A Successful Philosophy of Coaching Athletes

Sports psychology is such a diverse field of information that it would be difficult to develop all of the issues embracing the philosophy of coaching. This analysis is directed to those sports that encompass skills of a rotary nature, either around the lateral or longitudinal axis or both. Sports such as diving, trampoline, tumbling, aerial skiing, and ice skating  are a few such activities that are included. Continue reading

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An Approach to More Spectacular Diving

THE TWISTING SOMERSAULTS:

AN APPROACH TO A MORE SPECTACULAR DIVING PROGRAM

Twisting multiple somersaults must have a sound base on which to develop. This base embodies three fundamental skills, the barani, the full twisting front somersault, and the full twisting backward somersault. These three skills are interwoven into the fabric of complicated multiple twisting multiple somersaults. Continue reading

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An in-depth examination of fundamental trampoline skills:

How to transform beginners into champions

By Jeff T. Hennessy

The agenda that was followed for more than fifty years of coaching the sport of  trampoline produced a number of world and national trampoline champions. This can be attributed to good rapport maintained between coach and athlete. For this relationship Continue reading

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A visual concept of twisting somersaults

AT THE BEGINNING

There are two fundamental skills that must be realized to establish a foundation for advanced twisting somersaults. These skills are the barani (front somersault with early ½ half twist) and the backward somersault with one twist. Continue reading

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White House Letter from Capt. James A. Lovell, March 20, 1968

 This is a letter from Nasa Astronaut Captain James A. Lovell addressed to me on March 20, 1968.  The letter is something I will cherish forever. Continue reading

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Spatial Awareness:

A VISUAL APPROACH TO BETTER TWISTING SOMERSAULTS

Spatial Awareness: The ability to visually determine one’s body position as it relates to the environment while airborne. Continue reading

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A Coach’s Predicament: the Star Athlete is Your Child!

The trials and tribulations that accompany the relationship between coach and child are many. This relationship is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and can be very rewarding.

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Family Video

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Triple Twisting Double Back Somersault

The 2 ½ twisting backward 1 ½ somersault performed on the springboard was the diving skill that was the birthplace of the triple twisting double backward somersaults. Continue reading

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