Monthly Archives: July 2007

Martial Arts

I drove by a martial arts studio today. It’s a pretty properous one with lots of young kids in their white uniforms. It got me thinking about if martial arts are good for kids. Certainly the physical skills developed are excellent. … Continue reading

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Steroids, Kids and Tomorrow’s Headlines

With all the fuss over Barry Bonds, Tour de France and steroids, I got to thinking about the issue. It hasn’t become a headline issue yet, but it will. It has to. And here’s five reasons it will. 1) It’s in … Continue reading

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Vision training

Here’s an interesting article about why some batters see the ball better than others. Certainly vision is one of the most undertrained skills in sports. I first realized the importance of vision when I read a book by Carla Hannaford … Continue reading

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Good coaching

My son and I were talking after swim practice. He had a great point about something his coach does. I’ve seen it done by parents, coaches and teachers.  It is easy to do, but doesn’t work. What is it? Glad … Continue reading

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GPP and plyometrics

GPP stands for “General Physical Preparation”.  It means basic athletic conditioning. This is what all young athletes need. Ninety nine percent don’t need sport specific training. GPP develops strength. It develops the cardio vascular systems. By just getting stronger an … Continue reading

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Running: Technique or Training

If you want to get faster what is more important; good technique or training? What do you want to spend more time on? This is a critical question for all coaches, especially youth coaches. It doesn’t matter what the sport … Continue reading

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Head injury

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070720/hl_nm/head_injuries_dc This is a good article. It sites the number and severity of head injuries between college and hs football players. High Schoolers had 3x the amount of catastrophic injury. Reasons sited included better medical facilities at the college level … Continue reading

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