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7 Essential Questions For Great Coaching

Answer these questions everyday to work toward great coaching. 1. Are my athletes spending a high % of time on the task? This is relevant for a 5 year old soccer practice as much as it is for a professional athletes practice. If you want your sessions to be efficient and enjoyed, let them play. Talk less and get them ...

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Defending 10,000 Hours

As the pendulum swings away from its ‘10,000 hour’ zenith let’s not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. There are some awesome messages that many of us at the ground level, working with young athletes and their parents, can use. But before that is discussed it is important to establish an interpretation I have that might differ from ...

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Muscle Imbalance?

“The reason you have that injury is because you have a muscle imbalance.” “Oh, I have some questions…” Did you compare peak force or average force? Did you use yourself as the testing instrument? How do you know it’s not your muscle imbalances we’re testing? Is it structural or functional? MORE: Don’t just believe the evidence, ask about the ‘Silent ...

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Junior Sport Science Symposium III

Quick update on the third Junior Sport Science Symposium from last week Thursday. First up, thanks to our sponsors – Elite Fitness! They provided food, gift bags worth over $100 and the opportunity for some quality information to be shared. MORE: How are your New Years Resolutions going? Judging from the SurveyMonkey feedback, emails bouncing around and requests for more ...

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The Silent Evidence

In 2011 Novak Djokovic had a winning streak of 41 matches. Included in this streak is his Australian Open title, as well as titles in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome. His streak was broken when he lost to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French open. About two thirds of the way through his incredible run reports emerged ...

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