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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports training & coaching category. Presented with a red border are the Sports training & coaching books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports training & coaching books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Coach Hall My Life On and Off the Court

Coach Hall My Life On and Off the Court

Author: Joe B. Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Until I was nine or ten, everyone called me Joe or Joe Hall. Then one day, my grandmother, for reasons known only to her, pulled me aside, telling me my name was too short and too plain. She said, Let's add your middle initial to make it more interesting. From now on, you say your name is Joe B., not just Joe. It's Joe B. Hall. Joe B. Hall is one of only three men to both play on an NCAA championship team (1949, Kentucky) and coach an NCAA championship team (1978, Kentucky), and the only one to do so for the same school. In this riveting memoir, Hall presents intimate details about his remarkable life on and off the court. He reveals never-before-heard stories about memorable players, coaches, and friends and expresses the joys and fulfillments of his rewarding life and career. During his thirteen years as head coach at the University of Kentucky, from 1972 to 1985, Joe B. Hall led the team to 297 victories. The most memorable of these is the 1978 NCAA Men's Division Basketball Championship. This legendary coach followed in the colossal footsteps of Adolph Rupp to chart his own path to success and become one of college basketball's all-time greats and winningest coaches.

Sports Injuries Guidebook

Sports Injuries Guidebook

Author: Robert Gotlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Injuries are inevitable in sport. When they happen athletes and coaches need to have access to quick support. With Sport Injuries Guidebook, 2nd Edition you are given the information needed to identify injuries and respond quickly. Dr. Robert Gotlin, medical consultant to the New York Knicks, New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets has assembled a team of top specialists in medicine to create this authoritative guide. It covers more than 130 common sport injuries including concussions, rotator cuff tears, bone breaks, ligament sprains, muscle strains and many more. Chapters feature injuries for all regions of the body and include anatomical drawings of the injured area. As well as, descriptions of common causes, identification cues, explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options and guidelines for returning to action. This new second edition also features new chapters explaining how and why injuries happen. And the different types of injection therapies and when they might be most beneficial. There is also information on preventing injuries occurring in the first place with proper conditioning, body maintenance and nutrition. With high-quality illustrations and a user-friendly format, Sport Injuries Guidebook, 2nd Edition arms you with the first-aid information needed to quickly and safely handle the most common injuries in sport.

Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning Pathways to Superior Performance

Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning Pathways to Superior Performance

Author: Ian (University of South Wales, UK) Jeffreys Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

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 onto 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 to the challenges they face and providing potential solutions not traditionally considered.

Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning Pathways to Superior Performance

Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning Pathways to Superior Performance

Author: Ian (University of South Wales, UK) Jeffreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

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 onto 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 to the challenges they face and providing potential solutions not traditionally considered.

Functional Training Build, Connect, Perform

Functional Training Build, Connect, Perform

Author: Ross Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2019

Functional Training: Build, Connect, Perform aims to provide a framework that can be used by anyone who wants to develop an athletic physique and perform better in their chosen sporting activity. It provides a varied programme that aims to reduce injuries in competition whilst maximizing all-round athleticism and continued progression. Tried and tested with athletes around Europe, the ideas in this book offer a solid foundation which will keep your performance gains developing for years and help you develop programmes to suit your body type, experience and athletic development needs.

Fighting Fit The ultimate SAS fitness plan

Fighting Fit The ultimate SAS fitness plan

Author: Adrian Weale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The ultimate SAS fitness plan Every year thousands of men and women discover new levels of fitness and inner strength as they are put through their paces to meet demanding standards required for new recruits in the British Army - this book will take you to the same level. Beyond that are the elite: the SAS, Paras and Commandos. Each unit has rigorous and searching requirements designed to select only the strongest, fittest and meanest for the world's toughest regiments. Recommended by an SAS squadron commander as 'an excellent guide', FIGHTING FIT's unique and proven training programmes have already helped many soldiers pass these most demanding tests. Now you can join them. Illustrated throughout and including inside information on kit, food and how to cope with injury, FIGHTING FIT is the comprehensive insider's guide to the fitness methods of the world's most professional army.

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

Author: Jim Flood, Charles Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated in full colour and packed with information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches. Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Author: Rhodri S. Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws on leading research to offer a holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete. With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including: Growth and maturation Talent identification and talent development Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodisation and nutritional strategies Injury prevention and wellbeing Developing a holistic programme for young athletes. Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimise young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Author: Rhodri S. Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws on leading research to offer a holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete. With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including: Growth and maturation Talent identification and talent development Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodisation and nutritional strategies Injury prevention and wellbeing Developing a holistic programme for young athletes. Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimise young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.

Power Speed Endurance A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

Power Speed Endurance A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

Author: Glen Cordoza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Power, Speed, Endurance is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches,oPower, Speed, ENDURANCEounveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury.

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Expert fueling strategies for training, recovery, and performance

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Expert fueling strategies for training, recovery, and performance

Author: D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Every day an increasing number of athletes incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. Plant-Based Sports Nutrition offers you guidance on how to effectively fuel your training and competition through a plant-based diet. The authors draw on their years of experience working with plant-based athletes to offer you a reliable and complete guide on how, when and why you need to plan your nutrient intake to maximise nutrition. This you make smarter decisions about fueling your body to ensure you have the energy and stamina to boost your training and excel during competition. This comprehensive guide features inspirational stories from successful plant-based athletes. As well as plenty of recipes and meal plans to use for training, event and everyday nutrition needs. The authors also provide details of nutrient timing and relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S). There is also information on keto diets, tips of optimizing bone health and iron intake and instructions for making your own fluid-replacement beverages. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or vegan looking to add variety to your diet or an athlete searching for a plant-based competitive edge, Plant-Based Sports Nutrition helps you maximise your diet for optimal performance.

Calling Up Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

Calling Up Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

Author: J.P. Nerbun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Calling Up is a guide for coaches of all sports at all levels that presents a step-by-step process to building a transformational culture, starting with changing coaching behaviors, attitudes, and language. Modern-day coaches face the same challenges every day: entitled youth, overinvolved parents, and the community and administration's expectation for wins. Coaching does not just take a great deal of time; it takes an emotional and physical toll, and coaches need to know they are not the only ones facing these struggles. After over 11 years of coaching, and his own coaching philosophy transformation, J.P. Nerbun felt called to share the hard lessons that could not be found in a book when he started coaching. Calling Up provides an easily accessible and inspiring story as J.P. details the transformative experience of a high school basketball coach named Daniel and his year-long struggle to keep his job while working to become the coach he always wanted to be. Apart from the entertaining and relatable story, which connects with coaches on a personal level, Calling Up provides coaches with principles based on scientific research and personal experience that explore how people learn, what motivates them, and the human condition. These principles are shared by some of the most highly qualified and successful coaches in sports and J.P. also provides specific tools and explains how those tools are applied within the context of a team. At the end of the day, Calling Up shows coaches not just how to build great athletes, but how to build great people.