Chapter 3: Testing in Sports Performance
Describe the components and function of an integrated sports performance assessment, and identify methods for determining athlete readiness to perform.
Chapter 4: Flexibility Training Concepts
Explain the scientific rationale for the use of an integrated flexibility-training program.
Chapter 5: Metabolic Energy System Training
Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and describe the importance of the role of the metabolic energy system training in improving sports performance.
Chapter 6: Core Training Concept
Explain the importance of the core musculature and its relationship to performance enhancement.
Chapter 7: Balance Training Concepts
Describe the role of balance training in improving sports performance and injury prevention.
Chapter 8: Plyometric Training Concepts
Describe plyometric techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury
Chapter 9: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training
Understand speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) techniques and their purpose in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Chapter 10: Resistance Training Concepts
Describe the role of resistance training in improving sports performance and identify the stages of the General Adaptation Syndrome.
Chapter 12: The Science of Periodization of the OPT™ Model
Identify the acute training variables within the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) model.