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Lockdown Strategies: Transforming Your Basketball Defense

Basketball defense is as crucial as offense, serving as the foundation for..

Elevate Your Game with Elite Basketball Ball Handling Exercises

In the realm of basketball, where every dribble and pass can make the..

Unlocking Precision: Mastering Basketball Scoring Techniques

In the dynamic realm of basketball, the basketball scoring depends on being a..

Transformation Journey: Elite Sports Trainer To VertiMax Master Trainer

Will Hitzelberger, as the Founder and President of SPECTRUM, has made..

VertiMax Certification Fuels Elite Sports Performance Coach To Pros

Elite sports performance coach's pursuit of excellence when training elite and..

Effective & Fun Youth Baseball Drills for Skill Development

Creating youth baseball drills that seamlessly combine value and fun is a..

Precision Perfection: Mastering Soccer Shots To Maximize Goal-Scoring

Soccer, the beautiful game that captivates millions around the globe, is a..

Unlocking Success in Youth Soccer Positions: Roles & Drills to Excel

Youth soccer is a dynamic sport that demands players to excel in their youth..

Effective Soccer Training Drills for 10-Year-Olds

Youth soccer is a pivotal stage in a player's journey to excellence, where..

5 Essential Volleyball Training Equipment To Maximize Performance

In today's volleyball landscape, elite and competitive players have reached..

5 Dynamic Volleyball Hitting Drills To Master Your Technique

In this article, we will explore five dynamic volleyball hitting drills..

The Benefits & How To Navigate Youth AAU Volleyball

AAU Volleyball, which stands for Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball, is a..

Why You Should Invest In Youth Football Camps

For youth athletes, dedicated time to participate in youth football camps..

Tips For Coaching Youth Football Teams

Coaching youth football teams holds immense importance, as it can have a..

How To Improve Dribbling Skills For Youth Basketball Players

Dribbling is a fundamental skill that lies at the heart of basketball. For..

Defensive Drills For Youth Basketball Practices

In the dynamic game of basketball, solid defensive skills are crucial for..

Tips For Coaching A Youth Basketball Team

Coaching a youth basketball team is a rewarding experience that requires..

9 Speed Drills for Athletes To Boost Sports Performance

Speed is an essential skill that can help give athletes an advantage over their..

Sports Rehab and Recovery Techniques for Athletes

When it comes to high performance in sports, most athletes tend to focus on the..

How Parents Can Develop At-Home Athletic Training Programs

As competition ramps up in youth sports, parents are interested in how they can..

11 Ways To Grow Fitness Business Revenue

In the competitive world of fitness training, gyms, studios, and trainers are..

Baseball Spring Training Drills For All Players

With the baseball season just around the corner, spring training has gotten..

Static Stretching vs Dynamic Stretching Exercises For Athletes

There are two primary types of stretching, so what's the difference between..

Top Sports Technology Trends Enhancing Athlete Training & Performance

As the value attached to athletics continues to increase across all sports,..

Benefits of Long-Term Athletic Development Vs Short-Term Gains
With the workload and pressure of youth sports participation rising almost to..
Coaching Checklist For Athletes During The Off-Season
During the off-season, it is important to stay focused by developing a coaching..
Off-Season Sports Training For Youth

Off-season sport training for youth is important in order to prepare young..

How to Dunk a Basketball Like a Pro

Without question, basketball players of all levels want to improve their..

Drills To Dominate The College Football Bowl Games

With the college football regular season winding down, some players and coaches..

Accelerate New Year Fitness Resolution Goals: Functional Training Workouts

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s time for many to start thinking..

The Importance Of Training For The World Cup of Soccer

The World Cup is an international phenomenon and the most popular sporting..

How to Train to Win the MLB World Series

The MLB World Series is the pinnacle of professional baseball, where the top..

Win The Rugby World Sevens Series: Training and Injury Prevention

The Rugby World Sevens Series is one of the most competitive series of sporting..

DIY VertiMax Vs Buy VertiMax: Read Before You Build A VertiMax

On social media, many people share how they try to build a VertiMax from..

Advice For Players Competing in the World Volleyball Championships

The World Volleyball Championships are one of the most competitive volleyball..

Ready For Football Season? Youth Football Tips For Parents

As much as we hate to see it come, summer is coming to an end. The silver..

What It Takes To Prepare Youth For The World Games

The World Games is an international multi-sport event with sports disciplines..

What It Takes to Train For The World Games

The World Games is an international multi-sport event with sports disciplines..

Tips For Winning The NCAA Baseball World Series

College baseball players must undergo extensive training to qualify for the..

Shoot To Win NBA Finals: Increase The Basketball Field Goal Percentage

Hopefully, you caught one game of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and..

Best Hockey Training Equipment To Win The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, and they're as exciting as ever. Hockey..

The Best Tennis Training Equipment To Win Wimbledon

Tennis is in season, and Wimbledon is right around the corner. Wimbledon..

How To Train For The NFL Draft

VertiMax is your secret weapon and best friend if you are training for the NFL..

Why The Top NFL Draft Picks Use VertiMax Training Equipment

The excitement is building for the 2022 NFL Draft picks and the NFL pro teams..

The Importance of Football Spring Training & Workouts

For football players, spring is one of the most critical training seasons of..

The Road To March Madness With VertiMax Basketball Training

The road to college basketball's NCAA March Madness requires extensive training..

2022 Winter Olympic Athletes Train With VertiMax

We welcome and share stories and videos of Olympic athletes using VertiMax to..

How NFL Players Use VertiMax To Train For Super Bowl 2022

VertiMax football training equipment has been an essential part of the 2022 NFL..

The Most Effective Football Drills For Wide Receivers

A wide receiver has one primary job, which is to outrun the defensive back and..

The Best Football Drills For Offensive Linemen and Defensive Linemen

Linemen are players who specializes in play at the line of scrimmage. Football..

The Most Effective Football Drills For Linebackers

The linebacker is a defensive player who is in position behind the defensive..

Football Running Back Drills For All Skill Levels

If any member of the offense team needs to possess every performance variable,..

Running Exercises: 5 Exercises For Running Faster & Running Longer

As discussed in Speed Workouts, the variables we listed that are involved in..

Sprint Workouts: 5 VertiMax Sprint Workouts For Athletes

VertiMax sprint workouts have become a staple in performance centers across the..

Volleyball Drills - Best Volleyball Drills For Ball Control

Volleyball. Everybody’s favorite sport in gym class. However, if you want to..

Beginner Soccer Drills - Essential Soccer Drills For Beginners

Soccer, otherwise known as football around the world, truly is the world’s..

How to Increase Running Speed: 8 Expert Tips

Running and Jogging is one of the most popular sports in the world. Naturally,..

The Most Effective Quarterback Drills For Football

One of the most important offensive players on a football team is the..

Speed Workouts: 5 VertiMax Speed Workouts for Better Performance

VertiMax speed workouts have become a staple in performance centers across the..

Basketball Training Equipment - Enhance Your Performance With VertiMax

Basketball requires specific skills that must be executed while moving at a..

Team Training With VertiMax Circuit Training Workouts

VertiMax is quickly becoming well known as the most efficient and effective..

Olympic Track And Field Athletes Use VertiMax

We share the Olympic training journey for 5 track and field athletes using..

Olympic Athletes Train With VertiMax - Part 1

We welcome stories and videos of Olympic athletes training for the Tokyo..

Top VertiMax Golf Exercises To Improve Your Game

VertiMax is perfect for improving golf performance as it allows sport-specific..

Optimizing A Functional Training Space with the VertiMax Raptor

Functional fitness training can make every day living and activities easier for..

Top Ten VertiMax Raptor Exercises To Build Functional Fitness

There are many definitions for Functional Training that range from making every..

VertiMax Field Training Exercises For Track and Field Events

VertiMax training equipment helps track athletes improve quickness, power and..

VertiMax Softball Drills and Exercises

To be successful in softball, an athlete needs strength and power in their..

VertiMax Hockey Drills For Explosive Power

Building a robust and explosive lower body is one of the primary goals for a..

VertiMax Lacrosse Drills

VertiMax develops explosive upper and lower body power and strength for..

VertiMax Soccer Drills

Increasing soccer acceleration and speed with VertiMax soccer drills is easy...

VertiMax Baseball Drills

VertiMax is a superior speed training tool because it allows resisted sprinting..

Wrestling Workouts and Drills

How explosive do you want to be? There are hundreds of VertiMax wrestling..

VertiMax MMA Workouts & Drills

VertiMax MMA workouts and drills can provide the advanced training to go beyond..

VertiMax Tennis Drills and Exercises to Improve Your Game

VertiMax equipment is unique for tennis because it creates a smooth and..

Top 9 Gymnastics Exercises With Vertimax

Gymnastics training exercises must provide an efficient strength and..

Why VertiMax Is The Ultimate Track and Field Training Equipment

Finding the right track and field training equipment can be challenging. You..

Why VertiMax Is the Best Baseball Training Equipment

VertiMax baseball training equipment allows athletes to train on the baseball..

February Recap: VertiMax On The Go!

In my experience, I’ve found that the biggest challenge with getting from point..

How Does VertiMax Work? VertiMax Science and Research

The team at VertiMax gets emails and calls every day from coaches, athletes,..

Why Athletes Should Train on Game Day

Athletic development has come a long way since the thought process: "If I lift..

9 Tips For Training At Home

As an athlete, it can be extremely frustrating on those days when you can’t..

VertiMax : How to Market Your Training Program

A recent article in theCoal Valley Newshighlighted some of the achievements..

High School Athletics | How to Connect with your Community

High school athletic programs and its leaders play an important role in the..

Strength & Conditioning Coaches and Experts Worth a Follow

There is a lot of information available (almost too much) on human performance,..

Coaching Advice For High School Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Believe it or not, the community of high school strength and conditioning..

5 VertiMax Raptor Exercises For Speed Acceleration and Deceleration

VertiMax is changing the way athletes and coaches implement resistance training..

5 VertiMax Misconceptions

VertiMax has been around for almost 30 years! Throughout the years VertiMax has..

Who Can Use VertiMax Speed Training Equipment?

Acceleration mechanics is an essential element of ground based sports success...

Why VertiMax is a Great Speed Training System

Speed is required if you want to be a top athlete in any sport. You need to do..

Coaching Advice From High School Basketball Coaches

High School Basketball Season is coming fast! There are a lot of new coaches..

5 Ideas to Grow a Sports Performance Business

To grow a successful sports performance business, your athletic training..

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Youth

How do parents, coaches and teams encourage kids to adopt a health lifestyle?..

5 Benefits Of VertiMax Volleyball Team Training

Recently, we had the opportunity to help coach an afternoon practice with a..

A Basketball Training Guide for the Complete Athlete

This basketball training guide will help any age and any level athlete prepare..

Keys To Buying The Right Sports Training Equipment

Whether you’re remodeling your old office into an at-home gym or you're a coach..

Guide To The Top 20 Isometric Exercises for Static Strength Training

Want to accelerate your strength, speed and power gains while adding some..

The Hidden Battle: Mental Health In Sports

Mental illness is a hidden epidemic - That simple phrase speaks volumes.Since..

How To Improve Agility With Resistance Training Drills

No matter what sport you’re in, you most likely will have to work on your ..

NBA Pro Basketball Training with VertiMax

Whether you’re playing for your local rec league, high school or have made it..

Volleyball Training Program Guide for Volleyball Results

This volleyball training program guide will help any age and any level athlete..

Vive Episode 09 Jay Hyber and Brett Kuehn — Insights into NHSSCA

A resource for high school strength training coaches

Jay Hyber and Brett..

Ultimate Guide to Marketing a Fitness & Performance Facility: PT IV

To finish off this series, let's talk social media marketing.

Ultimate Guide to Marketing a Fitness & Performance Facility: PT III

Let's talk tangible marketing efforts. In the final two parts, I'll give you..

Are You Building or Breaking Athletes? (The Block Zero Concept)

If you’re in any way involved with prescribing performance training to athletes..

VertiMax V8 And V8 EX: Athletic Development Tools For Your Toolbox

“It’s pretty amazing how much space you can create after you do a couple sets..

Why VertiMax Raptor Is A Top Sports Performance Training Tool

VertiMax has changed sports performance training with the way athletes use..

5 Habits Of A Successful High School Strength Training Program

Over the past 5 years, I've had the opportunity to visit high school athletic..

5 Ways To Build A Basketball Athletic Training Program Successfully

Success doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes the right pieces all working..

Coaching Tips : 5 ways To Create Buy-In

There isn’t a formula or book on effective coaching you can read that gives you..

7 Speed Training Drills You Should be Doing

Speed kills.  Here are 7 speed training drills you should be doing.

Drills To Increase Vertical Jump To Become More Explosive

Being explosive is an important quality for athletes to possess, particularly..

Vive Episode 08 Angelo James — Systems to Be a Better Coach

Process planning will change your life and career

Angelo James is the..

Traits of a Successful Strength and Conditioning Coach

“I am far from an expert and I still have a lot to learn even after more than 3..

5 Reasons For a Coach to Invest In NHSSCA & High School Athletics

“The training environment goes beyond athletic performance. It teaches students..

THE VertiMax App Is Here!

Team VertiMax is excited to announce the VertiMax App has launched ! Over the..

Expanding your Four Walls

Small group training and functional training are 2 of the top 10 trends in the..

Ultimate Guide to Marketing a Fitness & Performance Facility: PT II

Earlier this week I launched part 1 of this 4 part marketing series. You can..

Ultimate Guide to Marketing a Fitness & Performance Facility: PT I

This is Part 1 of a 4 Part marketing journey dedicated to the success of your..

The 5 Keys to Sports Performance Programming Success
Sports performance research, application, and coaching philosophies are..
Vive Episode 06 Chris Gorres — Coaching the Best Professional Athletes

Personal training needs to be personalized.

Chris Gorres is well-known as..

Your Role as a Parent in Sports

The drama, the action, the suspense - I'm not talking about The Sopranos - I'm..

5 Step Guide to Building and Optimizing A Sports Performance Facility

It’s become a big box gym norm now to add in some sort of niche to their..

5 Reasons Why High Schools Need An Athletic Period

Over the last 10 years, high schools across the country have adopted a class..

Follow the Leader: 3 Steps to Cultivating a Culture of Excellence

Every athletic program or performance facility has a culture. Whether you know..

Follow The Leader: Daily Non Negotiables of Top Industry Professionals

It's not easy finding time to do everything on your to do list. There are some..

Vive Episode 05 Kerry Bennett — Beast Bus, A Unique Business Model

A mobile sport performance facility that brings the best equipment  to..

Hey Coach, Who's Your Coach?

You put your entire being into the success of your athletes. You focus on their..

5 Keys to Building a Relationship With Your Athletes

“A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional..

Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports for Youth Athletes

A hot topic and debate in youth sports is that youth athletes should not..

High School Athlete Nutrition Advice

"Without a deliberate nutritional strategy, people are more likely to gain..

How to Train Athletes to Perform at a Higher Level

How do you train athletes to be the best and perform at a higher level? 


5 Things To Enhance Your Coach-Athlete Communication

Effective communication is essential in all aspects of life and just as..

Vive Episode 03 Ryan Bishel — How to Be Better

Ryan Bishel is the Athletic Director of Champion's Quest, varsity and..

Become A Successful High School Strength And Conditioning Coach

Micah Kurtz is the Director of Sports Performance and Assistant Athletic..

Vinny Scollo - How to Create Commercial Sports Performance Facilities

Vinny Scollo is the Gold's Gym Sports Performance Director and Regional Fitness..

Pro Trainers Use VertiMax To Drive Clients To The Business

Deliver Speed & Vertical Gains That Drive Clients To Your Business

Is the Juice Worth The Squeeze? Coach Edition

I've been seeing a lot of conversation lately about the details and..

What to Know Before Opening a Fitness or Performance Facility

Opening your own business is not easy and it’s even harder if don’t have any..

Why to do a Movement Assessment Before Training Clients or Athletes

Movement ability is often overlooked prior to fitness and sports performance..

Sales and Marketing For Sports Performance Facilities

In this article I'm going to break down in it's simplest form Sales and..

10 Practical Ways To Promote Your Athletic Program

High school athletic programs and the leaders play an important role in the..

The Number One Continuing Education Event EVERY Coach Needs To Attend

For the last week I was out in Los Angeles visiting with some of our VertiMax..

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Interns

Internships are the norm in our world. Whether it be in the private sector or..

6 Keys to Being a Successful High School Athletic Director

High school athletic directors have their hands full with hiring coaches,..

5 Must Haves For Your Sports Performance Business

I recently had the opportunity to hear from a panel of sports performance..

High School Sports Training Trends For The Summer

For most high school students’ summer is about late nights and sleeping in, but..

Top 5 High School Sports Performance Trends

I get to speak to high school coaches and administrators daily that have a true..

Why Full-Time Strength & Conditioning Coaches are Essential

There are over 8 million high school athletes in the U.S. and about 480,000..

Vertimax Resistance Bands For Speed Training

Save your traditional bands. When it comes to training for speed let’s broaden..

10 VertiMax Drills You're Not Doing

Here are 10 VertiMax exercises to add to your toolbox to help any age athlete..

How a Sports Performance Facility Separates From The Competition

Shockwave Strength and Performance in Newport News, Virginia, has been a long..

The NHSSCA National Conference

Every day across the world coaches wake up with a mission of helping student..

The War For Talent In High School Athletics

I went to a private catholic prep school in high school. In my estimation, 80%..

Get the Funds to Revamp Your Weight Room in 3 Simple Steps

If you're having trouble convincing your Athletic Director, your school board..

Field of Dreams Was a Movie

“If you build it, they might not come.” I actually think that's one of the most..

A Case for Education Reform

An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest - Benjamin Franklin

Wanna Become a World Famous Chef?

This past weekend I took my wife to one of those date night cooking classes...

Perform Better Summit's Popularity Reflects Functional Training Trends

If you’ve visited your local gym in the past six months, you’ve probably..

4 Factors For Creating A Functional Fitness Facility Design

Functional fitness continues to be in the Top Fitness Trends according to the..

Industry Insights From Three Sports Performance Coaches

While working with VertiMax in the sports performance business, I’ve had the..

Sports Performance Is Changing…For the Better

Athletes are now beginning their journey of building agility, speed, strength..

What Parents Should Know About Youth Sports Performance Training

It’s fair to say that the majority of high school athletes begin their athletic..

VertiMax Summit

VertiMax is hosting...And You’re Invited.

3 Ways VertiMax Can Help You Become a Better Basketball Coach

Want to become a better basketball coach? You don’t have to be a basketball..

Why Aren't All Strength & Conditioning Programs Prestigious?

Listen, I understand there’s not one single “secret sauce” in the perfect gym...

Athletic Programs Face Challenges as Training Becomes More Prominent

Participation in high school athletics has been increasing year over year for..

The VertiMax Technology Is The Secret To Improved Results

There seems to be a bit of a misconception going around the industry right now.

NHSSCA National Convention - Why Coaches Matter Now More Than Ever

If you played sports growing up, odds are you probably had a coach that played..

Prevent Communication Breakdown of High School Coaches and Parents

The high school athlete wants to be successful in their respective sport as..

5 Issues Athletic Director Need To Address In Their Programs

Participation in high school athletics continues to grow rapidly. Per the NFHS,..

High School Strength & Conditioning Programs Must Invest In The Future

The responsibility of preparing high school athletes for collegiate level..

How to Run Faster?

There’s a science to learning how to run faster. Regardless of age, size, or..

11 NFL Football Practice Drills with the VertiMax Raptor

The VertiMax Raptor is quickly being adopted by elite athletes everywhere...

Inside Training Tips for NFL Combine Drills

For college football athletes hoping to turn their hobby into their career, the..

6 MMA Drills to Improve Skills

The VertiMax V8 has been a fixture among some of the best MMA fighters, but..

Leading Vertical Jump Training System

Maximum Jump Performance With The VertiMax Vertical Jump Training System

Lacrosse Strength Training Program

Lacrosse requires an excellent combination of strength, speed, power and..

Individual Athletes Benefit From VertiMax Training

If you’re looking for a home training system to take your athletic power, speed..

5 Vertimax Track and Field Exercises To Get Race Ready

Track and Field is one of the purest sports–it truly is a test of how far and..

Loren Landow: Effectively Use Vertimax To Increase Speed and Power

Pro Trainer, Loren Landow, shares how he uses Vertimax to increase total body..

Maintenance & Repair Videos

VertiMax products are built and designed to last..

4 Vertimax Team Exercises: Guaranteed Results For Any Sport

One of the things that sets Vertimax apart from other group training..