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October 2004

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Wheaties box unites HK author Nancy Clark with 2004 Olympic gold medalists

Nancy Clark is in good company during her run as the first nutritionist ever to be featured on a Wheaties box, portrayed alongside Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Carly Patterson, and Justin Gatlin. Clark, sports nutrition consultant and bestselling author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, joins these elite athletes on three new special edition Wheaties boxes, rolled out in mid-September, honoring the U.S.A.’s top 2004 Olympians.

Hockey Tough Author Named Performance Specialist for New Reality Series

The National Hockey League may be on strike, but Canadian fans will still be able to get their fill of hockey for the next 13 weeks thanks to CBC’s new reality series Making the Cut. This docudrama combines professional hockey with a behind-the-scenes search for Canada's best, unsigned hockey players. Dr. Saul Miller, author of Hockey Tough, will work with contestants to help them maintain the focus and mentality needed to make the cut. Performance will be evaluated by a host of NHL scouts, coaches, and hockey professionals, including renowned coaches Scotty Bowman and Mike Keenan.

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Sports Shorts

Developmental Principle 6: Emphasize Training for Mental Fitness
from Training for Young Distance Runners
by Laurence Greene and Russell Pate

While the physiological demands of distance running are obvious, physiological fitness alone is insufficient. Physiological fitness must be matched by mental fitness, which is characterized by supreme willpower and motivation, self-confidence, the ability to regulate how "psyched up" one gets, skill in controlling effort and pace, and intelligence in formulating and executing racing tactics. While training for physiological fitness has its limits, training for mental fitness isn't as restricted by developmental factors.

Early Season Practices from Coaching Wrestling Successfully
by Dan Gable

The first two or three days of practice should be learning experiences, more so for coaches than for athletes. Most coaches don’t realize this fact and take control right away, trying to teach their wrestlers too many things in too little time. What coaches should do during the first few practice sessions is supervise and observe, not try to teach.

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