Three keys for being a stellar defender are stance, hand positioning, and footwork.
Pete Newell's Playing Big
When Dr. Naismith invented basketball, the entire floor was divided into three distinct parts: the guard section, the center section, and the forward section.
Soccer Practice Games-3rd Edition
Practice under game-like pressure.
Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball
When running won�t get you to the ball perhaps a dive will.
Softball Skills & Drills-2nd Edition
View a drill from Softball Skills and Drills.
Coaching Youth Gymnastics eBook
These are important drills and progressions leading up to a handspring vault. It is highly recommended that the coach take the gymnast through the proper drills and progressions as stated in this section. Once the gymnast has acquired the basics, she will be ready to begin the next phase of a handspring vault.
Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise eBook
Like personal trainers and group exercise instructors, strength and conditioning coaches help others to improve their fitness. But strength and conditioning coaches differ from the others in one very important way�the clients they work with are focused on improving their performance or skill in a sport.
Tennis Anatomy eBook
Being fit enough to endure a long match while pressuring your opponent could be the difference between winning and losing. Coaches know that good volleys are hit with the feet as well as the hands. You have to be in proper position to volley well. Therefore, training the legs is probably the most important activity you can participate in to become a good volleyer.
Tennis Skills & Drills
The value of the drop shot is its element of surprise. This shot is hit well by players such as Novak Djokovic, who has an aggressive baseline game that mixes power with finesse.
Complete Conditioning for Football
Proper nutrition is essential for physical development and athletic performance.