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October 2018 Blog Posts (6)

The Wizard of Foz – Dick Fosbury’s One-Man High Jump Revolution by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury.

Y ou can learn a lot from athletes’ biographies, especially from someone who innovated like Fosbury did. There are many lessons to be learned from this book both about sport and life through the chronicles of his rise to Olympic Champion and beyond. It is well framed in the context…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 11, 2018 at 9:48am — No Comments

Strategies for Coaching Success

You must know yourself and your strengths and weaknesses as a coach. Just as you expect your athletes to work on their weakness and maximize their strengths you should also. Know the sport that you are working with, become an expert; leave no stone unturned in your search for knowledge. Know the body and how it responds to training. Recognize the role growth and development play in the training process. Learn to see movement…
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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 10, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Strategies for Coaching Success

You must know yourself and your strengths and weaknesses as a coach. Just as you expect your athletes to work on their weakness and maximize their strengths you should also. Know the sport that you are working with, become an expert; leave no stone unturned in your search for knowledge. Know the body and how it responds to training. Recognize the role growth and development play in the training process. Learn to see movement…
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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 10, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Commonalities of Movement

Human movement is fundamentally beautiful and flowing. Step back and look at sports from a movement perspective, not a sport skill perspective, you will see a commonality in movement, a beauty and a flow. Start with walking gait. Observe the opposition of the arms and legs and the counter rotation of the shoulders and the hips. Look for this across movements. Gait is a great place to start! All throws look fundamentally the same, all jumps look the same,…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 8, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Work Capacity - Application of the Concept

A month ago, I posted on the concept of work capacity, here is the follow-up. The application of the concept of work capacity is based on basic principles:

At younger training ages volume and general work will be the primary stimulus for adaptation. Experience has shown us that with younger athletes anything you do will make the athlete better. The more…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 1, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

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