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Training the female athlete: nutritional considerations

By Aloiya Earl, MD and Drew Coker, MS, CSCS, RD

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Spartan Performance @ Michigan State University

 Coaching the adolescent and high school female athlete involves being mindful of the unique requirements of this population. Beyond the importance of a well-designed strength…

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3 things every high school coach should know about training the female athlete

The National Federation of State High School Associations estimates that there are approximately 3.4 million females who participated in high school sports during 2016-17.  High school sports provides a myriad of physical, mental and social benefits for girls. But, female athletes also need to…

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Training the Female Volleyball Player: Q&A with Donnie Maib

Volleyball consists of dynamic, multi-directional movements in a confined space.  The physical demands include reacting, accelerating, jumping, landing, pivoting, decelerating, and hitting.  Therefore, the physical preparation of the volleyball player should consider aspects of vertical and horizontal training, rotational movements, and upper body strength…

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