Watch as Coach David Butler explains how he learned to change his teaching approach when a vaulter could not master the technique he was trying to teach. He credits a famous Polish pole vaulter, Coach […]
Watch as Dr. Alex Auerbach discusses setting goals on a vision. Great coaches have the ability to communicate to an individual or team on what they can accomplish and convey the belief that they can […]
By: Carla Nicholls Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a part of a high-performance culture team is exciting, yet these environments can be extremely vulnerable and cannot be […]
Watch as Coach Brooke Rasnick discusses sprint mechanics and posture and what she looks for when watching kids come down the runway. Coach points out seven factors that she looks for in determining proper posture […]
Watch as Coach Rose Monday explains the Kosmin Test for anaerobic power and endurance used for predicting performance in the 800m – 1500m. She recommends that the test only be used for runners with times […]
Watch as Coach Brandon Hon discusses the Cheat 4 Drill which is an advanced hurdle exercise that isolates several technical aspects of the event.
Watch as Coach Scott Christensen explains, and distance runners demonstrate using PVC sticks for their plyometric warmups. Coach shows video of wide and narrow stance rotations, lateral and skip jacks, plant the stick, and stick […]
Dr. Josie Nicholson of Ole Miss Athletics discusses today’s technology and how it can have a negative effect on an individual athlete’s mental health. She explains that the world of sport is a world of […]
By: Becky Burleigh – Retired Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Most athletes have outward-facing social media as well as inward-facing social media. You can post things on your […]
Watch as Coach Bryan Stith explains, and horizontal jumpers demonstrate these acceleration drills. He will explain in detail the following acceleration drills: 3-step acceleration, 3-step acceleration with a falling start, 5-step acceleration with a falling […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses accountability and empathy. Your program should have high standards, and everyone should be held accountable to those standards. He describes empathy as the ability to put yourself in someone else’s […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Ability and desire to relate to athletes are critical in coaching. The coach-athlete relationship provides a foundation for effective […]
Watch as Coach Alex Armenteros discusses the importance of the trail leg in hurdling. He talks about making your athletes understand fully what you are telling them and uses as an example bringing the trail […]
Watch as Coach Jeremy Fischer explains, and a long jumper demonstrates these runway drills.
Watch as Stephen Mackey explains that athletes are dealing with pressure and expectations that come from the community and from themselves. Most athletes do not expect growth or personal best but instead, perfection. Athletes should […]
Watch as Coach Vince Anderson explains and shows practice clips of these hurdle mobility warmup drills. Make sure that you use 27-inch hurdles for female athletes, and some male athletes, as 30-inch hurdles are too […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that building your culture takes time. Culture is not a sign or a saying but how you live every day and how you carry yourself. It involves being consistent and […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains, and a sprinter demonstrates these acceleration sled pulls. The sprinter pulls an external load and a hip harness allows the athlete to focus on driving their hips forward and […]
Watch as Peg Pennepacker discusses the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and where she sees the end goal or “mythical finish line”. There has been a lot of positive movement in the last 10 years, […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics The old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know” doesn’t always hold true, but having […]
Watch as Coach Steve Rainbolt discusses the importance of supporting your athletes and using your relationship as a coach to help them to overcome poor decisions.
Haley Percell offers the following social media tips for a coaching staff: Have separate private (family and friends) and public (professional) accounts when it comes to social media. Always avoid political posts as well as […]
Watch as Coach Brandon Hon discusses the importance of developing a practice plan that is flexible and can adjust to how your athletes are feeling on a particular day.
Watch as Coach explains, and an athlete demonstrates this rotational shot-put half-turn teaching progression. The progression starts with the 180 Degrees Turn Drill where there is a rotation to the power position, then rotate back, […]
Chet Scott explains the ‘leadership is influence’ concept, and that you know you are a leader if you have followers. If you are going to lead and influence your players, it would be beneficial if […]
By: Boo Schexnayder Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA Cues are verbal words and descriptions that coaches use in attempts to elicit a specific motor response from an athlete. Cues, along with demonstrations […]
Watch as Coach explains how her athletes incorporate strength training into their reflexive training with resisted sprinting. They use speed sacks in her program, but you can also use chains or sleds. This puts them […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a vaulter demonstrates these mat leg swing drills. The drill starts with the vaulter in the takeoff position with arms up. The toe is pointed down on the swing leg […]
By: Dr. Andreas Maheras Originally Published in: Techniques Magazine Provided by: USTFCCCA TWO MECHANICAL CONCEPTS Linear momentum is a term that refers to the mechanics of translation of a system. It is directly proportional to […]