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Nonverbal communication: understanding the unspoken

Nonverbal communication: understanding the unspoken

The ICF core competency of active listening encompasses both what is and is not said. read more
Creating a safe space

Creating a safe space

Has someone ever approached you with a perplexing human drama or an all-consuming problem? Most of us have been present for friends, family, or even relative strangers who simply needed to talk about their experiences and wanted nothing more than for us to listen. read more
Learn the 10 strategies suggested for various stages of change

Learn the 10 strategies suggested for various stages of change

According to the American Psychological Association (2012), adopting effective strategies for change improves the likelihood of success (see What Americans Think of Willpower). read more
Winning Mindsets and Sustaining Excellence

Winning Mindsets and Sustaining Excellence

Winning can change coach, player and team mindset from the positive drive that brought success into a negative weakness that fails to sustain further achievement. read more
Protect yourself and your players

Protect yourself and your players

Your biggest administrative duty is dealing with the medical side of sports. read more
How applied sport mechanics can help you

How applied sport mechanics can help you

This benefit is the most important one you’ll get from reading Applied Sport Mechanics. This text will help you develop a basic understanding of mechanics, and by using this knowledge you will be able to distinguish between efficient and inefficient movements in an athlete’s technique. read more
Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. read more
What is plantar fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis can be such a painful condition that it often prevents any running at all. This sheet of fibrous tissue runs between the metatarsal heads and its insertion in the calcaneus (next to the Achilles tendon). read more
Keeping the head out of tackling

Keeping the head out of tackling

The importance of keeping your head out of tackling has been proven. AYF’s standard of shoulder tackling accomplishes a "Head Out" policy. If you want to have a good defensive team, you must teach your defensive players how to tackle. read more
When to teach whole versus part practice

When to teach whole versus part practice

The whole method of practice is obvious: The whole technique is practiced intact. The part method is actually the whole-part-whole method. You teach the whole method as just outlined, practice it in parts, and then recombine the parts back into the whole via practice. read more
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