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Latin American involvement in U.S. soccer

Latin American involvement in U.S. soccer

Latinos are often at a disadvantage compared to their white counterparts in U.S. soccer, and have found ways to create their own opportunities. read more
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Athletes experience health benefits of training, with some risk

Athletes experience health benefits of training, with some risk

It has been demonstrated that exercise training in previously sedentary individuals has beneficial effects in terms of reducing the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) (Nieman et al. 1990; Nieman, Hensen, et al. 1993). read more
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Direct and Indirect Free Kicks

Direct and Indirect Free Kicks

Set pieces are a critical part of the modern game of soccer. Interestingly, they occur more frequently in the biggest matches, where emotions run high and there’s a tremendous amount of energy within the players on the field. For this reason, organization in both attack and defense in set pieces is important. read more
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Keys to a clean handoff

Keys to a clean handoff

On some running plays, the running back may not receive a direct handoff from the quarterback. Instead, the ball is pitched or tossed so that the running back can quickly get to the outside of the formation. read more
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Straight-Arm Plank and Elbow Plank

Straight-Arm Plank and Elbow Plank

Position the hands on a moderately unstable apparatus. The hands are directly under the shoulders with the arms perpendicular to the floor. read more
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Training for Stabilization, Strength, and Power

Training for Stabilization, Strength, and Power

The muscular structures of the abdominal and back regions play a dominant role in postural control, lumbar stabilization, and proprioception (what we call total body balance). As we have said, a well-functioning core can help reduce the risk and severity of injury and promote greater efficiency. read more
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Methods of blitzing

Methods of blitzing

Rushing across the line of scrimmage to blitz the quarterback or ballcarrier is tremendous fun for a linebacker. read more
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Putting Techniques

Putting Techniques

With recent and impending rule changes relative to putting technique, the number of techniques will continue to change. We therefore recommend that a player master the conventional method of putting using a standard length putter. read more
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Internet influences leisure meanings, activities, and spaces

Internet influences leisure meanings, activities, and spaces

The availability and adoption of Internet technology has increased exponentially since its introduction in the 1960s. read more
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How Can Tapering Improve Performance?

How Can Tapering Improve Performance?

In high-level sport, small elevations in performance can have a significant impact on performance outcomes and can differentiate between winning and losing. read more
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