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    How fast to first base????

    20m is nearly 6 feet longer than 20 yards. That is about a single stride for Bolt. I’d wager that would equal about 0.2 or 0.25s. Then the question about whether or not the start of the softball race was started by hand or by a gun or gun like object. Most sports other than track either start...
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    How fast to first base????

    Assuming you meant 20 yard dash vs 20 year dash. ;) This is a very common misconception about Usain Bolt. He may have looked slow due to his long legs, but he was in fact one of the fastest accelerators out there; he could just accelerate longer (for more time/distance) than anyone else and he...
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    Is the female multi-sport HS athlete a thing of the past?

    There is a lot of research and thinking going into this topic right now. Really anything you find at this site: admkids.com Here is a sampling of some articles that I’ve enjoyed: https://blog.voltathletics.com/home/2018/3/19/ltad-part-1-definition-and-history...
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    Report to safesport or warn other parents..or both

    I recommend the following 2 books, one for parents and one for coaches: For parents: Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DZC25LW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UuvDCb2ZV4Q1P For coaches...
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    Voluntary Practice Held By Assistant Coach

    The main reason I’d like to know about extra practices as a head coach is because I would feel terrible if a player was injured for any reason. I plan practices and seasons so that kids don’t get injured. If the kid is doing other things outside of my practices that’s fine, but I’d like to know...
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    Improving running form

    I’m sure the product is fine. There are lots of these kinds of things out there. You won’t find many track and field sprint coaches using these, though. In my opinion, there is no product that actually matters and truly helps. If anything has worked, it comes down to just actually training and...
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    Improving running form

    I would say that trying to teach good running form for young kids is really more trouble than it is worth. The main point that young kids understand and can take action on is to “run on the ball of your foot”. If they get that, they are more than halfway there. Running without shoes helps with...
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    Improving running form

    Is she heel striking? Overstriding? Try having her run without shoes on football turf or soft grass (this is a natural way to improve running form because the body quickly learns and adjusts without shoes). The only way to get faster is to run fast. Try working from 4x20m runs up to 10x20m runs...
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