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Sport-specific agility and quickness training for soccer

Sport-specific agility and quickness training for soccer

Soccer is one of the most challenging sports for which to design an agility and quickness program because it consists of almost constant movement over two 45-minute periods. read more
Practical application of age and sex considerations

Practical application of age and sex considerations

Most importantly, coaches need to ensure that content is age appropriate. For example, a group of middle school football players should not be performing the same speed and agility training tactics as professional athletes from the National Football League. read more
Warm-up methods and techniques for agility training

Warm-up methods and techniques for agility training

It is an essential and standard practice for athletes to warm up before they practice or compete. The purpose of a well-designed warm-up is to enhance performance and decrease the likelihood of injuries. read more

Fielding ground balls

Don’t let the phrase fool you—fielding a ground ball is very much a catching technique. On the infield, players have less time to react and must adjust their body and glove position based on the location of the ball. read more

Facilities and equipment inspection

Over the years, Babe Ruth League has been proud to provide our leagues with valuable input and services to help them provide a safe environment for everyone at youth softball games. read more

Preseason meeting topics

Before the Babe Ruth local league season starts, it is a good idea to have a meeting with the parents of your players. When parents are involved from the get-go, channels of communication and expectations are established before any issues arise. read more

Communicating with coaches and parents

Coaching involves not only sending and receiving messages and providing proper feedback to ­players but also interacting with members of the staff, parents, fans, umpires, and opposing coaches. read more
L/BMA and Physical Humor

L/BMA and Physical Humor

In the moment of humor, the senses are tickled by information and messages, both commonplace and incongruent. In fact, the juxtaposition of sense-­making and altered expectations is the ­recipe for humor. read more
Applying L/BMA to Aerial Dancing

Applying L/BMA to Aerial Dancing

As an aerialist, I have found the modes of shape change to be extremely useful for moving beyond the functional limitations of the skills of aerial technique and into the more expressive world of aerial dance. read more
Using Touch to Facilitate Body Connectivity

Using Touch to Facilitate Body Connectivity

Touch can facilitate greater connectivity, ease, and awareness in movement by increasing sensation in ways that ­will foster new possibilities for movement. read more
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