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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

Cross-Training for Runners [ARTICLE]

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Running has long been one of the most popular, simplistic and enjoyable ways to exercise for all age groups. Running is a sport that can be practiced for a lifetime...... Continue

Approach Velocity - The Factor That Most Influences Long Jump Performance [ARTICLE]

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There are many factors that influence the outcome of a long jump; board contact time, plant angle, takeoff angle, mid-support knee flexion angle, wind resistance and assistance, individual strength levels relative to weight, board...... Continue

Why Ankle Mobility Training is a Must [VIDEO]

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Of all the parts of your body to worry about, your ankles are probably low on the list. Tight hamstrings, back pain and other issues typically take precedence. Ankles aren't that important, right?... Continue

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