Mental Performance Series: Recovering from a Mistake

In sports mistakes are a large part of the competition. On any level of sports mistakes will be made whether in pee wee league or to the highest level of elite performers. In this article we will focus on the 3 R’s of recovering from a mishap during competition. 

Tips on Fitting Your Hockey Helmet

As a former Athletic Trainer in the National Hockey League, I have seen all types of helmets, good, bad and useless. The purpose of the helmet is to prevent head injuries during hockey games and practices. There is a ton of information on the web regarding which helmet is the most protective or which one will reduce concussions, but in my opinion

Tournament Guidelines for Success

Tournament play can take a major toll on an athlete’s body.  By utilizing the following guidelines for recovery between games, players will improve performance during these grueling tournaments.  It will also ensure that they are ready to compete at their very best.

3 Tips to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Muscle strains have a detrimental impact on athletic performance. Factors such as severity, area, and how the strain occurred will effect recovery time and the type of rehabilitation required. The length of an injury can negatively affect all aspects of an athlete, such as strength, flexibility, level of pain, length of recovery, as well as risk of re-injury if not treated correctly.

Whey Protein 101

Whey Protein is a very healthy and beneficial protein supplement.  Whey is a dairy based product that is very high in Branched Chained Amino Acids especially Leucine, which has been shown to be a stimulator of muscle protein synthesis.

Concussion Baseline Testing for Cheerleading

Cheerleading is an increasingly popular sport. Along with the increase in participation comes an increase in injuries. Cheerleading has one the highest rates of injury in high school female athletes. One of the most common injuries we see are concussions. 

Mental Performance Series: Goal Setting

Goal setting is one of the most important tools an athlete can use to increase performance. Every athlete has a goal but the best athletes use goal setting in a systematic way to guide them to success. 

Grains- Good or Bad?

The following blog was submitted by Compete Sports Performance and Rehab's Strength Coach AJ Rafter.

Mental Focus in Sports

Sports and performance psychologists, mental performance coaches and sports coaches are always looking for the best ways to help athletes perform at their peak levels when the time calls for it. A major way 

March Exercise of the Month


Changing direction is a primary skill in almost every sport. The ability to accelerate and decelerate at sudden times is essential and the foundation to explosive strength. Many injuries occur during these explosive movements of acceleration and deceleration; therefore, learning proper form during training will assist in training your body to proper form.