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This book takes a radically different approach to the challenge of coaching in strength and conditioning. In doing so, it addresses many of the paradoxes of strength and conditioning, providing new perspectives that shed light on to the many questions that challenge coaches. Rather than focusing on methods, it delves into the questions of what makes a coach effective. It examines the conditions that are necessary for training applications to become optimal, and the skills necessary to create these conditions. It provides coaches with a flexible pathway towards understanding the challenges of strength and conditioning and by which they can develop the craft of coaching to maximise their effectiveness and potential. The book is essential reading for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach, acting essentially as a prequel to the many scientific and applied texts in the field. It will also appeal to more experienced coaches providing a wider perspective on the challenges they face and providing potential solutions not traditionally considered.
|Publication date:||24th September 2019|
|Author:||Ian (University of South Wales, UK) Jeffreys|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Sports training & coaching,|
Ian Jeffreys is Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Wales, UK and a prolific coach, author and educator, consulting extensively with several professional sports organisations. He is also on the Board of Directors of the NSCA. He is Editor of the UKSCA Journal, Professional Strength and Conditioning and on the Editorial Board for the NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Journal, and the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.More About Ian (University of South Wales, UK) Jeffreys