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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

Group-Centered Coaching: Addressing the Whole Team [ARTICLE]

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We live in an era of athlete-centered coaching. Athlete-centered coaching aims to educate and positively influence the athlete in body, mind and...... Continue

Motivation - Learning From Steve Prefontaine [ARTICLE]

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The story of Steve Prefontaine remains a huge source of motivation for young runners who have seen the movies Prefontaine or Without Limits. Some kids have his poster in their bedrooms or read inspirational quotes by him. I remember him as an...... Continue

Running Injuries: How to Fix (Prevent) Them [ARTICLE]

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Running injuries are quite common. The resulting limitations from injuries on successful participation in running have a negative impact on the overall health and well-being of the runner. As a former All-American runner at...... Continue

Discobolus: A New and an Old Twist in Discus Technique [ARTICLE]

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Old may not be quite the right word in the above title. Ancient may be the better word to describe twist in the context of this article. The most accurate Roman copy of the Greek original...... Continue

By Design - Physical Performance Components for the Jumps [ARTICLE]

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The first step in training any athlete is clear identification of the of the physical talents needed for success in the event. Designing training without a clear purpose in mind is an...... Continue

Growing Pains: The Effects of the Adolescent Growth Spurt on... [ARTICLE]

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The four of them stood somewhat awkwardly together at the end of the cross-country race, the coach, the father, his wife and their daughter, the young athlete we'll call Liz. The father looked at his daughter and said, "I don't know what's the...... Continue

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