Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:48:24 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> To begin, the coach shoots the puck into the corner. The five players for the power play team are on the blue line. The five players then break out using one of the following patterns. </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:28:00 +0000 Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> 1. The forward protects the puck for 15 seconds and then drives for the net and shoots. </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:21:00 +0000 Neutral Zone Puck Exchange <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> 1. Player 1 and player 2 skate toward the center circle, staying on their own sides of the center line. </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:15:00 +0000 A Typical Practice <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> A typical practice should include work on skill development, team play, and conditioning. For younger players (under 10 years old), the team should focus more on the basic skills of skating, passing, shooting, and puck control, with less emphasis on team systems. </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:01:00 +0000 Coaching Mental Toughness: From Red Bull to Bob Bowman <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The most successful performers aren’t shackled by fear of failure or self-doubt. They embrace challenges and thrive when the pressure is on because their coaches create practices that regularly expose them to risk and failure. </div> </div> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:29:00 +0000 Individual barriers to physical activity influence behavior <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> Costs and barriers associated with a behavior have been recognized as important influences on that behavior since theories about how people make decisions began to proliferate in the 1950s (Janis and Mann 1977). </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:53:00 +0000 The ultimate pitching resource <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Renowned pitching coach Derek Johnson shares his secrets on mechanics, pitch selection, arm care and conditioning, fielding, and mental strategies for dominating the opposition. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:35:00 +0000 Kinetic Connections interview with "Waterlogged" author Dr. Tim Noakes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Join us on the Human Kinetics podcast for a fascinating discussion of athlete hydration </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:24:00 +0000 Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner&rsquo;s health <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:34:00 +0000 Are genes magic bullets for running success? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Renowned journalist reveals the hard science behind running performance </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:34:00 +0000 Become a More Resilient Coach <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The ability to bounce back from the many setbacks that coaches inevitably experience during a long season and over the course of several seasons is a sign of resilience. Resilience is about much more than enduring the rough patches in coaching; it involves handling those tough situations with resolve and reserve. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:33:00 +0000 Seven primary influencers of running economy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:23:00 +0000 Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:55:00 +0000 One of the world&rsquo;s fastest-growing sports has its first official book <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> By the end of 2013, pickleball was being played in all 50 states. Recognizing that it is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, the USAPA is releasing its first book covering pickleball’s essential techniques. "Pickleball Fundamentals" includes more than 40 drills and game-like activities that will speed the learning process while improving performance. </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:41:00 +0000 Develop the accuracy and consistency for pitching success with enhanced edition of The Complete Guide to Pitching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Chicago Cubs minor league pitching coordinator Derek Johnson presents the ultimate pitching resource, now available through the Apple iBookstore and the Amazon Kindle store </div> </div> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:36:00 +0000