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Respect for Rules and Officials

Respect for Rules and Officials

Another area that tests the integrity of coaches, players, and fans is the relationship we have with the rules of the game and those who are there to enforce the rules. read more
Competing in heat or cold

Competing in heat or cold

Most athletes, whether in training or competition, have been forced to perform in either hot and humid or cold conditions. read more
Defending the Post

Defending the Post

Teaching young players how to defend a player who wants the basketball in close to the basket is another challenge. It requires defenders to get even more up close and personal with their opponents. read more
Ultimate Challenge Course (UCC)

Ultimate Challenge Course (UCC)

This activity fosters imagination and provides a challenge. Be creative and work with what you have; this is about making junk worthwhile. And because it’s junk, you don’t have to worry about leaving it out between groups. read more
Yeti Tag and Sherpa Winter Walk

Yeti Tag and Sherpa Winter Walk

Yetis (also called abominable snowmen) are mythological creatures thought by some to inhabit the Himalaya Mountains, crossing glaciers and high mountain passes. They are often depicted as large white furry creatures that leave big footprints in the snow. read more
Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Being exposed to cold with proper preparation, dress, monitoring, and maintenance can be a comfortable, enjoyable, and rewarding experience. Failure to monitor and address the hazards of exposure to cold can kill. read more
Planning and Preparation

Planning and Preparation

Planning and preparation (P&P) creates an outdoor foundation in the schoolyard, at the local park, or as part of a camp experience. The bottom line is that you must maintain a consistent, solid P&P practice: A poorly planned winter excursion is a reflection of its leaders. read more
Squat

Squat

Start in a tall standing position. The feet are approximately shoulder-width apart and the toes point forward. The knees align directly over the midline of the feet and extend no farther forward than the ball of the foot. The spine is in a neutral alignment and the head is in line with the spine. read more
Connecting Thought With Positive Action

Connecting Thought With Positive Action

What you say to yourself matters. More and more research supports the complex relationship between the mind and body and how thoughts can change how the body functions. When the mind is stressed, the body responds by changing every physiological system to deal with the perceived stress. read more
Botanicals for Performance

Botanicals for Performance

Herbs are the most popular self-prescribed medication. read more
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