BigO Tyres

The Detriment to Early Sport Specialization
Is it Wise to Specialize? In the last Issue I spoke about the importance of the long-term development of young athletes and how the microwave mentality (with the support of overwhelming research) clearly shows the detriment to early sport specialization among our youth. Today I will continue this conversation by... Read more
Training for Performance: Reaching a Core Understanding
Core Training for Performance Today we cover core training for performance with the intention of giving an understanding of what it is, why it’s important, and how it not only improves performance, but can go a long way in reducing injuries. When I go off site for team training,... Read more
5 Tips To Proper Recovery Following Training, Practice, Games
Training Time: Road to Recovery Tips To Proper Recovery. Without sound recovery practices it’s only a matter of time before you find your performance suffering, yourself injured or suffering from over-training. Maybe you hate stretching, don’t have time to foam roll or sleep eight hours. My response to all those excuses... Read more
Training Time: Top Reasons In-Season Training is Vital
In-Season Training is vital. And that is why high school athletes who are in-season must budget their time extremely well. For most competitive athletes, the time and energy commitment needed to succeed in their chosen sport is very intense and time consuming. Many athletes quickly assume they will not... Read more
Is Sport-Specific Training Necessary?
Specialized Sport Training Isn’t A Necessity. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “sport-specific training” more than once in your life. Well the cold hard fact is that it doesn’t exist, especially not with young athletes. When working with pre-adolescent and high school athletes, there’s undeniable truth. This is that... Read more
Repetitive Strain: Ankle Insurance Program for Optimal Performance
To get your athlete performing optimally we need to take a proactive approach. This helps to counteract the stress that is placed on the ankle joint. Here’s my Ankle Insurance Program for Optimal Performance against Repetitive Strain. Sports are extremely stressful to the body, and the ankle joint is no exception.... Read more
Fueling Up: 6 Strategies to Proper Nutrition
Training Time: Six strategies to proper nutrition for the high-performing athlete.  Do you know what types of things athletes have to do to improve their health, body composition and performance? As a Precision Nutrition Master Level 2 coach I get the most up to date, scientific based researched and... Read more
TRAINING TIME: Speed Requires Proper Recovery
There’s a fine line between condition training and speed training. And this requires proper recovery. If athletes are going to increase their speed, quickness and agility they must train at high speeds. Many times coaches keep the drills too long and the rest too short. This simply becomes a conditioning... Read more
Instinctive Athleticism: Top 3 Steps Improving Biomechanics
Plyo steps happen naturally to help the body produce force, but improving certain biomechanics can make it more effective. Training Time: Tim Rudd for IYCA The plyo step (see video below) is a movement that the body does instinctively to get your body in optimal acceleration angles — out of... Read more
TRAINING TIME: Four Keys to Control and Agility
Having quickness is one thing. What if you want quickness with great body control too? When you see an athlete who is agile and quick you never forget it. They look as though they are effortlessly floating across the field or court of play. They can cut and change... Read more
Young Athletes at Risk of Overtraining
Training Time In the last issue I discussed how CrossFit and similarly styled programs work. Each day the goal is complete physical exhaustion; either through maximal reps, maximal weight, maximal speed, or some combination of all three. This is detrimental to your athletes’ performance, athletic career and health. Lets... Read more
Six Tips for ACL Injury Prevention in Young Female Athletes
In celebrating the release of my new book, “The Definitive Guide To Youth Athletic-Strength, Conditioning and Performance”, I want to cover Female ACL injury prevention strategies. It has it’s own chapter in the book called, “Six Strategies For Preventing ACL Injuries Among High School Aged Female Athletes”. This book... Read more