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PERFORMANCECOACHING


July/August 2010


COACHES CORNER


As multisport coaches, you work with a wide range of athletes – everyone from this season’s newbies to pros. The focus of this newsletter is working with beginner triathletes. We will cover areas that are important to remember when working with new athletes, such as overcoming fears of open water, equipment essentials, mental skills and other tips for the first-time triathlete.


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We hope you and your athletes are having a great season! Enjoy the newsletter.


Linda Cleveland USAT Coach Development Manager


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IN THIS ISSUE: FOCUS: WORKING WITH BEGINNER TRIATHLETES


WORKING WITH NEW TRIATHLETES Suzanne Atkinson ..........................page 2


EQUIPMENT Lee Zohlman ..................................page 4


OVERCOME THE FEAR OF COMPLETING IT ALL IN ONE DAY! Racheal Wood ...............................page 5


COACHING FOR YOUTH Karen Quilty ....................................page 7


NUTRITION FOR NEWBIES Dusty Roady ..................................page 9


First race-Day PreParation Karen Buxton .................................page 12


COACHING EDUCATION UPDATE ..page 15

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