By Jack McCallum, Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as simply one other non-scholarship safeguard at the freshman basketball staff in 1962 . . . and he nonetheless hasn’t walked off. In six a long time as a participant, assistant trainer and the top guy at the bench for Syracuse University’s basketball application, Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding Orange, Boeheim recounts for the 1st time all the pleasures and perils of a profession spent scuffling with “The Beasts of the large East,” the NCAA and his personal worry of failure.
The son of a funeral director, trainer Boeheim has regularly been lively, and his combative nature helped ignite what used to be arguably the main attention-grabbing and aggressive collage basketball convention ever—the vast East of the Eighties. Boeheim’s battles with fellow coaches titanic John Thompson of Georgetown, roly-poly Rollie Massimino of Villanova, feisty Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and loved Louie Carnesecca of St. John’s grew to become the massive East into the easiest convey in university basketball.
Combining a true time, inside-the-program account of the 2013–14 season—Syracuse’s first within the ACC—with a story of his such a lot adored stories of coming-of-age at the Syracuse campus and of training Olympic gold medal–winning groups, Bleeding Orange is a must-read either for Syracuse enthusiasts and someone who calls himself or herself an aficionado of faculty basketball background.
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Next, recover your balance by quickly doing a crunch on your right side— contracting at the waist to bring your right knee up while dropping your right ear toward your right shoulder as you push down on your paddle and drop your right elbow to your right hip. This C-to-C movement (C on left to C on right) rocks your kayak back into balance beneath you. Lean out farther and farther as you feel comfortable (see “Extreme Edging,” page 108). C-to-C 1: Edge and . . Peter Donohue 54 SECTION II: ON-WATER SKILLS C-to-C 2: .
They’re also used to steer when paddling in reverse, but they’re really useful for spinning in place. Spin Turn For quick turn-arounds in tight quarters, combine reverse sweeps alternately with forward sweeps. ) 1. Starting with a reverse sweep, rotate back to the right, and plant the back of your paddle flat (for balance) by the rear hatch. 2. Turn the flat blade vertical as you push out away from the stern in a wide arc all the way to your toes, initiating a spin to the right. 3. Reach forward on the left and do a forward sweep.
Now try it with the back of the blade, pushing down to feel resistance and slicing the blade vertically back to the surface. • Next try slapping the water a little harder with the face and then the back of the blade; feel the support. Although a quick slap is better than nothing, bracing is more effective when combined with the edging and bracing techniques described in the next chapter. Basic bracing: slapping the surface with a flat blade Peter Donohue 46 SECTION II: ON-WATER SKILLS CHAPTER FIVE Advanced Strokes and Maneuvers: Getting Serious A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.