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For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game VINNIE O’CONNOR Football Coach St. Francis Prep, Queens, NYC INTERVIEWED BY BEN WEBER A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LEGEND WHO HAS WON 274 GAMES IN 48 YEARS STILL GOING STRONG AT 71 You have been coaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, New York City for the past 48 years […]

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Preparing a soccer keeper strategy for a major match

Preparing a soccer keeper strategy for a major match Dan Gaspar Could a Designated Keeper Coach pull a rabbit out of the hat in a Japanese professional playoff? In preparing for the Nabisco Cup Competition in Japan’s Professional Soccer League last year, the Grampus Eight team decided to hire a special coach to prepare its […]

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Quick Feet, Key to Field Hockey Goalkeeping

Quick Feet, Key to Field Hockey Goalkeeping Bradley Nein FIELD HOCKEY GOAL-keepers have to process quick feet. Most goals are derived from shot deflections, rebounded shots, or poor clears, and the goalkeeper has only a split-second to react with her feet. It generally takes a fantastic play to make a save on a deflected shot […]

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From D-Line to D.C

From D-Line to D.C Gifford Lindheim After two seasons at University H.S. under Coach Marshall Jones and five years at Whittier College working with defensive coordinator Steve Garcia, I felt that it was time for me to embark on a new challenge. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I had been a defensive line coach for seven seasons and […]

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Performance evaluation by student-athletes

Performance evaluation by student-athletes Reginald F. Overton The mere mention of evaluation can send any seasoned administrator, coach, or student-athlete into an anxiety attack. Which is, of course, immature. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The evaluation should and can be a time to reflect on past performances and preparation for future success. In broad terms, the evaluation should: […]

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Nutrition as a key player in injury recovery

Nutrition as a key player in injury recovery Jim Carpentier Scholastic, professional, and recreational athletes may be surprised to learn that nutrition can play a major role in enhancing both performance and the healing of sports injuries. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While ice packs, bandages, rest, and physical therapy are significant in both the short and long-term […]

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Athletic suppliers

Athletic suppliers Following is a category-by-category listing of the major suppliers of facilities and equipment suppliers to the world of athletics. Companies are listed alphabetically by category, with phone numbers for easy access. Major suppliers are also listed in the Corporate Directory beginning on page 73. ATHLETIC SUPPLIERS APPAREL & UNIFORMS AIS (800) 666-2733 BASEBALL […]

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2004 NSCAA exhibitors

2004 NSCAA exhibitors (AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2003) NOTE: Incomplete entries indicate traditional exhibitors who have not yet filed their registration forms with the NSCAA. ALL SPORTS ENTERPRISES, INC. CONNIE LONG 89 S. VILLAGE AVE. LIONVILLE, PA 19341 PHONE: 610-524-4100 1ST SPORTS TOURS INC. CHARLES ALLEN 6471 BEECH RD. AUBURN, NY 13021 PHONE: 315-252-9209 4 […]

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Corporate directory

Corporate directory Following is an alphabetical listing of the major companies in the world of athletics. Each listing contains an address, phone number, and fax number. Toll-free numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites are listed where applicable. Companies that advertise in this issue of Coach are printed in red. AACER FLOORING, LLC 970 Ogden Road […]

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Metabolic conditioning with “the 3×3 workout.”

Metabolic conditioning with “the 3×3 workout.” Matt Brzycki The workout may “kill” you but it is time-efficient… and it works! Though coaches usually separate their strength training and conditioning programs, during the course of competition, many athletes will be required to integrate their muscular strength and cardiovascular or aerobic conditioning. The athlete’s metabolic system is, […]