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Spatial Concepts and Movement Drills

Spatial Concepts and Movement Drills

The development of spatial and movement concepts should be an integral part of beginning players’ training. read more
Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. read more
Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Setup: Stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (see figure a). read more
Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Evaluating your lifting program gives you the chance to see if you could be doing things more effectively. read more
Nutrition for fat loss: made simple

Nutrition for fat loss: made simple

We can’t talk about fat loss without talking about eating behaviors (a.k.a. diet). You won’t find a more common question than, How should I eat for fat loss? read more
Managerial skills in sport settings

Managerial skills in sport settings

Managers at all levels possess certain skills that aid in the performance of their day-to-day tasks. As noted by Katz (1974), the skill sets of effective administrators can be broken down into three categories: conceptual skills, human relations skills, and technical skills. read more
Critical thinking in sport sociology

Critical thinking in sport sociology

The following is a guest column by a male student that was published in a university newspaper. The authors of this chapter do not necessarily agree with its position; this article is meant to stimulate alternative perspective taking and critical thinking. read more
Contemporary Sport Management (CSM) Sport Industry Sectors Model

Contemporary Sport Management (CSM) Sport Industry Sectors Model

The sport industry includes three organizational sectors: public, nonprofit, and commercial. These are important categories for the different types of organizations involved in sport and are central to the creation and production of sport products, services, programs, and facilities. read more
Link training periods with a transition phase

Link training periods with a transition phase

After long periods of training, hard work, and stressful competitions in which both physiological and psychological fatigue can accumulate, a transition period should be used to link annual training plans or preparation for another major competition, as in the case of the bi-cycle, tri-cycle, and multicycle annual training plan. read more
Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Individualization is one of the main requirements of contemporary training. Individualization requires that the coach consider the athlete’s abilities, potential, and learning characteristics and the demands of the athlete’s sport, regardless of the performance level. read more
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