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Sports training & coaching

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Tactical Decision-Making in Sport How Coaches Can Help Athletes to Make Better In-Game Decisions

Tactical Decision-Making in Sport How Coaches Can Help Athletes to Make Better In-Game Decisions

Author: David Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2020

This book expands on the 'Developing Thinking Players' model across a wide range of team and individual sports, to explain how coaches can help athletes to learn how to make better decisions during play and to think for themselves. It provides an overview of game-centred and athlete-centred approaches to teaching and coaching in sport, combining essential theory with practical tips and guidance. Written by an international team of coaching researchers and practicing coaches, the book provides sport-specific instructions for coaching players in territory games, net games, striking games, target games, racquet games and combat sports, including netball, basketball, ice hockey, cricket, softball, football, rugby, volleyball, squash and karate. The book argues that the implementation of these student and athlete-centred approaches creates more opportunities for athletes to understand their sport and improves their ability to think for themselves and to learn to make better in-game decisions. Providing a theoretical underpinning for teaching tactical decision-making, it considers the development of players at all levels and age groups, from youth athletes to elite level. Thirteen sport-specific case studies offer real-world coaching insights. This is essential reading for any student, researcher or practicing teacher or coach working in sport, physical education and coach education.

Tactical Decision-Making in Sport How Coaches Can Help Athletes to Make Better In-Game Decisions

Tactical Decision-Making in Sport How Coaches Can Help Athletes to Make Better In-Game Decisions

Author: David Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2020

This book expands on the 'Developing Thinking Players' model across a wide range of team and individual sports, to explain how coaches can help athletes to learn how to make better decisions during play and to think for themselves. It provides an overview of game-centred and athlete-centred approaches to teaching and coaching in sport, combining essential theory with practical tips and guidance. Written by an international team of coaching researchers and practicing coaches, the book provides sport-specific instructions for coaching players in territory games, net games, striking games, target games, racquet games and combat sports, including netball, basketball, ice hockey, cricket, softball, football, rugby, volleyball, squash and karate. The book argues that the implementation of these student and athlete-centred approaches creates more opportunities for athletes to understand their sport and improves their ability to think for themselves and to learn to make better in-game decisions. Providing a theoretical underpinning for teaching tactical decision-making, it considers the development of players at all levels and age groups, from youth athletes to elite level. Thirteen sport-specific case studies offer real-world coaching insights. This is essential reading for any student, researcher or practicing teacher or coach working in sport, physical education and coach education.

Anatomy of Exercise for Women A Trainer's Guide to Exercise for Women

Anatomy of Exercise for Women A Trainer's Guide to Exercise for Women

Author: Lisa Purcell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Women are joining gyms and running in marathons in record numbers. They are also learning about the preventive effect of exercise on diseases and conditions, including depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia and breast cancer. Anatomy of Exercise for Women provides women of all ages with exercise programmes that will bring great benefits in physical fitness, psychological well-being and meeting the challenges of daily life. Like all of the books in the series, this title contains: Detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations for all the exercises; Annotations identifying the active and stabilising muscles; Concise how-to instructions for each exercise; Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise; Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty; A glossary of anatomical terms. Exercises are presented individually and then also in pre-designed workouts that let women focus on what they want most to improve: Leaner Legs, Thighs and Glutes; Arm Toner; Core Strength and Stability; All-Over Toner; and Working the Waistline. The Beginner's and Back to Basics Workouts are excellent overall programmes. Stretching exercises help to alleviate stress and fatigue, improve posture and increase flexibility. The 'Anatomy of...' series has revolutionised how people can approach their fitness needs. The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes, elite competitors, trainers, physiotherapists, coaches, sport injury clinics, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, team doctors and specialist professionals.

Anatomy of Exercise A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout

Anatomy of Exercise A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout

Author: Pat Manocchia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organised by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colourful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond. The following features help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and thereby improve fitness and well-being: Detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations for all the exercises; Annotations identifying the active and stabilising muscles; Concise how-to instructions for each exercise; Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise; Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty; Instructions on stabilising the body throughout each movement; A visual index of exercises that allows easy navigation through the book; A glossary of anatomical terms. No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical.

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators

Author: John (Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Coumbe-Lilley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2020

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators is designed to address the need for a resource on effective course design, assessment, content delivery, and classroom management that is specific to educators in the field of sport and exercise psychology and to working with the millennial learner. The purpose is to provide discipline-specific ideas to improve teaching in higher education. This aim is achieved by first providing an evidence based guide of tried and tested teaching methods for teachers of sport and exercise psychology at all levels in all formats of education. Irrespective of the level and prior teaching experience in sport and exercise psychology this is a starting point for delivering significant learning experiences for students in this field of study. Secondly, it addresses the millennial learner and recommends future teaching and learning experiences in traditional, hybrid and online formats. Finally, High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators provides a positive approach to engaging students in an ongoing process of learning and involvement in the field of sport and exercise psychology. This book is intended for any educator in a 2 or 4 year institution of higher education who is or will be teaching courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in sport and exercise psychology as well as students and practitioners in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and physical education.

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators

Author: John (Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Coumbe-Lilley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2020

High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators is designed to address the need for a resource on effective course design, assessment, content delivery, and classroom management that is specific to educators in the field of sport and exercise psychology and to working with the millennial learner. The purpose is to provide discipline-specific ideas to improve teaching in higher education. This aim is achieved by first providing an evidence based guide of tried and tested teaching methods for teachers of sport and exercise psychology at all levels in all formats of education. Irrespective of the level and prior teaching experience in sport and exercise psychology this is a starting point for delivering significant learning experiences for students in this field of study. Secondly, it addresses the millennial learner and recommends future teaching and learning experiences in traditional, hybrid and online formats. Finally, High Impact Teaching for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators provides a positive approach to engaging students in an ongoing process of learning and involvement in the field of sport and exercise psychology. This book is intended for any educator in a 2 or 4 year institution of higher education who is or will be teaching courses at the undergraduate or graduate level in sport and exercise psychology as well as students and practitioners in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and physical education.

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

Author: Brian Bridges Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

China's sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China's two Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong and Macau - have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical contexts or since the handovers of control to the People's Republic. By drawing on a multi-national group of scholars and practitioners, this volume makes a unique contribution to the understanding of sports development in greater China. The essays in this anthology examine the evolution of key sports, the hosting of sporting mega-events, the nexus of sports and politics, identity issues, and the role of sporting diplomacy. The chapters provide not only an analysis of colonial legacies but also in-depth accounts of the challenges to and outcomes of sports development in Hong Kong after 1997 and Macau after 1999. The chapters in this book were originally published in various special issues of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education How to Make a Difference

Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education How to Make a Difference

Author: Richard (Monash University, Australia) Pringle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Within the overlapping fields of the sociology of sport, physical education and health education, the use of critical theories and the critical research paradigm has grown in scope. Yet what social impact has this research had? This book considers the capacity of critical research and associated social theory to play an active role in challenging social injustices or at least in 'making a difference' within health and physical education (HPE) and sporting contexts. It also examines how the use of different social theories impacts sport policies, national curricula and health promotion activities, as well as the practices of HPE teaching and sport training and competition. Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education is a valuable resource for academics and students working in the fields of research methods, sociology of sport, physical education and health.

Swim Wild Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer

Swim Wild Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer

Author: Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson, Robbie Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, from tackling the 145km River Eden to setting the world record for swimming in the Arctic. They take us through their preparation for these expeditions, including sourcing wild spots in the heart of sprawling cities in which to train. They document the challenges they encounter and the successes often achieved in the most unexpected ways. And with everything they've learned, they give tips for those wanting to take on their own aquatic foray, whether a beginner or a seasoned swimmer.This book will show people of all ages how they too can take part in open water swimming and reconnect with the natural world around them. Their experience will embolden readers to escape their status quo and build confidence and contentment by challenging themselves to try something new and reconsider their relationship with nature and the wild. At its core, this book will provide advice, reassurance and inspiration for anyone in search of something more joyful, peaceful and, ultimately, meaningful.

Will to Win New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership

Will to Win New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2020

John Beilein at Michigan A Basketball Revival

John Beilein at Michigan A Basketball Revival

Author: Tim Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

When John Beilein arrived at University of Michigan in 2007, the once-proud men's basketball program was adrift after failing to reach the NCAA Tournament for nine straight seasons. Over the next twelve years, he became the program's all-time winningest coach, reached two national championship games, won four Big Ten championships and produced eight NBA first-round draft picks. In an age of ethical lapses throughout college basketball, Beilein succeeded without a hint of impropriety. As much a teacher as a coach, he consistently identified undervalued recruits, taught them his innovative offensive system and carefully developed them into better players--an approach to the game that drove his unprecedented rise from high school junior varsity coach to head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. This book examines his tenure at Michigan in detail for the first time.