Back to Basics – Part 1

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For a couple of years after I finished graduate school I coached full time. I worked for the University of Saskatchewan and a private athletic club in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. One of the many lessons I learned there was when an athlete was having trouble with something complicated there was a good chance that good basic skills were not being practiced to accomplish the task. So we would go back to basics and make sure that these very important items were being performed properly. Once I was satisfied that we had a handle on the basics the athlete would then go back to the newer more complicated skill. More often than not he or she would be able to accomplish the task that had been causing so much trouble.

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