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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

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

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