Educational Materials

Training Theory

Analysis of Training, Periodization, Verification, Recovery, Planning, Strategies, Principles, LTAD

S & C — Flexibility

Strength & Conditioning, Strength, Power, Flexibility, Muscular Endurance, Aerobic Endurance, Speed Development


Injury Prevention Methods, Pre-habilitation, Re-habilitation, Evaluation


Skill techniques, Motor Learning, Motor Control, Motor Development, Balance, Reaction, Reflexes


Nutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat, water), Minerals, Vitamins, Balanced eating


Goal Setting, Relaxation, Concentration, Imagery, Ritualization, Scripting, Mental Toughness, Resilience, Fear, Age-related psychological skills

Child Development

Physical, Technical, Tactical, Psychological, Theoretical, Cognitive, Motor, Perceptual, Social Development, Maturation, Talent ID, Selection Criteria

Choreography and Music

Dance Skills, Rhythmic Skills, Ballet Instruction, Modern Dance Steps, Hip-hop, Jazz

Athlete Safety and Mental Health

Physical Safety, Mental Safety, Facility Safety, Pit Safety, PPE, Fatigue Management, Expectation Management

Risk Management

Injury Prevention, Injury Records Database, Anthropometric Measurements of Athletes, Fatigue, Expectation, Parent, Class, Facility Management


Best Business Practices, Class and Team Management, Staffing, Staff Education, Staff Communication, Marketing, Community Involvement

Coach Mental and Physical Health

Goal Setting, Fear Management, Fatigue Management, Expectation Management, Relaxation Training

Authors and Contributors

Dr. Terry A. Zeigler is a Professor in Kinesiology at Vanguard University of CA—
Practicing Certified Athletic Trainer specializing in the recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries

Dr. William Sands is a former professor at East Tennessee State Univ. He has served as the Director of the Monfort Family Human Performance Research Laboratory at Colorado Mesa University. He also served as Recovery Center Leader, Head of Sports Biomechanics, and Engineering and Senior Physiologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Author of 13 books, 50 book chapters, and over 250 articles on sports performance.

Mary Wright, USA Gymnastics coach for almost 50 years has had 128 athletes receive college scholarships. In the 1984 LA Olympic Games, 5 out of the 8 eights were coached by Mary. That same year, she also coached a Canadian Olympian. All told, Mary has produced Olympians from three different countries, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. 2020, Mary received the Queen’s Order of Merit and in 2021 was inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame.