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specialtopics Mound maintenanceMound maintenance

We were there when the mound at Mississippi State was uncovered after the winter and here are some tips from the field maintenance experts at Warner's Athletic Construction (615-430-6664).

specialtopics Coaching Your Child's TeamCoaching Your Child's Team

It's tough being a coach. It's tough being a parent. Imagine having to be both to your child? It takes the right attitude and approach to ensure that the team stays a team and that your child knows the difference between coach and parent. Here's some advice on how to handle that dual role and make everyone a winner.

specialtopics NCAA ComplianceNCAA Compliance

If you're an athlete interested in playing at the college level, you need to review this section. You'll find a year by year timeline that helps you determine what you should be doing starting your freshmen year of high school.

specialtopics Power Lifting Power Lifting

Power cleans, squats and some things you haven't seen! Dave Williams, Associate Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Liberty University.

Liberty University, Strength Programs, Power Lifting

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specialtopics Olympic Weightlifting Olympic Weightlifting

Don McCauley, USAW regional coach, crossFit Level I coach covers Olympic Weightlifting, the key to power. For more information about Coach McCauley, click here. This series covers the theory on a white board then backs it up with a live demonstration of several olympic lifts.

High School Strength Programs, Olympic Weight Lifting

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specialtopics The Tier System The Tier System

Here you will find details about the "tier system" for strength training that you can adapt to your program so you can build stronger, healthier athletes.

High School Strength, Periodization, Tier System

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specialtopics Using CrossFit For Conditioning Using CrossFit For Conditioning

Cross Fit is working its way into high school strength and conditioning programs. If you're wondering how Cross Fit Training can help your program this is a great clinic to watch.

Crossfit High School Workout, High School Strength Program, CrossFit

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specialtopics Olympic Lifting: Pros and Cons Olympic Lifting: Pros and Cons

Olympic Lifting like anything else, has pros and cons. Your job as a strength coach is to study your situation and determine the best tools to meet your needs. This video gives you some things to study.

Olympic Weight Lifting, Strength Training

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specialtopics Creating Specific Strength Creating Specific Strength

Weight lifting and physics class don't usually share the same paragraph, but if you want to create specific strength you need to understand some basic physics!

, strength training, Power Clean

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specialtopics Ga Southern Strength & Conditioning Ga Southern Strength & Conditioning

The philosophy of your athletic program should filter down to your strength program. In this video, Coach Melton covers the Georgia Southern Strength Program and gives ideas about how you can adapt their program to yours.

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specialtopics Simplified Weight Program Design Simplified Weight Program Design

Matt Ely covers smiplified weight program design for a high school strength program along with the importance of properly implementing your program.

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specialtopics Weight Training for Strength Weight Training for Strength

Tony Kunczewski of LaGrange College covers multiple aspects of a strength program and gives you ideas that any high school coach can incorporate into their program.

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specialtopics The Power of Coaching: The Coach's Role The Power of Coaching: The Coach's Role

What is the role of a coach? Seems obvious doesn't it? Wish it were that easy. John Croyle offers insights and examples of the ways that coaches impact the lives of young athletes. Coaching is a powerful role...make sure that power is used to make a positive difference in the lives of your athletes.

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specialtopics Body Weight Training Body Weight Training

Body weight training is a great way to teach form and technique to your athletes and while it's not a replacement for free weights in the weight room, it's a great way to complement them. BWT also is great for the middle school athletes who aren't ready for the weight room.

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specialtopics Championship Strength Programs Championship Strength Programs

Winning a state championship starts long before the season, and often it starts in the weight room. Coach Glover covers the program that they've used to build their championship program.

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specialtopics GT Strength and Conditioning GT Strength and Conditioning

Bigger, faster stronger is a great buzzword, but to get while preventing injuries takes a bit more. In this video series, Coach Ciano of Georgia Tech covers the basics of their strength program.

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specialtopics Agility Training Agility Training

Neal Peduzzi of Georgia Tech covers some of the agility training techniques and drills used at Georgia Tech to help build bigger, faster and stronger athletes. This is a great series that will give you information that you can incorporate into your program today.

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specialtopics Strength Training:  High School Program Design Simplified Strength Training: High School Program Design Simplified

Zach Reed covers the design of a strength program that you can use to develop strong athletes that peak DURING the season.

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specialtopics Resistance Band Training Resistance Band Training

Resistance Band Training offers a great, low cost alternative to some weight training to build strength in legs and upper body. Coach Tillette covers several exercises that help you get the most out of this indispensable piece of equipment.

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specialtopics Body Weight Warm ups Body Weight Warm ups

We hear it all the time "...we really had a chance but had to many injuries to clinch a play off berth." If this is something you've said, consider your warm-up routines. Tristan Tillette covers core warm ups that lead to strenght and speed progressions.

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specialtopics Weight Vest Training Weight Vest Training

Tristan Tillette of Elite Sports Performance demonstrates Weight Vest Training in this video segment. This is the way to progress from body weight before getting into more intense weight training exercises. Stability is the primary issue while adding weight as the athlete improves.

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specialtopics Performance Programs - Strengthening & Conditioning Performance Programs - Strengthening & Conditioning

Tristan Tillette of Elite Sports Performance answers MyCoachOnline's questions about Performance Programs. Tillette discusses everything how age impacts the development of a program to how programs may vary between boys and girls. A great series for the parents of young athletes.

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specialtopics Youth Sports Seminars-Mental Approach to Youth Sports Youth Sports Seminars-Mental Approach to Youth Sports

This video series is part of the Youth Sports Seminars presented by the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department. Charles Plott is a sports psychologist that works with high school, college and pro athletes and he shares some of his thoughts on the dealing with the mental approach to youth sports.

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specialtopics Youth Sports Seminar-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries Youth Sports Seminar-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries

The Youth Sports Seminar Series-Dealing with Youth Sports Injuries is offered by the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department as a way to educate parents and help them make sports fun for their children.

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specialtopics Beating The Heat Beating The Heat

Heat and summertime just go together and when we play outdoors, staying cool can be tough. Here's a great idea to help your team beat the heat and maintain their top physical performance.

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SpecialTopics NCAA Compliance Issues NCAA Compliance Issues

Complying with NCAA rules can be a daunting task, and this series covers everything from grades to commitments.

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specialtopics Coaching: A Life of Leadership Coaching: A Life of Leadership

"The first obligation of leadership is to be able to accurately interpret reality." ~ Jimmy Tillette, Head Basketball Coach, Samford University. It is always such an inspiration to listen to Basketball Coach Tillette. His passion for coaching and grasp of the power of a coach is overwhelming. This video series isn't about basketball, it's about the power of a coach...about making a difference. Tillette does discuss various aspects of coaching staff strategies, practice plans, and recruitment, but the real value of this video series is in listening to a true leader share remarkable insights into what it means to BE a leader in the ultimate sense of the word. Coaching is an awesome responsibility. Never take it lightly.

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specialtopics Weight Training Weight Training

You'll find a wealth of information in this weight training talk by Leo Wright. Good form and the right mental attitude are essential to effective weight training. What about harmful exercises? Consider the importance of sleep and nutrition. It's all covered in these videos. This is a GREAT series that takes you through the good, the bad, and the best!

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specialtopics Sports Safety: Stretching Sports Safety: Stretching

There are various components to the warm-up and cool down in daily practice and on game day. The most essential component to avoid injury and maximize performance is proper stretching. In this video series, proper stretching is discussed both during the season and in the off-season. The off-season is a high risk time for injury. Athletes often abandon the stretching routine before and after work-outs during this time and that's a bad thing!

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specialtopics What Is a Coach Looking for in a Player? What Is a Coach Looking for in a Player?

Judy Green, Head Volleyball Coach at the University of Alabama, discusses the attributes she looks for in athletes. Coach wants players who are not only skilled, but who also are able to be a part of a team. Coach outlines the many things she looks for as she observes potential players for her team.

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specialtopics Proper Nutrition for Athletes Proper Nutrition for Athletes

Dr. Wanda Swiger, Athletic Trainer for Huntingdon College, discusses proper nutrition for athletes in this video series. Proper nutrition, which includes hydration, is essential to keeping athletes safe. But, it's also essential for success. How much and what types of foods and fluids athletes should consume are covered, as well as when players should eat and drink. This is a valuable video series for coaches, players, and parents.

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specialtopics What Do Coaches Look for When Recruiting Athletes? What Do Coaches Look for When Recruiting Athletes?

The answer may surprise you. It's not all about skill. In this video Coach Marla Townsend of UAB Softball gives High School Athletes tips on how to be noticed by college coaches regardless of the sport. Townsend also shares the many opportunities that are available for young athletes at various levels of play, and explains what coaches look for in athletes when recruiting.

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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: Is It Important to Make Parents Aware of the Expectations You Have as a Coach? The Power of a Coach: Is It Important to Make Parents Aware of the Expectations You Have as a Coach?

In this coaching video, UAB Softball Coach Marla Townsend discusses how essential it is to make expectations clear to both parents and athletes. A coach needs to clearly communicate not only expectations, but also goals, in order to have a successful team.

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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: Lessons Beyond the Scoreboard The Power of a Coach: Lessons Beyond the Scoreboard

What's the most important thing a coach ever taught you? That's what we asked John Croyle. In this video segment, he shares what Coach Bryant taught him that he now tries to pass on to others - children and parents.

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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: Why Should I Coach Youth Ball? The Power of a Coach: Why Should I Coach Youth Ball?

Coaching youth ball can be a challenge. But, the rewards of coaching make it worth it. UAB's Head Softball Coach Marla Townsend shares her thoughts on coaching youth ball, and having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people.

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specialtopics Baseball Field Maintenance Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball Coach Mike Lane of the University of North Alabama covers a lot of ground in this Field Maintenance video series. Maintaining a baseball field is a lot of work. It can be really tough at the High School and Youth League level where resources are often scarce. This series offers tips for getting the resources needed to maintain the field. You'll also get detailed information on all aspects of caring for the baseball field, including the proper dimensions for the Pitcher's Mound. This is a great series for coaches at any level.

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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: Which Coach Had the Greatest Influence on You? The Power of a Coach: Which Coach Had the Greatest Influence on You?

John Croyle discusses the coaches that had had the most influence on his life, as an athlete, a person, and a parent. From his high school basketball coach who had unwavering belief in his athletes to Coach "Bear" Bryant's strong leadership, it's clear coaches make a difference!

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent: Life Lessons for Athletes The Role of the Parent: Life Lessons for Athletes

What one life lesson did you learn from you parents? That's what MyCoachOnline asked Judy Green, Head Volleyball Coach at the University of Alabama. Coach's answer: "They never doubted my ability to do anything." Green talks about how that unwavering support allowed her to become the coach, and person, that she is today. It's a life lesson for all parents and kids, whether your child plays sports or not.

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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: The Parent's Role in Letting Go The Power of a Coach: The Parent's Role in Letting Go

John Croyle discusses the parent's role in ensuring that a child is in the care of a coach with integrity, who really cares about the athletes in his or her charge. It's about priorities and letting go - when the time is right.

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specialtopics The Role of The Parent: What Are the Values Children Gain from Competition? The Role of The Parent: What Are the Values Children Gain from Competition?

Appropriate competition, not just in sports, but in life, help us reach our goals. John Croyle discusses the values learned through competition and how those values help children succeed off the field.

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent: What's Important to Your Child? The Role of the Parent: What's Important to Your Child?

Do you believe it's important to your child to win the game? Probably. But, have you asked? Maybe there are more important things - like enjoying playing. It's the parent's job to ask what's important...and to listen to the answer.

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent In Sports: What Do You Do If Your Child's Interest Are Different Than Your Own?	The Role of the Parent In Sports: What Do You Do If Your Child's Interest Are Different Than Your Own?

When John Croyle's son was born he looked built for football. But, what if he had wanted to play in the band instead of on the field? Croyle shares his insight on the parent's responsibility to help children find and follow their strengths.

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent in Sports: Dealing with a Coach Who Doesn't Lead The Role of the Parent in Sports: Dealing with a Coach Who Doesn't Lead

How do you deal with a coach who isn't a leader? John Croyle discusses the characteristics of a leader and the decisions parents face when a coach lacks leadership.

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent in Sports: Winning and Losing	The Role of the Parent in Sports: Winning and Losing

The most important thing a parent can teach young athletes about winning and losing is that BOTH are equally positive if you use the opportunity to learn. John Croyle discusses the value of helping your child understand the power of the positive.

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent: How Do you Handle a Child Who Wants to Quit?	The Role of the Parent: How Do you Handle a Child Who Wants to Quit?

How do you handle a child who wants to quit after the season begins? Why does it matter if your child quits? John Croyle gives advice on why it's so important for young athletes to develop the habit of following through on commitments - whether in sports or in other challenges of life.

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specialtopics Metabolic Function in Athletic Training: VO2 Max and Lactic Acid Metabolic Function in Athletic Training: VO2 Max and Lactic Acid

Dr. Phillip Bishop discusses two metabolic functions that have made their way into athletic training in an often misunderstood way: VO2Max (maximal oxygen uptake) and Lactic Acid production. Dr. Bishop discusses both, explaining their relationship to training and separating the myths from the realities.

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specialtopics Training Athletes: Recovery Time and Performance Training Athletes: Recovery Time and Performance

Why is recovery time so essential? How much recovery time is enough? It depends on the athlete. "Athletes are individuals," says Dr. Phillip Bishop of the University of Alabama. That can be a strange concept for coaches who spend much of their time building a Team. But, for maximum performance, coaches have to "study the individual." Dr. Bishop explains the physiology of training athletes and the necessity of adequate recovery time. He also offers practical ways for coaches to evaluate athletic performance and recovery time needs. Coaching is changing. But, we'll help you stay ahead of the game!

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specialtopics The Role of the Parent in Sports: What Do Young Athletes Get Out of Sports? The Role of the Parent in Sports: What Do Young Athletes Get Out of Sports?

What do you as a parent want your child to get out of playing sports? We know we want our kids to enjoy playing youth sports: the thrill of competition, the physical benefits, the winning! But, when the game is over, what will your child have truly gained? John Croyle shares his experience and hopes as to the ultimate win in youth sports.

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specialtopics Heat-Related Illness: What Coaches, Parents, and Athletes Need to Know Heat-Related Illness: What Coaches, Parents, and Athletes Need to Know

"Heat Stoke is a fatal condition," explains Dr. Phillip Bishop. What are the signs that an athlete is headed for trouble in the heat? What do you do if one of your players is showing signs of heat exhaustion or heat illness? How can you plan practices to minimize the risk of heat illness? Every coach, parent, and athlete needs to know the answers to these critical questions. In this important discussion on heat illness, Dr. Bishop talks about the body's ability to acclimate (or not) to hot weather, ways to minimize the risk of heat-related illnesses in athletes, and how to respond if a player is showing signs of heat-exhaustion. Take a few minutes and learn from these video segments. This few minutes may save someone's life.

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specialtopics Coaching Your Child's Team Coaching Your Child's Team

It's tough being a coach. It's tough being a parent. Imagine having to be both to your child? It takes the right attitude and approach to ensure that the team stays a team and that your child knows the difference between coach and parent. Here's some advice on how to handle that dual role and make everyone a winner.

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specialtopics Keeping Athletes Healthy: The Importance of Hydration Keeping Athletes Healthy: The Importance of Hydration

Keeping athletes properly hydrated is essential to safety and health. But how does a coach ensure his athletes stay hydrated? Should athletes drink water sport drinks? Is it better to have long breaks at practice or more frequent, short breaks? In these video segments, Dr. Phillip Bishop offers answers and practice organization tips based on his team's hydration research.

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specialtopics The Ant Video The Ant Video

Remember that song we used to sing as kids? "Once there was a little old ant, who thought he'd move a rubber tree plant..." We educated, enriched humans often forget the power that is found in sheer determination. We are too often focused on what others think, or how we look as we do what we do. This Ant has a lot to teach us - and he does it without saying a word. The Ant Video is back! This is one is one of the greatest motivational videos of all time, because it is reality - not hype. Success doesn't mean you win. Success means you DO NOT quit. This video speaks volumes to those that want to succeed in any area of life.

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specialtopics Role of the Parent: Talking to Your Child After a Poor Performance Role of the Parent: Talking to Your Child After a Poor Performance

What do you say to your young athlete after he or she hasn't played well during a game? John Croyle suggests an honest, yet positive, approach to talking with your young athlete after the game.

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specialtopics NCAA Compliance NCAA Compliance

If you're an athlete interested in playing at the college level, you need to review this section. You'll find a year by year timeline that helps you determine what you should be doing starting your freshmen year of high school.

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specialtopics Mound maintenance Mound maintenance

We were there when the mound at Mississippi State was uncovered after the winter and here are some tips from the field maintenance experts at Warner's Athletic Construction (615-430-6664).

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specialtopics Motivational Topics Motivational Topics

Whether you are a coach, an athlete, a parent, or a sports fan, you have those days where you wonder if you even want to make the next game. We all have days like that. Youth athletics requires a lot of commitment, time, work, and often without a great deal of pats on the back. That's why motivation is so essential to playing well, and enjoying playing. Ready to get fired up? Just watch these videos!

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specialtopics Fundraising Fundraising

Playing the game is great, but you're going to need cold hard cash to pay officials, maintain your field and turn the lights on. This series gives you the information you need to set up an effective booster club to help fund your program no matter what the sport.

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specialtopics Heat Stroke - It's Not JUST a Game Heat Stroke - It's Not JUST a Game

Heat Stroke is the term most people use. But did you know that Heat Stroke is the last stage of Heat Related Illness? Unfortunately, most of us know far too little about the earlier stages of Heat Related Illness - the stages where awareness and quick action can actually prevent Heat Stroke. Knowledge of the symptoms and treatment of Heat Related Illness can literally mean the difference between like and death. In this video series, Steven Brobst of Champion Sports Medicine goes through the signs and treatment of each stage of Heat Related Illness, as well as how to avoid heat injuries. In this series you'll also find information on general Emergency Preparedness and safety issues related to nutritional supplements and steroids. Learn how the National Center for Sports Safety can serve as a resource for your athletic program. The primary goal of a winning team is safety.

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specialtopics Mound Maintenance Mound Maintenance

We were there when the mound at Mississippi State was uncovered after the winter and here are some tips from the fieldmaintenance experts at Warner's Athletic Construction (615-430-6664).

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