Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:12:17 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Defending and Attacking Tactics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Some teams base their strategy on the idea of playing at a speed that they think will disrupt the opponent, either when defending or attacking. For example, a team equipped with quick defenders who can accelerate rapidly and cover ground (say, 10 yards or meters) at high speed may gear its defensive play to quickly press an opponent who is either receiving or in possession of the ball. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Passing Drills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The drills described in this section provide coaches with the seeds to develop appropriate practices for their players and, where necessary, to raise the challenges to even higher levels. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:37:00 +0000 Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> In learning optimal techniques for performing the various movements in the target classifications, players need to focus on target mechanics. In other words, effective movement needs to be based on sound mechanical principles. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:20:00 +0000 Become a game changer with enhanced edition of Complete Wide Receiver <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Oklahoma’s Jay Norvell covers it all in unique guide now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 How Can You Strengthen a Weak Area? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Everyone has some muscles that do not develop as easily as other muscles. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Interview tips to land a personal training job <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> After you have assembled your resume and sent it out, you will (you hope) be called in for an interview. The purpose of a well-written resume is to give a potential employer some background information and impress them enough to give you an interview. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Learn how you can teach and assess multiple standards <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The skills and knowledge that we teach in physical education are best learned as a whole or in conjunction with each other. Our brain thrives on relationships, including the relationships among the various areas of the brain and the connections among the various standards. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:50:00 +0000 Effective Sport Nutrition <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Proper nutrition is essential for physical development and athletic performance. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:37:00 +0000 Where have all the black players gone? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Baseball bygones: going soft on hardball. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:17:00 +0000 Four Hit-and-Shed Drills for Developing a Championship Base <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> A correct base will yield tremendous results, but to achieve it you must drill it so often that it becomes the only comfortable reaction to blockers. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:11:00 +0000 How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> <p>In virtually every type of athletic endeavor, pacing is a prerequisite for success. Athletes must maintain enough metabolic capacity to avoid fatiguing before the end of an event or game, requiring the implementation of a pacing strategy. When it&rsquo;s done correctly, however, pacing is a veritable secret weapon, virtually invisible both to the athlete using it and to those watching the athlete. It represents the natural extension of how the race should be run or how the season should be ma </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:41:00 +0000 Case study: Right-sided cervical spine pain <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> A 45-year-old female presents to your clinic reporting right-sided cervical spine pain that runs down the right arm. She reports that the symptoms began about 2 months ago while she was at work. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Why athletes can look to a baby's development for training inspiration <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> <p>The typical &ldquo;throw harder, jump higher, run faster&rdquo; training programs utilized by coaches and athletes aren&rsquo;t nearly enough to improve sport performance. Conditioning regimens should instead be focusing on a functionally trained core region. According to former New York Knicks conditioning coach Greg Brittenham, an athlete&rsquo;s legs may appear to drive his or her movement, and the dexterity of the arms is obviously crucial, but in reality all force generated by upper- and </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:55:00 +0000 Neurological hand injuries in bowling <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Bowling can be traced back more than 5,000 years ago to Egypt. In the 1930s, a British anthropologist named Sir Flinders Petrie discovered a collection of objects in a child’s tomb in Egypt that appeared to have been used for a primitive form of bowling. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Plastic Ball Spares for a Left-Handed Bowler <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> As in chapter 10, spares are broken down into right-side and left-side spares, with the emphasis in this chapter on the right-side spares. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:41:00 +0000