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Valuable Sports Coaching Skills

October 1, 2014

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Contributed by Speed Coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Teach a Young Sport Coach How many of you coaches that have been in the industry for a while try to take an interest in the younger coaches? This is something I have always tried to be involved with. Young sports coaches have a window of opportunity to […]

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Monday Morning Musings

September 15, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting Mentoring students is one of the core values that I keep in order to help further my profession (Physical Therapy) and it is something that I believe all strength and conditioning and medical professionals should do. It not only helps them shape the minds of future professionals but it also helps […]

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Skill vs. Drill

September 3, 2014

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Contributed by Speed Coach Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Is the DRILL focus still winning over the SKILL focus? Reactive agility might be falling prey… I am thrilled to see the shift in training over the past couple years toward a more reactive based training. Most of my training from day one has been based on making […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 3

August 27, 2014

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If you haven’t already ready the first two installments of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Science and Art of Coaching you can find them here. Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2 Here’s part 3… External cues are great, but not […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1

August 13, 2014

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Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez. Right now imagine you’re in third grade. It’s a school day and just sat down to eat your lunch with your friends. You pull out your awesome Ninja Turtles lunch box and get ready to find out what Mom packed you. Lo and behold she made you a peanut […]

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Do We Really Understand What “The Foundation” Is?

May 7, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Many coaches and Trainers, including me, have loosely thrown around the phrase “We have to build a foundation first”. But do we really know what we mean, or if we know what we mean is it correct? And if its correct, is it always correct? We think of […]

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Free-Play, Kids, and Injury Prevention: Stop Early Sport Specialization

April 23, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS – http://www.sethoberst.com/ What is the definition of a good athlete? Is it the pitcher who throws a great curveball? Or the elite 100m sprinter? How about the 3-point artist on the basketball team? How about the individual that does all of them well and easily picks up […]

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Defining Movement in a Basic Strength Training Program

April 2, 2014

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Contributed by Miguel Aragoncillo B.S., CSCS, HFS – www.MiguelAragoncillo.com Sure you can throw a ball fast, or perform a perfect flip, or sprint at a blistering speed, but can you stand with on foot in the air without toppling over? What about doing a push-up with flawless technique? These examples are merely illustrations as to the […]

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Guided Discovery Fits Development of Kids

March 5, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach Lee Taft, http://leetaft.com/blog/.   I can remember taking a PE Theory class in college and the concept of Guided Discovery was taught to us. It is one concept that impacted my teaching and coaching more than any other. If you watch kids play it is a constant state of discovering something […]

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