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Skill Acquisition - Evidence-Based Practices for Detecting and Correcting Errors [ARTICLE]

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Feedback is one of the most important factors in skill acquisition and one of the most difficult for coaches to master. Feedback is information about performance...... Continue

Pacing Strategy - Can Analytics Help Us Run Faster in Cross-Country? [ARTICLE]

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Over the past decade, data analysis has sparked a revolution across all sports. Well-known "truths" have been gradually - often begrudgingly - over-turned...... Continue

High Jump Approach Mapping - A New Way to Develop A Consistent High Jump Approach [ARTICLE]

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When Dick Fosbury introduced the world to the "flop" high jump technique at the 1968 Olympic Games it became the gold standard for high jumping...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

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Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

Why Ankle Mobility Training is a Must [ARTICLE]

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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

Breaking the Mold - That Happiness or Success is Only Achieved on... [ARTICLE]

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This article will look at breaking the mold of happiness or success being on the other side of achievement. If the coach creates an intentionally...... Continue

Start-Up Challenges and Opportunities for New Programs [ARTICLE]

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Over the last decade, frequent headlines have circulated of cross country and track and field programs being eliminated. Despite losing the occasional...... Continue

Overtraining in Sport - With an Emphasis on Distance Runners [ARTICLE]

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Colin Powell stated, "a dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work" (Brainy Quote, 2013). Many of us...... Continue

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

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