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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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