Factors the Pitcher Can’t Control The first step to becoming mentally tough is to figure out the factors you can control as a pitcher and those things that are out of your control. Factors the Pitcher Can Control A pitcher with a winning mental approach knows that there is only one thing a pitcher has complete control over, and that is himself. The key to a winning mental approach is not to focus on the things a pitcher cannot control but to be consumed by the things a pitcher can control.
Target archery has so different games and categories set for age, ability, type of equipment used, type of target shot at, and the number of targets or arrows shot. Field Archery Field archery is a spin-off of Olympic-style shooting and began during the 1930s to fill the needs of many archers to compete in less formalized settings. The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) is the official organizer of clubs and field-archery tournaments.
The motivation to run well in cross country comes from the athlete as an individual, from the team as a group, and from the coach as a leader. My basic message in talks to coaches is, if you aren’t motivated, how can you expect your runners to be? You coaches know you’ve succeeded as a motivator when every runner on your team does not want to lose for fear of hurting your feelings.
The following tests, which can be completed easily with little equipment, provide important information on ankle flexion and extension, shoulder flexibility, and hamstring flexibility. SIT-AND-REACH TEST The sit-and-reach test measures the flexibility of the lower back and the hamstring muscle group, the group of muscles located on the back of the upper leg. PRACTICAL ROM TESTS You can quickly assess the range of motion in the ankle, elbow and wrist, groin, hip, neck, and shoulder in less ...
If an athlete consumes adequate calories, protein can be saved for the important jobs unique to protein. Protein needed by the growing athlete adds another layer to the protein requirement. Young athletes trying to bulk up often increase their protein intake because they think more protein means bigger muscles.
You’ve seen them: huge cans brightly labeled with alluring product descriptions such as “weight gainer,” “solid mass,” “lean mass enhancer,” or “muscle provider. As with most weight-gain powders, Phosphagain contains lots of other ingredients that are rumored to build muscle. Phosphagain supplementation was more effective in promoting muscle gains than either maltodextrin or Gainers Fuel 1000 during strength training.
Controlling Emotion It is well documented in psychology texts that there are seven basic emotions: joy, sadness, anger, love, fear, shame, and surprise. Renowned sport psychologist Thomas Tutko, formerly a professor of psychology at San Jose State University, has developed a technique to identify a person’s emotional profile and to indicate how that person will react according to seven separate psychological traits—desire, assertiveness, sensitivity, tension control, confidence, personal ...
When first starting to train on a bike, five or six rides each week will cause the most rapid change in fitness. Intensity Regardless of training frequency and time, the single most critical training variable is how hard and fast you ride. Although the highly motivated athlete often seeks such benefits, frequent training over 90 percent of maximum heart rate obviously violates the Cardinal Rule of moderation and will eventually lead to inconsistency and loss of fitness.
A philosophy I have always stuck with is to develop the basics ’til they’re basic, starting with the grassroots level and then developing players through their senior year. The following experiences can all help raise a player’s skill level and knowledge of the game during the off-season: attending camps, playing club ball, playing in competitive off-season leagues, attending open gym, participating in player clinics, playing in state all-star games, playing in beach competitions, and ...
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.