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Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power


Football is one of the most physical sports in all of athletics. The complete running back must have the strength to take the physical contact that happens every play. Strength helps a running back prevent injury and play physically. Complete running backs must pass-protect and carry the football; to be effective in both skills, he must possess strength and power. Power running backs are players who inflict as much or more punishment on defensive players as they receive. Often the more powerful ...

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Making Spares with Bill O’Neill

Making Spares with Bill O’Neill


“From the pro level to the extreme amateur, keep it simple. It’s still the same game that you knew it was when you got up there.”


Bill O’Neill, seven-time PBA champion, U.S. Open champion, international gold medalist, three-time collegiate player of the year

“I just know that I’m going to do what I came to do. You have to be that way in order to be successful.”


Bill O’Neill


Making Spares With Bill O’Neill



Photo courtesy of PBA LLC.


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Special Moves and Skills

Special Moves and Skills


Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arm, high step, forearm, and jump cut.


Jukes

Juking is when the runner goes around a defender as opposed to through him. When using a juke move, you must be aware of defenders trying to tackle you. Use your head, shoulders, and upper torso to misdirect the tackler (figure 3.1). The most effective jukers don’t slow down to make their move.


Figure 3.1 Running back uses his head, shoulders, and upper body to juke around a defender.
Running back uses his head, shoulders, and upper ...

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Thinking and Personality Traits of Champions – The Top Eight

Thinking and Personality Traits of Champions – The Top Eight


“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”


Derek Jeter, five-time baseball World Series champion


The following list might be considered eight of the top traits for winning personalities. If you already possess any one of them, that’s great. If you’re not strong in an area, decide whether you could make a desired trait part of who you are.

  1. High motivation and commitment. In some ways we
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Tips for Spare Shooting

Tips for Spare Shooting


“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”


Napoleon


Spare shooting is an area in which it’s difficult to distinguish between mental and physical aspects of the game. At advanced levels it should be no more difficult to hit a single-pin spare with a plastic ball than to throw chewing gum in a basket a few feet away. It’s like a 30-inch (76 cm) putt for a professional golfer. Yet even at the professional level easy spares are ...

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Two-Point and Three-Point Stances

Two-Point and Three-Point Stances


Two-Point Stance


In the two-point stance (figure 2.2), or up stance, stand with both feet on the ground and your hands resting on your thighs. The two-point stance is the most common stance used by running backs today. The two-point stance gives you a better view of the defensive structure, or defensive movement. This stance is used most frequently in the I-formation and with teams that use the shotgun.


Figure 2.2 Two-point stance.
Two-point stance.


Here are key coaching points for the two-point stance:

  • Feet are
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HK News

 

15 to Watch - May 16, 2016


By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek
with Jamie Swimmer

1. Pop Warner, the nation’s oldest youth football program, announced Thursday that it has become the first national football organization to eliminate kickoffs. The ban will take effect in its three youngest divisions when the season begins this fall – instead of kickoffs, the ball will be placed at the 35-yard line at the start of each half and after each score move is aimed at significantly reducing the number of full-speed, head ...

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15 to Watch - May 23, 2016


By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek
with Jamie Swimmer


1. At last year’s French Open, a teenager managed to outwit security and get on court to snap a picture with Roger Federer after his debut victory on center court Phillippe Chartrier. That feat will be impossible this year at Roland Garros, for two key reasons. One, the Swiss superstar and 2009 champion has pulled out of the tournament, citing unspecified injuries, and thus depriving the French Open and global TV partners of one of its ...

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Exercise as Medicine


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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is proud to publish the fourth edition of ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. Informally known as CDD4, this edition is a substantial revision that forges the role of exercise in tomorrow’s health care systems.

  • If you are a primary care doctor, keep this book readily available in your clinic. It will become very dog-eared in short order.
  • If you are an allied health care provider working
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