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Strategies for Teaching Changes in Direction

Cissik John M. MS CSCS D; NSCA-CPT D
Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2007
High School Corner: PDF Only


Athletes have several strategies for changing directions. This article will focus on running curves and cutting. Both have benefits that must be balanced against their drawbacks. Both skills must be approached in a progressive manner to ensure that athletes master the skills and can perform them safely.

John M. Cissik is Director of Fitness and Recreation at the Texas Women's University.

© 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association