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Using Questions to Improve Coach Effectiveness

July 1, 2015

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After going to a conference, networking, and returning to your normal schedule and location with all the new ideas, tips, and tricks, what happens then? The purpose of this article is to show how using questions and reflecting can help turn professional development activities into actionable improvements in your coaching practice.

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Building Better Athletes Through Increased Self-Confidence

July 1, 2016

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Planning and designing training programs for a new group of athletes (e.g., a new recruiting class or a new coaching job) can be problematic without a base level understanding of the athletes’ current skill levels. This article describes one system that can be used to determine an athlete's self-confidence on different exercises.

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The Application of Systematic Goal Setting for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

April 1, 2016

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Research on the benefits of using goals to increase athletic performance has shown that performance generally increases for athletes that use goals consistently. Learn how to move beyond generalities and see how a systematic goal setting approach can be paired with training athletes.

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Windows of Optimal Trainability

April 1, 2016

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The “five Ss” of trainability and performance are critical periods of development that all youth strength and conditioning coaches should consider when creating a training program. Coaches should take advantage of each window to maximize a youth athlete’s potential and help ensure a long athletic career.

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Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches—Apply for Jobs with the Best Strategy: A Personal Perspective

November 1, 2015

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Looking for a job is an art and a skill. Not looking at it that way may cost a strength and conditioning coach a great opportunity. This article provides one experienced coach’s perspective on what is important as a strength and conditioning coach looks to climb the ladder or change positions in the profession.

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Sliding Toward Sochi—Part II: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

October 1, 2012

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This article provides an overview of how information collected through a performance-monitoring program can be used to assist in the development of a sliding sport talent identification program.

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Sliding Toward Sochi—Part I: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

June 1, 2014

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This article provides an overview of the sporting demands of the bobsled competition in the Sochi Olympic Games, and how the theoretical basis of training attempted to meet these requirements.

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Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System by Breathing

April 1, 2015

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Decompressing after a workout, practice, or competition is a beneficial habit that can be achieved through breathing. This article provides an overview of the autonomic nervous system and guidelines for how to use breathing to calm, or balance, the brain and body.

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Reframing Inflammation in the Tendon Repair Process

November 1, 2015

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Contrary to popular belief, inflammation is the first stage in tissue repair, and it should be viewed and treated as such. This article will explain the physiological process of tendon tissue repair and compare the effects of various responses to tendonitis.

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Take Rotational Training to the Next Level

July 1, 2014

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This article explains what rotational suspension bodyweight training is and how it is different from traditional suspension bodyweight training.

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