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Hamstring Injuries - A Practical Discussion [ARTICLE]

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Motor patterns are important to what we do. Consider the following movements: body weight squat, weighted squat, front squat, overhead squat, hang clean...... Continue

Motivating the Track Athlete: Walking the Line Between Optimism and Realism [ARTICLE]

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Track has always been a very cut and dry sport. The fastest times win and advance. That has been an advantage track coaches enjoy over team...... Continue

The Long Jump - Physical Backgrounds of the Long Jump for Coaches and Athletes [ARTICLE]

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In this article addressed to practicing coaches and athletes we present a summary of physical phenomena involved with the long jump. We explain the...... Continue

How Teams Fail - Is Your Program Headed Towards Destruction? [ARTICLE]

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No one likes to be on a losing team. Yet, many programs struggle to overcome continual defeat. Those stuck in dysfunctional and deflated...... Continue

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

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