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In the sports arena, peak performance in sports has always been a much sought after state by players and coaches of all levels. Whether the athletes are school boys soccer players or Olympians striving for their Gold medals, peak performance in sports has always attracted athletes and coaches alike. Here at S.A.M we pride ourselves on being a company that can provide top tier training for athletes to get them to a level where they can perform at their peak. 

There are basically two sets of factors we need to look into. Technical and human factors

A few Technical Factors include Quality Preparation, Mastering Individual Skills and High Fitness Levels 

1. Quality Preparation

The hard work for any sports season begins with the preseason training which is very intensive. Nobody likes this season, as the work and training required is often very boring and painful. But this has to be done for the athletes to be optimally prepared for the rigours of the competitive phase. The endurance, strength, speed and skill volumes must be done. Not just the volume of work, but how much quality is put into the preparation phase is vital as well.

2. Mastering Individual Skills 

It will be wise for athletes to develop these skills early and also to keep improving themselves in these skills even though they might feel that they are good enough already.Even at professional levels, these basic skills for their sports are important for peak performance in sports.

3. High Fitness Levels

At high school levels, many athletes would not have reached their maximal physical development yet no matter how much they train. Some children reach a high fitness standard faster than others. Hence, it can be assumed that a team with the fittest group of players will have the most advantage. No matter how skillful your opponents are, if you are fitter than him or her, you will be able to overcome your lack of fitness by reacting rapidly to overcome your short fall.

Fortunately, we only need to focus on two human factors here in order to achieve peak performance in sports.

Human Factors

1. Players’ Dedication and Commitment 2. Teamwork and Team Spirit

The first factor deals with having dedicated and committed players. This is very much an individual player factor, but it is also the coach’s responsibility to reap the highest commitment and dedication from each player. We all know that every player is different, hence it requires different strategies to motivate different players.

2. The second human factor that leads to peak performance in sports is teamwork and team spirit. When a team is able to work together to a level whereby players’ understanding is so good, then the team will have reached the ultimate potential. Not just will tactical plays be good all round, but the effort to play for each other in the team will be so high that the level of satisfaction and sacrifice will be so immense that team play will improve.

Article Sourced By: By Jimmy Tong

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