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Defend against common plays off the opposition rush

Defend against common plays off the opposition rush

There are so many variations of offensive attacks that you need to be prepared for. The opposition attack is nonstatic. read more
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Characteristics of an effective puck-handling goaltender

Characteristics of an effective puck-handling goaltender

There are five main components that make an effective puck-handling goaltender. read more
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Strategies for coaching goaltenders effectively

Strategies for coaching goaltenders effectively

As stated earlier, some head coaches build relationships with their goaltenders, whereas others communicate to their goaltenders through the goalie coach. Eli Wilson believes that a positive relationship between the goaltenders and all the coaches on the team will result in better production from the goaltenders. read more
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Using the tall stance and the low stance in play

Using the tall stance and the low stance in play

The tall stance (figure 2.3) is used when the play does not pose an immediate threat. The goaltender stays in a more upright position than in the regular stance. read more
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Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake

Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake

"As to the taking of stimulants during the race, I will say that I know from actual experience that the full [marathon] race can be covered in creditable time without so much as a single drop of water being taken or even sponging of the head—I have done it myself. This of course is when in perfect trim." read more
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Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

To begin, the coach shoots the puck into the corner. The five players for the power play team are on the blue line. The five players then break out using one of the following patterns. read more
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Properties of muscle and tendon

Properties of muscle and tendon

The muscle spindle fibers are the primary sensory mechanism for triggering a powerful concentric contraction in a plyometric movement. read more
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Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Auxiliary lifts are special exercises that are sport specific and help prevent injuries common in a sport. Chin-ups and lat pull-downs would be sport-specific exercises for baseball players because the latissimus dorsi muscles of the upper back internally rotate the upper arms. read more
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Posterior hip exercise technique

Posterior hip exercise technique

This technique uses a larger and slightly softer foam roller to cover more surface area and penetrate fewer layers of tissue. read more
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Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Foam rolling the foot can provide significant relief to tired and achy feet. In addition, foam rolling may also help the entire body move better. read more
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