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The perfect vault has to begin with a perfect run-up or approach

The perfect vault has to begin with a perfect run-up or approach Don Hood Has to Begin with a Perfect Run-up or Approach It’s axiomatic among pole vault coaches: A perfect vault has to begin with a perfect run-up or approach. And the perfect run-up must adhere to the following criteria: APPROACH 1. Be just […]

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Educating your school administrator

Educating your school administrator David Hoch The more the administrator knows about the athletic program the more likely he is to support it Though statistics are unavailable, it would appear that more and more high school administrators (principals and superintendents) are bringing little, if any, experience in athletics with them. It isn’t essential, of course, […]

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Convention exhibitors

Convention exhibitors As of October 7, 2002 * = e-mail address Action Sports Company / 910 1312 W. Granger Street Broken Arrow, OK 74012 PH (800) 580-0307 * pro@actionbaseball.cc adidas America / 1004, 1006, 1008 5055 N. Greeley Avenue Portland, OR 97217 PH (800) 289-2724 * tom.mercer@adidasus.com AIS / Plaza 231 2202 Anderson Street Vernon, […]

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THE TURN KEY Zone Offense

THE TURN KEY Zone Offense Robert K. Howard With options that can help you beat man-to-man or combination defense COACHES WHO ARE looking for a good, versatile zone offense may find the answer in the 1-2-2 offense that worked very successfully for the Penn State University-New Kensington teams from 1966 to 1984. With the help […]

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Maximizing offensive practice time

Maximizing offensive practice time Mike Mizer CAN ANYONE NAME A football coach in America who feels that he has enough time to get everything done during the week? We are all time hogs and I am the worst. But practicing four hours a day is not a viable option. The situation clearly calls for meticulous […]

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alerting your staff about the dangers of MRSA, which could become your biggest opponent

The invisible enemy: alerting your staff about the dangers of MRSA, which could become your biggest opponent Kevin Newell Ron Courson has treated every kind of sports-related injury as the Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Georgia. From sprains and bruises to broken bones and torn ligaments, he’s seen it all. But for […]

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introduction to the ABC’s and 123’s of soccer coaching courses

A license to coach: introduction to the ABC’s and 123’s of soccer coaching courses Dan Woog WHETHER YOU ARE A novice soccer coach who barely knows the difference between Mia Hamm and a ham sandwich, or an experienced coach who has worked with every age from 5 to 15-18, chances are you want to know […]

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a guide to the productive teaching of athletics

Positive coaching: a guide to the productive teaching of athletics Chris Wellman During my 28 years as a P.E. teacher and coach, I became very interested in the kind of coaching that develops athletes into better people. I realized that my finest moments in coaching came from watching my players develop the capability of functioning […]

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for the High School basketball coach

Simplifying the triangle offense: for the High School basketball coach Steve Mergelsberg DEVISED AT KANSAS State a half-century ago, the Triangle Offense had to wait a few more decades to achieve national acclaim in the pros. It was no accident. A far-seeing coach named Phil Jackson knew about the Diamond and its architect, Tex Winter, […]

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The administrator’s role in employee motivation

The administrator’s role in employee motivation Karen M. Skemp-Arlt Administrators, managers, and directors of all kinds of organizations (schools, athletic programs, and recreational facilities), are forced to play many roles and handle many tasks. Their leadership ability will affect the climate of their organization and, ultimately, its effectiveness. Employee performance is a function of motivation […]