External Superior to Internal Coaching Cues for Sprinting

There is such a thing as over-coaching. Spewing out coaching cues at an athlete while they are trying to learn a skill or perform a given movement can sometimes have worse effects than if we just kept our mouth shut. This is particularly true when we a) provide more than one coaching cue at a …

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External vs. Internal Coaching Cues

The cue’s we give our athletes when performing skills or exercises can have a large impact on their performance. Coaching cues are generally divided into two categories; “External” and “Internal”.  External coaching cues steer the athlete’s attention to the outcome of the drill or exercise. An example would be to tell an athlete to “spread …

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