Improve Your Skill By Chaining
Unbeknownst of the term by many, the process of developing athletic skill through chaining is taught by every coach in America. Each event is broken down into small steps using task analysis. Each part of a chain is referred to as a link. The learner's skill level is assessed by the coach and each link of a skill is taught one step at a time. The goal of chaining is to have each skill in the chain reach a state where it's successor skill can be executed at the highest level.
The trick to teaching skills at a high level is breaking down the skill in detail. Notice the athlete below uses his fingers and the heel of his hand to lift the sled as he passes. Developing high level technique requires optimal execution of each link in the chain down to the finger tips.
Technique is always easier when each link is strong. Start with the hands and Get Strong.
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