STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER ATHLETE – Here’s my top 3 Reasons Why!

Strength and Conditioning is defined by the NSCA as the application of “scientific knowledge to train athletes with the primary goal of improving athletic performance”. S&C when done properly, under the guidance of a qualified, experienced and dedicated coach can have huge and long lasting benefits for athletes. However in some sports and with a small number of athletes there’s…

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SPPPPEED TRAINING- Building an explosive foundation!!

Speed is a massive determinant of successful athletic performance. We hear it all the time, I need to be faster to the ball, I need to be faster to beat my opponent. So what we normally do is jump straight into acceleration drills, top end speed drills, plyometrics etc… And that’s fine, we need to train fast to be fast…

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GOAL SETTING AT DOOLIN PERFORMANCE

Goal setting is a vital, yet often overlooked part of optimizing training and sports performance. A training plan without specific goals that are well thought out and individualized to each athlete is essentially worthless. So what is goal setting?? Goal setting for sports performance is the process of identifying optimum performance standards and developing a series of systematic steps to…

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Individualizing Conditioning for Team Training 

PART 1: TESTING   Gone are the days (or at least they should be!) of coaches in pre-season sending teams on endless laps to build their “engine” for the competitive season ahead. Even at the “weekend warrior” levels of sport coaches are continually looking for ways to get teams fitter and faster. However in the team environment there can be…

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