Four Strategies to Improve Athlete Compliance

As a Sports Performance Coach, I have observed how the success of our training programs is largely based in how we do things rather than simply what we do. More specifically, it’s about how we get our athletes invested in what we do. Coaches can set the standards and...

3 Keys to Sustain High Sport Performance

There are three areas that need to be understood and managed appropriately during the competitive season which, if not done properly, can ruin the work done in the off-season. These areas are support staff, schedule structure, and key performance indicators. When the...

Developing a System-Based Approach for Athlete Recovery

It is an all too familiar sight—the day after a game (hence known as GD+1), as athletes enter the training facility with an ever-evident stiffness obvious from a mile away. You might first notice the rigidity of their walking gait, the gaunt faces from the poor sleep,...

How to Plan Athlete Recovery during a Sports Season

The in-season period is often the most challenging time for a sports performance coach in the college setting due to limited opportunities for athlete recovery. Frequent competitions, travel, midterms, and other factors make this a very stressful time for both...

Improving Modified Reactive Strength Index Scores

This article will refer to the Reactive Strength Index – Modified (RSImod) rather than the original Reactive Strength Index (RSI). The calculation for RSImod is jump height divided by time to takeoff in a countermovement jump. RSI refers to jump height divided by...

What Do Your Reactive Strength Index Scores Mean?

The Reactive Strength Index (RSI), is a high-quality representation of the overall performance in standardized jump tests of neuromuscular status. There are two methods that coaches use to quantify RSI depending on the test that you use. The first ratio is Jump Height...