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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

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

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