COACHING INCLUDED: A TYPICAL DAY.

  When you start a new sport, the coach is responsible to get you up to speed so that you can compete. If you are part of a team, you have a responsibility to your team-mates as much as yourself to get good as fast as possible. With individual sports, your continued involvement in it […]

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FREE HUGS!!!!!

We dip our toe into the water of understanding the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).   There is a rabbit we could chase down a very deep hole when talking about the Autonomic Nervous System. But the purpose of this post is just to say that the ANS is a real thing, it’s already operating despite […]

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ACCELERATING MEANS PUSHING.

I see a lot of emphasis on speed drills, use of special apparatus, programming, and all sorts of exercise coupling. Very little is talked about or developed in terms of the biomechanics. A bigger engine in a car with square wheels is obviously not what you’re looking for.     Analyzing and developing biomechanics has […]

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THE FINE DETAIL OF A BARBELL.

Obsidian is a volcanic glass made mostly of silicon dioxide. It has been used by early civilizations as a spear point material and now it is used as a material for scalpels for surgery. Obsidian blade can reach molecular thinness, down to 3 nanometers across. It is the sharpest blade that can be made.   […]

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THE GREAT RED DRAGON AND THE WOMAN CLOTHED IN SUN.

*repost of an article from the old site.   William Blake’s painting ‘The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun’ is the subject reference in Thomas Harris’ book Red Dragon, and the subsequent movie adaptations.     In the book, the character Francis Dolarhyde (played by Tom Noonan in Manhunter and Ralph Fiennes […]

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MORE CONTROLS ON THE CONTROL PANEL.

A novice cannot go by ‘feel’, they do not have a ‘feel’ yet. Even a great athlete learning a new skill is still a novice. Being a novice says nothing about your potential, it speaks only about one’s current state. A person with no ‘feel’ has few controls to manipulate. A coach’s progression through drills […]

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THE TEACHING CONTINUUM AND A LOOK AT GAME THEORY IN SPORT.

Training and Exercising, they are not the same thing. It’s almost certain however, that every coach will have to start out with facilitating Exercise before they are able to operate in an environment where they can coach people who actually wish to Train. In this country, once you put aside work-related physical exertion, what you are […]

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