• Sponsored Video: SPRI Better Every Day

    by AB Editors May 2016

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  • European Soccer Clubs Expanding with U.S. Academies

    by Cam Smith May 2016

    A growing number of elite European soccer clubs are bringing their brand to the USA and attaching it to existing club structures to form a bona fide youth academy or, in one case, building a full operation. Most recently, FC Barcelona, the reigning European and Spanish champion, and Arsenal FC, one of England's largest and most established clubs, have announced they will be opening academies in the USA in the coming months as the evolution of elite-level soccer training for young Americans continues. Arsenal is scheduled to host tryouts this week for the first Arsenal Soccer School in the USA. The tryouts and academy will be based in Mount Olive, N.J., and operated by a New York-based company called Summerfuel.

  • MLB Breaks Ground on Urban Youth Academy

    by Jeff Deters May 2016

    The Kansas City Royals are defending World Series champions, having built their way to the top from the ground up. But there is another project going on in Kansas City that they hope will be a big success. Last week, the Royals and Major League Baseball officials broke ground on the MLB Urban Youth Academy behind the Negro Leagues Museum at Parade Park in Kansas City, Mo. The academy is geared toward teaching kids ages 6 to 18 baseball and softball as well as life skills.

  • Improved Training Extending Careers of U.S. Olympians

    by Nancy Armour April 2016

    Natalie Coughlin, Kristin Armstrong and several other female Olympians are turning ideas about how long an elite career can last upside down. Taking advantage of improvements in training and nutrition, these women in their 30s and 40s are proving that as long as the mind is willing, the body can follow.

  • New Product Roundup: Spin Bikes, Turf Systems and More

    by AB Staff April 2016

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  • Adjusting Market Expectations Amid Falling Gas Prices

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2016

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  • Sponsored Video: The Matrix S-Drive Performance Trainer

    by AB Editors April 2016

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  • Rams to Break Ground on Training Facilities

    by Joe Curley April 2016

    The Los Angeles Rams’ new temporary home in Thousand Oaks will begin taking shape next week. The Rams have been approved to break ground on Cal Lutheran University’s North Campus by the city of Thousand Oaks. Grading the site could begin as early as Monday or Tuesday, according to Bruce Warwick, the Rams’ Director of Operations.

  • Hawks Partner with Healthcare for New Practice Facility

    by Chris Vivlamore April 2016

    Tony Ressler was adamant about the state of the Hawks' practice facility. It was, according to the franchise's principal owner, simply unacceptable. That is about to change. The Hawks and Emory Healthcare announced plans Tuesday to partner on a long-awaited sports medicine center and training facility at a news conference at Philips Arena. The 90,000-squarefoot complex will cost $50-plus million, according to a person familiar with the situation, and be privately funded. It will be on Executive Park Drive in Brookhaven. Plans for the facility are complete, and the groundbreaking is expected in mid-May to be ready for the 2017-18 NBA season. "I would say from the first day I toured our practice facility, I felt and still feel that the Atlanta Hawks were and still are at a professional disadvantage facilities-wise," Ressler said after theannouncement. "Myview was that was job No. 1 was to change that. That is what this announcement is all about. That was absolutely our first and highest objective. The NBA is tough enough having a good coach, good players, a good staff. It's a competitive, competitive world, as you well know. Having a professional disadvantage, which I thought our practice facilities were, that's not an organization I want to be a part of."

  • Rams Training Site Selection Win-Win for Team, School

    by AB Staff April 2016

    The Rams and California Lutheran University confirmed Wednesday morning that the team was going to set up shop for its training facility on the “back 40” of the CLU campus in Thousand Oaks. The Rams will pay to put in two practice fields, lay the infrastructure for buildings and put up a series of modular structures. They’ll fence the entire area, which will not be open to the public.