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Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

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Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue

Raske's Breakthrough In Men's Track Catapults Her Into Elite Company [ARTICLE]

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While a freshman at Thornwood High School, SIU Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Kathleen Raske had her first, and only, female head coach.... Continue

Over It: Variables That Affect Take Off [ARTICLE]

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The run-through, an abrupt cessation of motion during the take-off phase, results in the inability of a vaulter to finish the jump. Depending on the degree...... Continue

Going the Distance: Tearing Down the 1500 Meters [ARTICLE]

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The 1500 meter race is considered one of the most exciting cornerstone events in any major track and field meet by athletes, coaches, and spectators...... Continue

Meet Director: Planning and Management [ARTICLE]

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The benefits of hosting a meet at home are countless, but the most common reasons programs host home meets are because they can be more cost...... Continue

Rotational vs. Glide Revisited - Comparing Shot Techniques [ARTICLE]

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Although the rotational style appeared almost sixty years ago, it started establishing itself as a legitimate way of putting the shot in the early 70's...... Continue

Talk Your Way to the Top: Developing the Mental Skill of Performance Enhancing Self-Talk [ARTICLE]

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Student-athletes continually engage in conversation throughout the course of their days. These conversations include telling jokes with their friends...... Continue

A Recruiting Blueprint: The Art and Science behind Successful Collegiate Recruiting [ARTICLE]

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Eleven years ago I accepted the position of Associate Head Cross Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

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1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Development Rates: A Comparison for Elite Performers in the Throwing Events [ARTICLE]

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The throwing events in the sport of track and field are some of the most powerful activities in the world of athletics. Execution of these events at the highest level requires...... Continue

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