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Understanding Tournaments and Leagues

Understanding Tournaments and Leagues

Covers nine types of tournaments or leagues: single elimination, double elimination, multilevel, straight round robin, round robin double split, round robin triple split, round robin quadruple split, semi–round robins, and extended (such as ladder and pyramid tournaments). read more
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Don't use boring drills for baseball practice

Don't use boring drills for baseball practice

The games approach allows players to learn the game through enjoyable learning activities featuring gamelike practices that create realistic situations through which they can develop baseball sense. read more
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Curling Rules and How to Play

Curling Rules and How to Play

A mixed doubles curling team consists of a pair of players, one male and the other female. Standard curling sheets are used, and normal delivery rules apply. Typically games are eight ends in length. Thankfully, the skills you have learned up to this point still apply in the game of mixed doubles. read more
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Understanding high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Understanding high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Many sports are, for the most part, undertaken in an intermittent fashion. It is well documented in the scientific literature that speed, agility, strength, explosive power, and the ability to repeat brief supramaximal exercise is highly related to performance in sports that are dominated by intermittent activities. read more
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Testing human performance under exercise conditions

Testing human performance under exercise conditions

Testing human performance under exercise conditions allows for the evaluation of the human body’s functional ability. This information can give us an understanding of the individual’s overall health and wellness as well as athletic performance capacity. read more
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Shallow-water cardio lesson plan

Shallow-water cardio lesson plan

Teaching Tip: This lesson plan alternates sets of exercises in the sagittal plane with sets of exercises in the frontal plane. The exercises in the frontal plane begin with ankle touch or inner-thigh lift (see figure 3.1). read more
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Deep-water 20-minute fun activities

Deep-water 20-minute fun activities

Teaching Tip: Two minutes at each station; allow extra time to move to next station. If you have an odd number of class participants, you will need to participate so that no one is left out. read more
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Maintain peak fitness season

Maintain peak fitness season

At last, you have arrived at the season for peak fitness. The preseason and the transition season have prepared your participants for the highest level of fitness that they will achieve this year. read more
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Fundamental distinctions and definitions in motor learning

Fundamental distinctions and definitions in motor learning

You may have the impression that motor learning and motor memory are two different aspects of the same problem, one having to do with gains in skill, the other with maintenance of skill. read more
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Visual proprioception

Visual proprioception

Figure 5.4 illustrates one of James Gibson’s concepts about how changes in head position contribute to changes in the angles of light rays entering the eye (Gibson, 1966, 1979). read more
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