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A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

Coaches Professional Development Mindful Meditation Stress Management Reflection Coach-Athlete Relationship

Introducing Non-Traditional Sports for U.S. Youth Strength and Conditioning Development

September 24, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to make the case for implementing non-traditional sports into training programs that prepare youth for participation in traditional American sports and bridge the gap between pedagogy of physical education and strength and conditioning youth coaching.

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Microdosing and the Tactical Athlete – Considerations and Opportunities for Time-Critical Performance

December 16, 2022

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This article explains the potential benefits of microdosing training with tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Tactical Athlete Microdosing Resistance Training

Wrestling

August 19, 2022

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness explains the agility considerations for different wrestling disciplines.

Coaches Program design Wrestling Agility Quickness Balance

Unintended Consequences of Too Much Discipline

December 24, 2018

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This article reviews the day-to-day operations of a strength and conditioning coach in the collegiate setting and identifies key factors that affect common coaching practices and athletic performance. Development of a dominant coaching style in controlling time, space, flow, and efficiency is examined to avoid problems and unintended negative consequences.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Coaching Philosophy Coaching Style Strength and Conditioning Coach Collegiate Setting

Ice Hockey Strength and Conditioning Considerations – Sled Resisted Sprint Training

January 20, 2023

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This article examines using the sled as a dynamic correspondence exercise for increasing on-ice acceleration.

Coaches Program design Ice Hockey Sled Sprints Dryland Training Acceleration

Run to Daylight

March 18, 2022

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This excerpt from Developing Speed demonstrates a fun drill aimed to develop the ability to make a cut step in response to a stimulus and to accelerate from this direction change.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Change of Direction Force Cut Step

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for the Elite Ten-Pin Bowler

April 1, 2013

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The modern game of ten-pin bowling requires an athlete to have high levels of physical preparedness to excel. This article includes a sample training program that may improve bowling performance.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training for bowling

Combining Physical and Mental Training

June 1, 2017

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Much in the same way that a single movement or a single workout does not make or break a training cycle, the same holds true for mental skills. The challenge is that the strength and conditioning coach will likely need to reach out to another professional trained in sport psychology to help establish the plan and construct the appropriate interventions.

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