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Motor skill: Let speed come naturally? [closed]

I've commonly heard that when practising a motor skill, one should start slow with correct form and one shouldn't force speed. Rather, let speed come naturally. I believe this but I can't find a ...
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Manager coaching third. Was that ever common?

I was watching an old baseball game on the MLB channel a few weeks ago. I think this game was played in 1952. The manager of one of the teams was also coaching 3rd base for his team. Would that have ...
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Basketball shooting practice appears to have little effect over time

While this question relates to basketball, it is more so a question of statistics and probability. I wondered if one could determine a basketball players career high shooting percentage from high ...
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Does learning by teaching apply also in sports?

I like explaining programming skills and mathematical theories to others because in the teaching or writing process I can learn more than I study alone. Some theories in education psychology also ...
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How do player-managers substitute players in football?

First of all, player-managers, when they play, should focus solely on the game - and not individual players - to be effective, so they shouldn't be able to know exactly how well individual players are ...
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Youth soccer - Is it unsportsmanlike for the winning team to pull their goalie because he is bored?

I coach 13 & 14 year-olds in a community soccer league. Many of the more skilled players also play for clubs, but they enjoy the community soccer league because they can play with the friends they'...
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Can a trainer force a player to be substituted?

In the final between Chelsea and Manchester City, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa refused to be substituted, enraging his coach Sarri. Apparently, a few years ago, Messi acted the same way with his coach ...
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Are the way that substitutions are utilised in soccer optimal?

From empirical observation (I have no statistics), it seems fairly common that 3 substitutions are not often made in football (soccer) games and if they are the final one is usually late after the ...
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Why do footballers (and coaches) cover their mouth when speaking to each other?

You can see this for instance when players discuss a free kick, or talk to the referee, or when talking to a colleague on the pitch. I understand the fear of being spied on by someone and ...
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Why did Japan stop to play just before the game ends on a match vs Poland?

Japan seems to stop to play the game on the additional time on a World Cup match vs Poland, for about 2 minutes. But the score was 0-1 and Japan was going to be defeat if they cannot score before the ...
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Why do NBA stars keep playing in playoff blowouts?

The 2017 - 2018 NBA conference finals have had several blowouts where by the start of the 4th quarter one team is clearly going to win, yet stars are playing many of these garbage minutes. For example,...
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Why did NBA coach of the year Dwane Casey get fired?

On Friday, May 11th, the Toronto Raptors fired their head coach of seven years, Dwane Casey after getting swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The decision came ...
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How many times in the NBA history was the Coach of the year fired?

The Toronto Raptors fired their head coach Dwane Casey on 11 May 2018 after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round playoffs of 2017-2018 season. This happened only days after Dwane ...
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How to coach a player out of bad habits?

The specific case I'm thinking of is throwing in quidditch (so think baseball, dodgeball, football, etc. mechanics). I'm hoping however to find a more general guiding principle if possible. I coach a ...
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Can the captain change players' positions without permission from a coach or manager?

In football, can the captain move players from one position into another, during the game, without the coach or manager telling them to? Does the coach or manager need to give the captain permission ...
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What makes Stealing Signs wrong?

Edit: I originally asked this question in 2016. This was before the scandals of the Astros and Red Sox came to light, where the teams allegedly used devices such as cameras, smartwatches, and trash ...
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Training ideas for goalkeeper/wicketkeeper [closed]

I am a goalkeeper and a wicket keeper, and because these are specialist positions they need different drills and equipment to, say, midfielders or bowlers. I have my own drills but I'd like some new ...
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How does the coach communicate in multilingual national teams?

It's not uncommon for a team, national or other, to have a coach that doesn't speak the mother tongue of most of the players. In this case, the normal solution is of course to use English as a kind of ...
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Football coaching [closed]

I want to be football coach you know like football manager I want to know what should be my first step. well I don't play football in school or college and I am not that good but I like tactics and ...
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Training motor skills for inexperienced athletes

I captain a team made up of a group of players coming from very different backgrounds, something quite common in our sport. Some of them, all in their 20s, have no prior sports experience, and their ...
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Motivating players to train on their own time

I captain/coach an amateur level team: we can normally meet to practice only once a week, and usually are forced to choose between either focus on fundamentals, stategy, scrimmaging and similar ...
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How can a playing coach be most effective?

While it mostly happens in lower leagues, this used to be more common in professional sports until somewhat recently (e.g. Gianluca Vialli in association football until 1999) and may still happen ...
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What managers write while their team is playing

I always wonder what football (club) managers write on their notepad while their team is playing. In today's games we are presented with all sorts of statistics of both individual and team ...
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What offense fits 1 star youth basketball team?

I coach 7th & 8th grade basketball. My focus is always on playing the right way and building fundamentals. That being said I still like to put my players in position to win. I have 1 Star ...
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Is it OK to cut a player from a rec level football (soccer) team?

I coach a U10 boys recreational soccer team. In my area, we generally have more players wanting to play than coaches available to field teams. That said, some degree of turnover on a team seems to ...
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Dodgeball: How to throw a ball efficiently?

I am going to teach dodgeball to some children. How to throw a ball efficiently? What you have to pay attention to and what are common mistakes?
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

In ice hockey, teams that are losing will sometimes pull their goalkeeper late in the game and bring in an extra attacker to increase their chances of scoring and tying the game. Do teams ever pull ...
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Football coaches who have won multiple FIFA World Cups

Has there been any coach(manager) that has won the world cup more than once? If so, please provide the manager's name, winning years and team(s) managed.
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Where to get insurance for capoeira students in UK?

I recently moved to UK and figured that where I live (Crawley, West Sussex) there is no Capoeira school. So I decided to organize a new club for training Capoeira. I found a nice location, one of ...
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How many hours does it take to get a youth level soccer coach license in Germany?

I am having trouble finding out how much training and the time commitment needed to get a youth level soccer coaching license in Germany. Do they even have such a thing? What is the time commitment? ...
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What are the basic qualifications to become a cricket coach?

All the international cricket coaches, I know, now are ex-cricket players. Is it necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach? I need to know what the basic ...
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What are some good drafting strategies for a recreation basketball league?

Age: 16 - 18 I analyzed the past two championship teams who won it all in the last two years, and here is what I discovered about the types of players they drafted: 1. Last year's team: First Round ...
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A single qualification framework for all sporting codes (coaching/refferee/administrator)? Is this possible & worthwhile?

In South Africa the SA Sport and Olympic Committee (SACOC) has asked all their national sport organisations to conform to a uniform qualification framework in order to "grade" coaches/ referees / ...
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How counter-productive would having two coaches be?

My golf game is coming along nicely, largely in part to having a great coach but I have the problem that, currently, I am working 300 miles from home so I can't book in any lessons. There are, ...
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How do I coach those who don't want help?

I am an assistant coach of a team of 7-9 year olds. One of my players, when I offer even the smallest correction or advice, and regardless of if it being preceeded and followed up by positive ...
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How do I emphasize having fun instead of focusing on wins?

I'm coaching a team in a U8 recreational soccer league. Some of the parents and assistant coaches are way more focused on the team's win-loss record than they are on the kids having fun. The real ...
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What are the core skills for youth soccer

What are the core or basic skills that youth soccer players should focus on during practice? I am new to coaching a youth (8 year old) recreational soccer league in the Midwest, USA. I have already ...
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Teaching adult beginners to bowl?

In my indoor cricket team, there are a couple of players who are new to cricket not having played as a child or teenager. They are reasonable athletes and have picked up fielding and batting quickly (...
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Coaching a (low-interest) collegiate fencing club

I am the assistant volunteer coach for a collegiate fencing club. The coach is keen on teaching fencing fundamentals and some advanced maneuvers. I am his second set of eyes and goto for general ...
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Who implemented the first infield shift?

Today many MLB teams utilize numerous types of defensive alignments depending on the batter in order to gain a defensive advantage. Which MLB manager was the first to implement an infield shift for ...
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Coaching youth division D basketball

I've committed to coaching in a young kids (age 5-6) basketball league. This is pretty beginner so there's no keeping track of score, the main idea is for the kids to have fun and learn at the same ...
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In college sports, why is permission needed to recruit other coaches?

It seems a big deal is made about athletic directors getting permission before recruiting other schools' coaches. Is this based on some rule or is it more of a professional courtesy? And under what ...
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What is the job of the Assistant Coach in the NFL?

I understand what the job of a Head Coach is, but what does the Assistant Head Coach actually do during games/in the office?
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Why would you ever allow an opponent to score?

Watching Super Bowl XLVI, I noticed near the end of the game the New England Patriots allowed the New York Giants to score a touchdown uncontested. At this point in the game, the Patriots were ...