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Helping a Special Needs Athlete with the Unwritten Rules of Sport

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In soccer it is a convention that you kick the ball out of bounds if an opponent has become injured; thus you stop the play. When play resumes, the attacking team is expected to give the ball to the defending team as a mark of good sportsmanship. In ice hockey you must not “spray” the goalkeeper with ice using your ice skates; if you do, you will likely attract the anger of the goalkeeper’s teammates. In a track running race, it is expected that you are two strides in front of a rival before you move directly in front of them (i.e. you are not allowed to interrupt the stride of your opponent).

Posted by guest Mar 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

How to create a specific exercise program for a special needs athlete

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What elements should be included in an exercise program? The question seems straight forward enough – but the answers that I have heard in my 30 years of teaching and coaching range range from the helpful to the bizarre. I have benefitted from a running program carefully designed to develop speed, strength and flexibility. But I was also once advised to fill a backpack with heavy rocks and sprint down hill so as to “stress my bones.”   That advice cast a new application for the theatrical phrase: “Break a leg!”

Posted by guest Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments