Tag Archives: Teaching

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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How to Become an NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach

February 26, 2014

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Recently we sent NFL strength coach Ron McKeefery a series of questions regarding how to become a high level collegiate or NFL strength coach. His answers are below. Contributed by Cincinnatti Bengals Strength Coach, Ron McKeefery, http://ronmckeefery.com/ 1. I am in high school and interested in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Where should I start?  […]

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Always Focus on the Fundamentals.

February 19, 2014

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Contributed by expert Dr. Jon Herting Whether you are an athlete, coach or medical professional it is important to remember that the fundamentals should be the foundation of everything that you do. Personally as a rehab professional I often need to keep myself in check in order to focus on the fundamentals as I seek […]

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Coaching Skills – Execution and Success

January 22, 2014

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Contributed by expert Lee Taft Do You Want Success Or To Have It Your Way? Oftentimes, coaches get caught up in having everything done their way. They have no flexibility or willingness to allow their athletes to do things differently. This can become an issue on a team, especially when the athlete is correct. Let’s […]

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE WHEN TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES

November 4, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/)   Far too often, I see coaches and trainers treating young athletes like older and more mature athletes. It has been talked about a lot recently that being too overbearing and “pushy” with young athletes leads to drop out! I […]

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3 Factors That Affect How Well You Will Do With Physical Therapy: Education, Consistency, and Compliance

October 22, 2013

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Contributed by expert: Shaun Logan, PT, DPT Some of the biggest, actually probably the biggest, predictor of success or failure with physical therapy is consistency, compliance, and education or understanding. Compliance is a huge issue that tends to be frequently overlooked.  I would bet that the majority of the general population does not actually have […]

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Performance Coaches Must Tell the Truth

October 9, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/) ARE YOU WILLING TO TELL THE TRUTH “Practice! You want me to Practice?” These are the well-known words of a NBA superstar’s interview after he was benched for not attending a practice. When it comes to training, the attitude he […]

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Starting A Savings Plan For The Future

July 31, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/). I will be the first to admit that I am not well versed on all of the savings and retirement plans that are available. Yet, I realize for me to have an enjoyable and successful life when I am in […]

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Are you teaching your athletes the best way?

June 25, 2013

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Contributed by Coach Ron McKeefery, http://ronmckeefery.com Most of us coaches were once athletes, try to remember back to when you learned a new skill.  Chances are that you learned one way, while one teammate learned differently, and another teammate learned a third way.  As coaches we know that all athletes are not the same, but […]

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