Watch as Coach Tony Holler explains, and sprinters demonstrate these seven wicket drills. Wickets are excellent for teaching proper posture and sprint mechanics. These wickets are also good for the core as the legs are […]
Watch as Coach Johnny Graham explains, and vaulters demonstrate these high bar vault ab drills. When developing the abs from a high bar it is important to reverse the grip which simulates the pole grip. […]
Watch as Dr. Dorpfeld explain the necessity that all coaches on a staff understand the recognize, respond, and refer guidelines. It is important to recognize at-risk athletes and the symptoms of mental health problems that […]
Watch as Coach Ryan Banta explains the Over-Under Principle of training, meaning going “just above” the race event and “just below” it. He uses the 350-race model as an example for the over part of […]
By: Sarah Burnell, Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach – Grinnell College Transitions are hard. We’re told this repeatedly anytime we start something new or try something different. The transition to being a head […]
Watch as Dr. Lee Dorpfeld discusses some tips for coaches who are dealing with athletes that have experienced some form of trauma. These athletes are not trying to push your buttons or be difficult but […]
Medical professionals agree that about 20% of high school athletes and 30% of college athletes have or will have a serious anxiety or diagnosable mental health disorder that causes some degree of impairment in their […]
Watch as Coach Kebba Tolbert explains that when evaluating culture, it is important to have a clear vision and know what you are trying to accomplish.
Watch as Coach Dave Pavlansky discusses the Valsalva Maneuver for sprinters in the 100m. This is a breathing technique in which you hold your breath to create an air splint which allows the sprinter to […]
Watch as Todd explains the impact that digital distractions have on today’s athletes. He will discuss in detail how the following factors impact a team dynamic and make teaching, in general, more difficult. What is […]
Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains and demonstrates closed-hand techniques used when passing the baton. The proper position for the outgoing runner’s arm is elbow high and then extended outward into the open space of […]
Watch as Dr. Greg Dale explains that it is key to hold athletes accountable but do so without destroying their confidence or undermining their dignity. He talks about the difference of being intense and being […]
Watch as Coach Ryan Banta explains and shows practice video of the “Sprinter’s Weight Room Without Walls” that involves medicine and Swiss stability balls. Coach covers in detail the following medicine ball drills: Runner’s Stride […]
By: Jen Welter Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics You must give players a voice in shaping the identity and setting the tone. With the most powerful teams I […]
Watch as Coach Alex Armenteros discusses three workouts you can use to evaluate your hurdlers that also develop mechanics and stamina at the same time.
Watch as Coach Brooke Rasnick breaks down the long jump approach and discusses her process for teaching rhythm.
Watch as Garry explains that coaches need to know their social messages and their views they express are always a reflection of their employer/program. Coaches are always on duty, thus always representing their school or […]
Watch as Coach David Wanta discusses and shows practice video of the 3rd phase of the triple jump. This phase is similar to the long jump and Coach highlights 5 key points of the takeoff. […]
Watch as Coach Matt Pries explains how he uses social media to promote the team. The emphasis is on the team, not the individuals or coaches. The most successful athletes on the team will have […]
Coaches at high levels at prestigious programs need to win to keep their jobs. Winning consistently makes recruiting easier, keeps the fan base energized, the administration and boosters happy, and the financial bottom line healthy. […]
Watch as Coach Chris Parno explains and shows video of these wicket drills with modifications. The athletes step over the top of the mini hurdles, limiting the backside motion and forcing the runner to cycle […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
Watch as Coach Kebba Tolbert shows video and discusses proper block setup and initial steps. He points out that the thigh bone is perpendicular, shoulders and hands are in line, as well as the knee […]
Are all of your athletes, coaches, and administration headed in the same direction? Watch as Coach Steve Rainbolt discusses the importance of loyalty and what restrictions you will encounter without it.
Watch as Jeff Janssen discusses defining commitment with your athletes and obtaining their feedback. It is important to question where they feel their commitment level is in regards to practice, social life, and acceptance of […]
Watch as Coach James Thomas explains, and athletes demonstrate these extended power-development bounding drills that work on creating force and horizontal and vertical movements. He will cover in detail the alternate leg bound, single leg […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Buy-in means that the members of your organization choose to embrace, share, and maintain the culture a coach is trying to create. A culture doesn’t […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that adversity ‘visits the strong and lives with the weak,’ so the only option is to deal with it. He encourages no whining, no complaining, no excuses, and no regrets. […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
Watch as Coach Tommy Badon explains that runners run ‘on’ their feet and ‘with’ their arms. He discusses how cues work as long as they are relevant, pertinent, and sound.