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Practice Plans and Program Goals

Practice Plans and Program Goals

Building a team involves developing a plan and working to execute it. Your practice plans are one of main ingredients in that blueprint. Practices have many components, and they will vary based on the coach’s or program’s philosophies. read more
Landmine Row to Punch

Landmine Row to Punch

Place one end of the barbell either in a corner of the room or flat on the weight room floor or use a landmine device as shown. Stand perpendicular to the bar with the legs staggered; the leg opposite the working arm is in front. read more
Assess underlying factors to create a safe but challenging experience

Assess underlying factors to create a safe but challenging experience

For a recreation leader or programmer, the question is how to transform either model into practice. read more
How physical activity and exercise enhance children's cognition

How physical activity and exercise enhance children's cognition

To understand how physical activity might affect cognition, it is important to have a general understanding of the structures and functions of the human brain and how those structures evolved. read more
Team Offense

Team Offense

The offensive team should be looking for quick and easy scoring opportunities before the opponent has a chance to retreat and set up their defense. These high-percentage early scoring opportunities are called fast breaks or primary breaks. read more
Interact with your campus community

Interact with your campus community

Of course, the best way to learn about your campus and your department is to interact with your campus community. Students who are more proactive in meeting with their faculty, getting to know upper division students, and joining campus organizations have a better awareness of the expectations of their departments and campus. read more
Arm Walkout and Medicine-Ball Walkout

Arm Walkout and Medicine-Ball Walkout

Assume a kneeling position with your hands flat on the floor just above your shoulders and your arms straight under your shoulders (see figure a). Your torso should form a fairly straight line from your head to your knees. read more
Ligament Dominance

Ligament Dominance

The ligament dominance pattern, or the dynamic valgus, is the knock-knee position. To avoid this dangerous movement pattern, you need to strengthen your lateral hip muscles. read more
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
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