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June 14      Important ISU Short Track Rule Changes for 2014-15
May  14     How 5'5" Brandon Todd learned to dunk a basketball
June 13      Concussions in Speed Skating
May 13      Over Pronation: Effects on training and skating
April 13      How to parent an athlete: Lessons from a swim meet
Dec. 12      Taking Care of the Small Things
Nov 12Children in Athletics - by Dennis Longdon
July 12To Try is to Fail
April 12       Off Season Rest and Recovery
March 12     Fair Play in Sports 
Dec 11 The Tip Over Toe Start
Oct  11John Wooden on Success
July  11Celebrating 100 Skating Tips of the Month !
June 11What Do You Have To Brag About?
May 11       Bringing Right Hip Forward on Corner
Apr  11Press In To Push
Mar  11Time Trialing
Feb 11Relays - Part 2
Jan 11Relays - Part 1
Dec 10Using Strategy And Tactics Under The New Rules
Oct 10The Straightaway Shuffle
Sept 10      Skating with your Core      Revised March 2018
July 10       Train Fast to Skate Fast
June 10      FOCUS!
May 10Early Star vs Late Bloomer
April 10Why Are The Koreans So Good?
Mar  10       Safety! Is Your Child Truly Protected?    Part 1
  Safety! Follow upPart 2
  Dyneema Undersuits 
Feb 10Converting from 4 to 2 strides on Straight
Jan 10 Sharpening Tips and Tricks
Dec 09Presscoopinchpushpinish
Nov 09 Cashing in on Olympimania to Promote Your Club
Oct 09 Basic Position - The Arch  Revised Sept. 2011 
Sept 09       Dynamic Flexibility
Aug 09On Ice Training With Straps
July 09Off Ice Training With Straps
June 09       75 Great Reasons To Train
April 09       Gather the Power
March 09     The Competition Plan
Feb 09         Strategy and Tactics - Part 3 - The Moves and Counter Moves
Jan 09  Strategy and Tactics - Part 2 - Controlling the Pace and Track
Dec 08 Strategy and Tactics - Part 1 - Overview
Nov 08  Start Strategy
Oct 08  Start Technique
Sept 08IT - The Success factor
August 08     Core Strength, by Brandon Aldan
July 08  Training for Older athletes - 16+
June 08 Training for 12 - 15 Year Olds
May 08 Training for Younger Athletes
April 08 Moving Hips in the Corner
March 08    Working the Right Hip on The Corner Lay in
Feb 08Moving hips in to Push
Jan 08Entry and Exit Width
Dec 07Entry and Exit Trajectory
Nov 07The Extra Crossover
Oct 07  Building endurance
Sept 07The 3 Keys Checklist
July 07 Off Ice Balance, Agility, and Co-ordination Training
June 07 Warm Ups and Warm Downs
May 07  Flexibility Training A Must For Speed Skaters
April  07 Summer Games
March  07      The Slingshot Pass
February 07   Chest In to Corner
January 07     Transferring Power From Ball of Foot to Ice- The Ankle Snap 
December 06  Transfering Power From Hip to Ball of Foot
November 06  Transfering Power Hip to Hip
October 06 -   Games
August 06 -   Part 4 /4 – Starts - Specific Strength, Power, Endurance
July 06 -       Part 3 /4 – Corners - Specific Strength, Power, Endurance
June 06 -       Part 2 / 4- Specific Training for Straightaway- Jumps
May 06 -       Part 1 of 4 Part Series - Specific Training for Straightaway
April 06        Specific Skating Training – Is Your plan Specific Enough?
March 06      Tapering
Feb 06          Outside Passing
Jan 06            Inside Passing
December 05    Accelerating Your Weight in to your Push 
November 05    Japanese 4 Eyes Technique
September 05  Technical Opinions Can Be Confusing
August 05    Masters Skating
July 05          Training for Starts
June 05         Core Strength
May 05          Setting Up Blade Off Set
April 05          Strategy for Success
March 05Its All About Winning
February 05     Punching through Centrifugal Force – Position and Alignments
January 05      Tracks
December 04  The Corner Lay In Revised Jan 2012
November 04   Upper Body/ Chest Position  Revised Jan 2012
October 04     Butt Power  Revised Jan 2012
September 04  A Time to Get High,  A Time to Get Low 
August 04     Check Your Butt
June 04        Maximize Your Results with TECHNI-CORDS
May 04        Youth Strength Training
April 04        Post Season Evaluation
March 04      Start Position
February 04  The Outside Edge - Is it overrated? 
January 04   Hip Dip
December 03    Bucket Drills
October 03      Starting the Season off Right
August 03      Partner Pull
July 03     Diagonal Hill Steps
June 03          Specificity in Training
May 03            Summer Training   
April 03            The Butt Tuck
February 03     The Corner Armswing
January  03      Improving your Power with Jumps
December 02    Bend the Ankle
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