Archive for March 2014

First Leg of Walkover Back and Ariana

I think the first leg of walkover back and ariana gives coaches and athletes much grief.  It is one the most requested skills for me to go over when I consultant.  Today’s blog is going to cover the basics of teaching and correcting the beginning of this skill.  I will cover the transition scull in…

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4 Words to Avoid When Coaching

I hope all of my readers who went to the Canadian Qualifier this past week are pleased with the progress they are making and are excited for the next opportunity to compete. Most importantly though, congratulations. I was trying to think about ways that a coach could be more effective with their feedback at practice.…

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Get Empowered

  Today’s blog post has been inspired by my own training for a marathon.  If you would have asked me Dec 31, 2013 when I registered to run the Edge to Edge marathon, if I thought running for more than an hour would be “easy”, I’d probably have said no.  I would have imagined much pain,…

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The Competition Warm-up

I struggled a bit with what to write about this week, but after being to some competitions over the last month I thought I should discuss the competition warm-up.  Just to make sure we are all talking about the same thing, I am referring to the warm-up a team has just prior to competing.  The…

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