Football is a rarity in today’s sporting world.
Unlike other activities that seemingly run year-round, football has distinct months for in-season and offseason.
It’s during that off time that athletes can both rest their bodies and build up skills to increase peak performance.
Flexibility, strength, speed and agility are traits all football coaches look for in their players.
It’s easy to feel lazy during these coldest months.
The idea of going outside to exercise becomes a fleeting one behind closed doors and under warm blankets.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options to build core strength and flexibility while not leaving the house – two areas young football players can develop without heavy weights and expensive equipment, according to Aaron Ruth, a sports performance specialist at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis.
Growing up can be an awkward time for any young athlete.
As their bodies change, it can take time for coordination to catch up.
Greg Moore has a simple solution to help kids improve their balance, mechanics and fluid movements – get out and play.
“Nothing beats going out in the backyard or in the driveway and playing pickup games with family and friends,” said Moore, a performance specialist for St.Vincent Sports Performance, the official performance medicine partner of USA Football.