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Zinc Supplementation in High School Distance Runners [ARTICLE]

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Influence of zinc supplementation on three self-reported respiratory health indicators in a sample of adolescent distance runners. Purpose: Zinc supplementation was administered concurrently with 40 miles per week of aerobic distance training...... Continue

Max Performance: Tips for getting organized and getting things done [ARTICLE]

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The beauty of our sport is the diversity: cross country, sprints, throws, jumps, relays, multi-events. The same things that make our sport interesting and valuable can also make it a challenge. When one competition season ends, the next one...... Continue

Eating Disorders in the Male Runner [ARTICLE]

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When we hear the words eating disorder or disordered eating the semblance of a female often is the first image many of us envision. Most data reflects that around 90 percent of those with eating disorders are female. However, we must ask ourselves...... Continue

The Power of a Positive Attitude [ARTICLE]

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What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer at the peak of your athletic career? While most young athletes will never have to deal with anything as weighty as cancer, this was the reality facing University of Minnesota senior cross country...... Continue

Trusting The Process [ARTICLE]

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Coaches who deal with novice and struggling athletes can find themselves in a difficult position when wanting to help athletes set goals. How do you set goals for someone who has never competed? What type of goals do you set for someone who has...... Continue

How to Approach the Start of a Race [ARTICLE]

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The call-up—the time before the race when you report and get your lane assignment—varies among events. To make sure you are fully prepared, you need to take two things into account. First, always time your warm-up to allow time for the call-up. ... Continue

Relationship Between High School and College Coaches [ARTICLE]

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The relationship between high school and college coaches ideally is a symbiotic one in which each helps the other for the advancement of their common athletes. We are all doing the same job but with different employers and different aged athletes...... Continue

Fundamentals of Scholastic Coaching [ARTICLE]

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SCHOLASTIC COACH IS A TEACHER FIRST. I have been "in the game" for many years. When I began my coaching career, you had to be a certified teacher in the school district in which you were hired as a prerequisite to coaching in that district...... Continue

A COACH’S Leadership [ARTICLE]

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Affective leadership is a result of a systematic and sensible approach to a unique management style designed to reach the vision and mission of a successful program. To develop leadership qualities as an athletics coach, one can learn from the...... Continue

Mental Toughness - The Psychological Skills [ARTICLE]

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Psychological characteristics such as mental toughness, goal setting, imagery, realistic performance evaluation and commitment have been shown to be the difference between a medal winner in the Olympics and non-medal...... Continue

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