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Achieve success in the throws
Success in the throws depends on the consistent performance of skills and techniques. Some of the skills required for throwing may seem unnatural at first. The summation of all forces leading up to the release of the implement directly affects the throw.
Agility Training Drills
The following types of drills should be included in an agility training program: Line drills: Drills conducted in a linear fashion that incorporate change of direction, footwork, reaction time, acceleration, deceleration, stopping ability, conditioning, transitions between skills, and cutting ability.
Assessing Your Athlete
One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004).
Coach = Role Model
The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards.
Developing a Player’s Mind-Set for Baserunning
Coaches must get athletes excited about learning to dominate the basepaths individually and as a team.
How a Left-Handed Hitter Should Leave the Batter’s Box
As with right-handed hitters, most left-handed hitters stride as the pitch is delivered, although the angle may vary.
Hydration, heat, nutrition for endurance events
Good safety practices should be used when training endurance athletes. Because of the high volume of work, special problems arise. A proper training program balances intensity and volume and provides event-specific flexibility, strength, and drill training.
Knowing and Reading Pitchers
As with right-handed hitters, most left-handed hitters stride as the pitch is delivered, although the angle may vary.
Plyometric Drills
Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a).
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