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Managing Your Mind

Managing Your Mind

The way you manage your thinking and feelings (your mind) is basic to how you perform. It’s up to you. Improving your game begins with taking responsibility for managing your mind. I believe there are three key operating principles for managing your mind effectively. read more
Types of Layups and Related Drills

Types of Layups and Related Drills

The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. read more
Change-of-Direction running drill

Change-of-Direction running drill

The short shuttle is a timed race in which players run a total of 20 yards, changing directions twice—once to the right and once to the left. read more
Understand the mechanics of turnout

Understand the mechanics of turnout

Turnout of the legs is used in movements performed by ballet dancers. There are a few anatomical factors that determine your turnout: strength of the external rotators, flexibility of the internal rotators, and the bony alignment of the femoral head and neck. read more
Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Execution: 1. Lie prone with your palms on the ground and your elbows bent and close to your sides. Glide your shoulder blades down toward your hips. read more
Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Young dancers experience challenging physical changes during adolescence, typically between the ages of 11 and 14 for girls and between ages 13 and 16 for boys. Growth spurts can cause changes in balance and flexibility that affect technique. read more
Competition and Fair Play

Competition and Fair Play

James W. Keating and Randolph M. Feezell’s essays "Sportsmanship as a Moral Category" and "Sportsmanship," respectively, take on the important notion of sportsmanship. read more
Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport

Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport

Whatever we think that sport should or should not be, there is one good reason why the world’s sporting bodies are undertaking such a concerted effort to eliminate doping in elite sport. read more
Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories

Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories

We are now well positioned to sketch out the main moral theories that bear on the ethical considerations of sport featured in the essays to come (table 3). read more
The motion offense can be an effective weapon

The motion offense can be an effective weapon

The motion offense is an effective weapon that every team should consider adding to its repertoire, but it cannot be used as a complete offense because too many players have to handle the ball and make crucial decisions. read more
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