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Date registered: March 15, 2011

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  1. Tip of the Month – February 2020 — March 3, 2020
  2. The ‘Sad and Dark Side’ of Coaching — March 3, 2020
  3. Tip of the Month – January 2020 — January 31, 2020
  4. Want to Improve Power and Explosiveness of Your Athletes? — January 31, 2020
  5. Tip of the Month – December 2019 — January 1, 2020

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Mar 03

Tip of the Month – February 2020

Coach Monika Says… “Spice Up” Your Exercise Program – Add and Vary Exercises Part II I provided samples of exercises for lower body strength and explosive power in the January Newsletter, inclusive of the chart, showing the impact of exercises and exercises to avoid, especially for younger athletes.  Here are additional ones for the lower …

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Mar 03

The ‘Sad and Dark Side’ of Coaching

Part I – Children and Youth Sports Abuse of Power and Misconduct Some time ago, I wrote about the ‘dark side’ of coaching. The topic of abuse in sports has been ‘taboo’ for a very long time (since the early 1950s), and was ‘swept under the rug’ by the ‘old boys network’ and a stronghold …

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Jan 31

Tip of the Month – January 2020

Coach Monika Says… “Spice Up” Your Exercise Program – Add and Vary Exercises I learned over many years of coaching one needs to be very creative with exercise programs, inclusive Warm-up, Cool-down, and Conditioning. We designed the so-called ‘exercise complex’, comprising 25 exercises per set (standing to sitting, in essence, top to bottom of the …

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Jan 31

Want to Improve Power and Explosiveness of Your Athletes?

Start Implementing Plyometric Training Background: Plyometric training was the ‘cornerstone’ of Soviet athletic domination during the 1960s and 1970s Frederick (Fred) Loren Wilt (December 14, 1920 – September 5, 1994)  Fred Wilt was an American runner and FBI agent, competing in the 10,000m at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, finishing 11th and 21st, respectively. Wilt …

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Jan 01

Tip of the Month – December 2019

Coach Monika Says… No Snooze, You Lose Researchers keep reporting that more and more children, teens, and adults show signs of tiredness during their daily undertakings. Obviously, this also becomes an issue with many younger and older athletes, and those experiencing a sudden growth spurt. College and University students are likewise affected, especially in classes …

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Jan 01

Why Are Tweens Leaving Youth Sport – Part III

Make Sports More FUN – Use Various Learning Styles  The importance of implementing various teaching/coaching styles (Spectrum of Styles) was discussed in the November Newsletter. In addition, coaches need to incorporate different learning styles for a more enjoyable learning atmosphere, to motivate athletes, and foremost make learning more FUN (Lack of Fun is the main …

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Nov 30

Tip of the Month – November 2019

Coach Monika Says… Assessing Bad Posture to Avoid Lower Back Pain Bad posture and lower back pain were discussed in the October Newsletter. Here is the follow-up so you can check and/or assess your athletes’ core and back strength. Coaches can also incorporate these into Warm-up, Cool-down exercises, and/or Conditioning program. They should definitely do …

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Nov 30

Why Are Tweens Leaving Youth Sports – Part II

Alarming News – Inactivity Increases Among Children and Youth Before I proceed with the topic for this month’s newsletter, here is alarming news from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the increase of inactivity among children and youth. Four in five teens do not exercise enough! More than 80% of global teens don’t get at …

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Oct 30

Tip of the Month – October

Coach Monika Says… Bad Posture and Lower Back Pain It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed workdays. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months. According to medical information, about 80 percent of adults experience …

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Oct 30

Why Are Tweens Leaving Youth Sports? – Part I

Children and Youth Are Not Professional Athletes OR Miniature Adults It is important to understand not only the reasons children and youth participate in sports but also the reasons for their dropout. As early as 1988, researchers estimated the annual dropout rate at about 35% though some dropouts participate in another sport (example: swimming to …

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