The intent at this phase is to sharpen and refine tennis skills in preparation for match play. Thursday (Mini-Precompetition Phase) Most of your practice should be geared toward sharpening your playing skills. Also play points and practice sets as you would want to play them in the match.
Sending Effective MessagesYoung players often have little understanding of the rules and skills of soccer and probably even less confidence in their ability to play the game. ”State It Clearly and SimplyPositive and honest messages are good, but only if expressed directly in words your players understand. Nonverbal MessagesJust as you must be consistent in the tone of voice and words you use, you must also keep your verbal and nonverbal messages consistent.
Decompression Zone: Relaxation and Contemplation Zone one is the staging area for your next performance (figure 2.1). Your score ___ Refocus Zone: Strategy and Decision The area just in front of the approach is zone two, the refocus zone (figure 2.2). Your score ___ Energy Zone: Visualization and Affirmation As you step onto the approach, you enter the energy zone (figure 2.3).
Remember that mass-start swims are a mad dash at best, especially in sprint races. If you gradually increase your running tempo as you progress toward the bike, the run from the water to the bike can help your legs get ready to bike. The RunThe first few steps after the bike can be very awkward, but if you practiced bike-run transitions in training, you should be okay.
HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN Don’t assume that weight gain is a given during the holidays. HOLIDAY FARE Holidays are a time for celebrating, and more often than not, celebrating means food, a continuous smorgasbord of goodies! Holiday Food Gifts Holidays are the time for giving.
First let me say that we feel defense is the key and essence to winning football. I would like to share our thoughts on how we prepare our defensive team during game week. Daily Schedule: Defensive Game Week Sunday night we try to review our opponent’s film.
After their workouts, some of the cyclists were given caffeinated soft drinks, others low-sodium mineral water, and others a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution—a sports drink. In contrast, the athletes who ingested the sports drinks were able to rehydrate and boost their sodium, magnesium, and calcium levels. Consuming a carbohydrate-electrolyte drink with moderate amounts of sodium, magnesium, and calcium definitely helps an athlete recover.
Saddle Sores Saddle sores are an issue that cyclists might not like to talk about. Road rash refers to abrasions and wounds that occur when you crash and your skin scrapes along the ground. Once clean, you should place antibiotic ointment on the wound and cover it with a clean dressing.
If you have a goal (winning a particular tournament, shooting a personal best score, shooting a FITA round with all arrows scoring), your practice sessions should help you achieve it. Practice sessions, then, break down into three types--form practice, equipment setup and tuning, and tournament preparation. Your practice plan needs to include all of the elements of successful shooting--physical training, mental training, equipment preparation, and competition.
I encourage players to initiate coach-player conferences with me as I will with them. I try to help players learn to communicate with teammates, coaches, teachers, parents, and members of the community. Assistant Coaches’ Roles I view my coaching staff as a team, just as the players are a team.