Movement & Conditioning


Welcome to the Fitness, Movement and Conditioning section of In this section you will find articles, video clips, interviews and reviews on all areas of  Fitness, Movement and Conditioning designed to help players, parents and all disciplines of coaches make more educated and specific decisions with respect to athletic development and performance

Athletic performance and avoidance of injury is largely dependent on the athlete’s ability to create efficient movement on demand; with power and precision.  

Unfortunately, due to a combination of:

1 - The unique demands of each individual sport

2 - A loss of movement quality secondary to modern lifestyle and posture

3 - Previous injury 

4 - Poor previous or current training or understanding of movement

5 - Other individual reasons

Most of us need to rethink how we develop our athletic base.  The initial goal of any movement program developed for an athlete (remember we are all athletes in some manner) should be to improve the quality and efficiency of the basic fundamental movement patterns.  We need to earn the right to perform more complex movements.  

One of the greatest errors we see in training programs is the loading of poor movement patterns.  When an athlete performs an exercise with poor efficiency and then performs that exercise with an external load (tubing, barbells, kettle bell, etc) they compound the poor patterns and this leads to both injury and decreased performance.  This is why we have developed the “Fundamental Series”.  I recommend all members begin with the fundamental series and once you have mastered the movements found within the Fundamental Series you can more confidently move on to additional sections and articles.

Remember, the goal of an athlete’s training program is NOT to get stronger in the gym but to get stronger in their sport and in their daily activities.  Getting stronger in the gym is a byproduct not a goal itself.

You will notice the Movement and Conditioning section has a number of series attached to it.  You should read the articles within each series in chronological order.  You will also notice a separate section for each Council Member whose coaching expertise resides within the scope of Fitness, Movement and Conditioning.  Lastly, you will find an “All Content Tab” where you can find the latest article regardless of author or series.

If you have any questions regarding fitness, movement or other topic falling under the Movement and Conditioning Scope email us at with the subject “Movement and Conditioning”.  We will address as many as possible.  


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