Dance on Air

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Teaching people to move better at any level isn’t easy. I don’t have a recipe or plan, but I like the work of what dance and fencing schools have done sharing locomotion, manipulative and non-manipulative skills to their own respective athletes. Glenn Reif and several other people have come up with a flow pattern approach that makes coordination training systematic and not linear. Many coaches intuitively teach many skills through exposing them to drills and often they may not transfer. Perhaps drills just wring out the sponge for learning but I find them have some benefit. A simple rule is to include a classification (example skipping), add a descriptive quality (for distance) and a subtle cue for task (heel to toe roll). By building a compendium of skills with selective and purposeful plan, drills have a prayer to transfer to the real thing.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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