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Three Critical Areas Every Athlete Needs to Develop

By Mike Robertson, Athletes Acceleration , 07/19/17, 9:00AM CDT

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Regardless of whether you’re trying out for JV or trying to get a college scholarship, the areas i’ve listed below are vitally important, and things most athletes should be working on.

Over my 15 years as a physical preparation coach, I’ve made more than my fair share of mistakes.

Whether it was ignoring power work, not doing enough conditioning, or simply spending too much time in the gym, I’ve learned a lot along the way.

However, in that time I’ve also learned a ton about what most athletes need to be more successful.

Regardless of whether you’re trying out for JV or trying to get a college scholarship, the areas I’ve listed below are vitally important, and things most athletes should be working on.


Critical Area #1 – Basic Strength

When I was coming up in the strength and conditioning world, the name of the game was strength.

Not power, not mobility, not conditioning – strength.