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Training Articles - Skill Development

  • It's all in the technique
    A review of how we learn a new skill, how performance can be assessed and how faults can be developed in that learning process
  • Athletes who throw things should alternate between heavy and light
    Athletes who throw a cricket ball, javelin, discus, or some other object, often train by hurling things that are heavier than their normal implement in hopes of fortifying the muscles involved in throwing. Research concerning the effectiveness of this training strategy has yielded mixed results.
  • Identify your weaknesses and work on them
    Most runners think that strength training is something carried out in a weight room or gym utilising various pieces of equipment. However, the truth is that strength training is any physical activity that emphasises the application of resistance to the muscular system.

  • A career in Health and Fitness

    While some people see keeping fit and healthy as a chore, others thrive from taking good care of their bodies. If you fall into the latter camp, why not get paid for it?

  • Poor Sports Leaders

    How can you become an effective sports leader that people can look up to? Here are seven characteristics of a “bad” sports leader that you must avoid.

  • How To Get Into Running

    As simple as running looks, getting into it is certainly not as effortless as people think. Here are tips on how to get started to avoid getting hurt.

  • Learn A New Sport - eSports

    Sport is a universal constant in people's lives, and it can take on many forms. In today's modern time, technological innovations have affected this aspect, just like any other. As a result, the young generation which was practically born computer-literate can enjoy the entertainment of yet another new sport - eSports.

  • Major eSports Events 2020

    If you have not yet discovered the entertainment value of eSports then it is about time. This sport has competitors worldwide and events held across the globe, but there are a few particular ones to look for this year. Some of these events carry enormous prize money, and significant companies start to live tournaments.

  • These are the skills you have to develop in your athletes
    Skills have many characteristics that can change in different situations, which makes classifying them difficult. Accepting that skills cannot be neatly labelled, we place them on a continuum.
  • Quickness Training
    Training for quickness is not the same as training for absolute speed. Quickness relies heavily on immediate movement reactions. Therefore, we can think of quickness as the first phase of speed.
  • Confidence - an essential ingredient in the recipe of success
    Yes, it is true; you cannot go out and buy confidence, if only we could. Confidence is gained through a very complex process of learning, experiencing, failing, bouncing back, planning and experiencing success.
  • Agility Training to meet the demands of the field and court games
    A review of the components of agility training and how they may be developed.
  • Vision training and young athletes
    What it takes to 'Keep your eye on the ball' and why it is essential for young athletes.
  • Visual feedback to change rowing technique
    The results of a review on the effectiveness of visual feedback on changing rowing technique.
  • The three phases of skill development
    The art and science of coaching young athletes.
  • The Art of Boxing
    Why the traditional training, undertaken by boxers, is unsuitable and how it could be improved.

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