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Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Some sport psychologists have used the concept park it to describe the experience of tuning out distracting, negative, or irrelevant thoughts and staying tuned in to what’s appropriate. If a thought comes to mind that’s not going to help you perform or can interfere with your on-ice performance, change the channel and park it. read more
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The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight. read more
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Tennis and Energy Systems

Tennis and Energy Systems

Applying the energy system continuum to tennis is easy and helps illustrate the reason that both anaerobic and aerobic conditioning are necessary for enhancing tennis performance. Because tennis ultimately involves repetitive muscular contractions and exertion, the aerobic energy system provides the baseline energy production over the duration of a tennis match or practice session. read more
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Program Preparation

Program Preparation

If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played. read more
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Athletic formation stage of development

Athletic formation stage of development

It is appropriate to moderately increase the intensity of training during the athletic formation stage of development. Although most athletes are still vulnerable to injuries, their bodies and capacities are rapidly developing. read more
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Understand the impact of cutting on athletic performance

Understand the impact of cutting on athletic performance

The player acts as if she is going to the right but quickly and aggressively plants the right foot and immediately reverses her motion and accelerates to the opposite left side. read more
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Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Athletes who want to be successful should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility, and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says they should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance training. read more
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Managing the Game Positively

Managing the Game Positively

Before you talk to your team about the specifics of playing the game, take care of a few essential tasks. read more
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Timing on the approach

Timing on the approach

Timing must be considered from both the beginning and end of the approach. The ball’s position in the swing arc at the completion of the first step (or second step for those using a five-step approach) is termed initial timing. read more
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Balance and Core Exercises

Balance and Core Exercises

The following balance and core exercises will help you develop obstacle-specific balance and core stability for crawling through tunnels or low barriers (barbed wire, netted rope, wood planks) and walking over narrow beams as well as slippery and other unsteady surfaces. read more
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