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Tanner Hinkle

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Valley High School Athletics
Company/Organization website: http://www.wdmcs.org
Destination: West Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Put together exercises for speed and agility as well as create core explosiveness and strength with the football kids through pluometrics and power lifts. Increase velocity of pitchers fastballs by increase range of motion of the shoulder joint using bands and weighted balls. Also increase strength in shoulder by using kettle bells Motivate kids to work hard

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was to be able to work with the kids and not help to make them greater athletes but to set them up to become better men and move them towards the next step in their lives

I learned...
The greatest lessons I have learned is that high school kids can be hard to get to but as long as you give them trust and respect they will give it back to you and listen to what you have to say. Thus wanting to work towards what you make for them to get better

Advice for others...
Keep working hard it will pay off someday

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