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Nutrition Checklist for Cross Country [ARTICLE]

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The Cross Country Season is almost here! So before it begins, let's talk about Race Day Nutrition. Morning Races For morning races, always eat something 2-3 hours before race time. Some toast or a bagel with some peanut butter is an excellent...... Continue

Helping Your High School Athlete Choose the Right College [ARTICLE]

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College coaches across the country get emails, letters, phone calls and recruiting questionnaires from prospective-student athletes throughout the year. The recruiting process is a vital part of a collegiate track and field programs success...... Continue

Psychological Factors Contributing to Injury [ARTICLE]

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Physical factors are the primary cause of athletic injuries, but psychological factors also contribute. Sport psychologists have helped clarify the role that psychological factors play in athletic injuries. Figure 1 shows a simplified version of...... Continue

The Bowerman Men's Watch List (Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships) [ARTICLE]

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Arkansas hurdler Omar McLeod replaced his fellow SEC sprinter Dedric Dukes on the ten-man list. McLeod already had an NCAA championship in his trophy case, but won his first SEC title in the 60 meter hurdles on Saturday. He did so in just 7.49...... Continue

Ties that Bind [ARTICLE]

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After over twenty years as an athlete and coach in the sports of cross country and track & field reflecting on my experiences, both positive and negative, has helped me understand what it is I do and where my greatest successes have been...... Continue

Race Day Preparation (for the High School Athlete) [ARTICLE]

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A great performance always starts with great preparation. If you've followed the (proper) principles of training, you should be fit and ready for competition. Now comes the Race Day preparation that will bring your hard work to fruition. ... Continue

Three Key Steps to Conquer Post-Season Pressure in Track [ARTICLE]

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Unfortunately, many athletes and coaches approach the development of great pressure performance with the mantra 'we'll just continue to practice the play or skill 'till its automatic under pressure.' And while there is a small element of truth to...... Continue

Setting up the Border to your Season [ARTICLE]

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My wife is an avid "puzzler" and we all know the first rule of putting together a puzzle is to find the corners. I once gave my wife a puzzle that did not have any corners or straight edges (It darn near drove her to drink!). Because she could...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]

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In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

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