Going 0 for 10 does not signify a slump, although to some major league hitters and most young players, going 0 for 4 can become a major slump in their own minds. Almost all slumps are mental, but coaches and players try to fix a slump by changing physical elements of the swing, such as the stance or approach. Good hitters keep the hitter’s attitude even when the at bat doesn’t generate the desired result.
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.
Game Goals Setting team goals can be helpful in building team motivation. Instead of telling your players what their goals are, try having them come up with their own goals as a team. Most important, I ask players not to list a team goal that they are not willing to work for, each and every player.
This can be done first with stationary ball-handling drills, then with basic dribbling drills, and finally with advanced dribbling drills. Two-Ball Dribbling Drills Stationary Dribbling With Two Balls All dribbling is done in a bent-knee athletic stance. A coach calls out the dribble to be executed, using these commands: “same” (balls dribbled at the same time); “alternate” (balls dribbled out of rhythm); “side to side” (balls dribbled from side to side); “forward and back” (balls dribbled ...
Defensive positioning and the amount of distance a defensive player takes from the player she’s defending depend largely on the abilities and skills of the two players. Slide Step To move laterally when defending, a defensive player uses a slide step. Lane Slides Purpose: To reinforce proper defensive slide technique and a low body defensive position Procedure: Players line up inside the free-throw lane area with their outside foot placed against the free-throw lane line.
Most of the iron in your body is found as part of two proteins called hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells, and myoglobin, which is found in muscle cells. Athletes in training may also lose iron through GI bleeding, the destruction of red blood cells, urinary loss, and heavy sweating. Iron loss in urine can also occur if muscle cells are ruptured during intense training, resulting in the release of stored myoglobin, or if the inner lining of the bladder becomes irritated, resulting...
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