sport-specific power and allow your athletes to attain the highest level of performance. Every sport has unique power demands, whether it's explosive running and jumping, a quick burst out of the starting block, or contacting and moving an opponent. Develop the right proportion of strength and speed crucial to optimizing athletic power.
  10. Advanced Nutrition for Sports (ATH-918)
    The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if the body’s engine is properly fueled and ready to operate at peak efficiency. Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, this course presents advanced nutritional concepts, which include: a) timing of meals; b) digesting optimal ratios and quantities of energy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals; c) consuming fluids and electrolytes to avoid dehydration; d) identifying and maintaining a body composition capable of maximal power output; and e) understanding the effects of travel, high altitude, and age on nutritional needs and performance. .
  11. Interval Training for Sports (ATH-932)
    The concept of interval training has exploded in recent years with the popularity of CrossFit™, P90X™, and other high-intensity training programs. However, interval training can also complement the student-athlete preparing for regular season games and peaking at the end of the season. Minimize the effects of fatigue while building and maintaining muscle mass, allowing student-athletes to increase strength, power, and agility. Learn about the concepts and tools needed to develop safe and effective interval training programs that support national standards.
  12. Endurance Training for Sports (ATH-935)
    Train smarter, not harder. That's the ultimate goal of Endurance Training for Sports. This course is designed for sports coaches and physical educators who are seeking a thorough understanding of how best to structure effective training programs for their students. You will learn to evaluate endurance fitness, set goals for improvement, and design programs to meet those goals. The course will also provide the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition.