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Make sure your team is having fun while learning the right techniques and developing their skills with some of SportsEngine's favorite practice drills and activities.

Four Proven Long Run Variations

By Andrew, CoachUp Nation 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

As mentioned, the majority of your long runs should be completed as Long Slow Distance Runs. I suggest doing the faster long run workouts every other week or every three weeks.

The Best Breathing Pattern in the 100 Freestyle

By Gary Hall Sr., The Race Club 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

The 100 freestyle is not a sprint and requires a steady flow of oxygen intake, more so on the second 50 than the first, in order to maximize the performance. 

Volleyball Tip of the Week: Swing Blocking Progression

By Junior Volleyball Association 02/22/2018, 8:45pm CST

Kairos Elite (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) shares a progression for training swing blocking for intermediate to advanced level players.

How To Improve Your Puck Feel

By Coach Jeremy, How To Hockey 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

If you can make that connection between where you think the puck is on your blade, and where it really is, then you’ll be a lot more confident and ready to make an adjustment mid-stride.

Developing Elite Offensive Skills

By Minnesota Hockey 02/21/2018, 12:00pm CST

Changing speeds, making tight turns, switching places with a teammate and using deception can all create confusion for opponents, providing more time and space to create offense.

Off-Ice Training Crucial to Improving Hockey Performance

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 02/19/2018, 12:00pm CST

Youth athletes can and should be doing off-ice work throughout the year in order to develop their bodies, minds and performance to become the best hockey players they can be.

Basketball Late-Season Tune-Up

By James Gels, Coach's Clipboard 02/19/2018, 12:00pm CST

So a bad practice doesn't bother me as much as it used to, so long as we play hard on game night, and so long as bad practices don't become a habit.

Volleyball Tip of the Week: Crazy Communication Drill

By Junior Volleyball Association 02/15/2018, 6:15pm CST

Dunes Volleyball Club based in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, shares the Crazy Communication Drill with variations to get your team communicating, collaborating and developing every skill.

Combine Testing Becoming More Popular in Youth Sports

By Nick Caprio, Youth1 02/14/2018, 12:00pm CST

Testing environments can be crazy, especially in the college and professional ranks. Having experience and poise in these situations can go a long way, especially later on in an athlete’s career.

Four Creative Kicking Sets to Pump Up Leg Strength

By Gary Hall Sr., SwimSwam 02/13/2018, 12:00pm CST

It is the speed of the kick that most differentiates the greatest swimmers from the not-so-great ones.

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