Title

Coaching Instructions and Cues for Enhancing Sprint Performance

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences/Centre for Exercise and Sport Science

RAS ID

22029

Comments

Originally published as: Benz, A., Winkelman, N., Porter, J., & Nimphius, S. (2016). Coaching Instructions and Cues for Enhancing Sprint Performance. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 38(1), 1-11. Available here.

Abstract

Coaching instructions and cues are methods of verbal communication that can be used specifically by strength and conditioning and sport coaches to focus an athletes' attention for enhanced sport performance. Specifically, there is evidence to support that providing athletes external or neutral attentional focus instruction and CUES can enhance sprinting speed. The purpose of this article is to translate the findings from the literature regarding the benefits and effects of coaching instructions and CUES on sprint performance and to provide general recommendations for enhancing athlete sprint capabilities through the administration of appropriate verbal communications. Copyright © 2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association.

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0000000000000185