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Sports training & coaching

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!

The Prise Life Protein Pacing for Optimal Health and Performance

The Prise Life Protein Pacing for Optimal Health and Performance

Author: Paul Arciero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

Spiele in der Halle Anregungen fur Lehrerinnen und Lehrer

Spiele in der Halle Anregungen fur Lehrerinnen und Lehrer

Author: Diana Wolfbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Injury Free Mental Training for Elite Athletes

Injury Free Mental Training for Elite Athletes

Author: Richard Maloney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Want to Take Your Game to The Next Level Without Injury of Fear? Imagine a life where performing at your highest peak is a given, and injury is no longer a concern. Where you've moved to the next level in all aspects of your life, and you are living and evolving as your very best self. Injury Free takes you on an epic and life changing journey through Richard Maloney's ground-breaking 'Quality Mind' program, giving you the tools to alleviate injury and break the negative cycles and limiting beliefs that are holding you back. This step by step self-coaching book and its principles will unlock your inner super-powers, resulting in the best sports performance of your life, as well as increased happiness, health, wealth and thriving relationships. It's a one stop shop to success and fulfillment, achieved through practical, actionable, proven mental training. Start reading now to: * Unlock your ultimate sports capability while minimizing or eliminating sports injuries and significantly increasing play time * Unleash new levels of energy and passion * Release your inner fears and dissolve limiting beliefs that are inhibiting your success * Discover and explore your higher mind and the extraordinary powers and abilities that it affords you once recognized * See many case studies from elite athletes who have experienced the program and its overwhelmingly positive outcomes, and are now reaping the rewards * Learn how to use the incredible, free Quality Mind app to maximize your results * And SO MUCH MORE! Injury-Free: Mental Training for Elite Athletes introduces you to our ultimate, world first, proven activation system, teaching athletes, sports managers and coaches how to handle the high pressure of elite sports and consistently reach the pinnacle of performance, game after game.

Young People and Sport From Participation to the Olympics

Young People and Sport From Participation to the Olympics

Author: Berit Skirstad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy issues associated with the growing interest in research into youth sport. Major youth sport events such as the Youth Olympic Games and the European Youth Olympic Festival are included in this collection as important policy arenas. In addition, the collection addresses a series of under-researched topics including the welfare of young elite athletes, the process of talent identification and development in elite youth disability sport and how young athletes cope with emotional abuse. The contributors to this collection are drawn from a wide range of countries Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The book ends with an overview of the state of research into sport-based youth development and highlights trends and gaps in the literature suitable for further research. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in Sport in Society.

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport Third edition

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport Third edition

Author: Mike Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

The coaching process is about enhancing performance by providing feedback about the performance to the athlete or team. Researchers have shown that human observation and memory are not reliable enough to provide accurate and objective information for high-performance athletes. Objective measuring tools are necessary to enable the feedback process. These can take the form of video analysis systems post-event, both biomechanical and computerised notation systems, or the use of in-event systems. Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is fully revised with updated existing chapters and the addition of 12 new chapters. It is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. The book offers a full description of the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout. It also explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance. To this end the book has been defined by five sections. In Section 1 the background of performance analysis is explained and Section 2 discusses methodologies used in notating sport performance. Current issues of performance analysis applied research, such as chance, momentum theory, perturbations and dynamic systems are explored in Section 3. Profiling, the essential output skill in performance analysis, is examined in depth in Section 4. The book's final section offers invaluable applied information on careers available for performance analysts. With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport Third edition

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport Third edition

Author: Mike Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2019

The coaching process is about enhancing performance by providing feedback about the performance to the athlete or team. Researchers have shown that human observation and memory are not reliable enough to provide accurate and objective information for high-performance athletes. Objective measuring tools are necessary to enable the feedback process. These can take the form of video analysis systems post-event, both biomechanical and computerised notation systems, or the use of in-event systems. Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is fully revised with updated existing chapters and the addition of 12 new chapters. It is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. The book offers a full description of the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout. It also explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance. To this end the book has been defined by five sections. In Section 1 the background of performance analysis is explained and Section 2 discusses methodologies used in notating sport performance. Current issues of performance analysis applied research, such as chance, momentum theory, perturbations and dynamic systems are explored in Section 3. Profiling, the essential output skill in performance analysis, is examined in depth in Section 4. The book's final section offers invaluable applied information on careers available for performance analysts. With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.

Sports Coaching A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Sports Coaching A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Author: Ed (University of Hull, UK) Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

The application of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching to practice is a central concern in sport. How should academic research seek to inform applied practice, and how should practising coaches integrate research into their professional activities? Sports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide is the first book to truly integrate academic research on sports coaching with an assessment of and recommendations for applied practice. With every chapter written by a coaching researcher and a practising coach, the book clearly and concisely introduces the academic evidence base and discusses how and why theory should be integrated into practice. Made up of sections on coaching practice, coach education and development, the use of sport science support and coaching special populations, the book constitutes a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of sports coaching. Chapters are clearly and consistently structured, allowing students and coaches opportunity to gain a firm understanding of the core theoretical principles of sports coaching and the ways in which they can guide practice. The book is a vital resource for any sports coaching student, researcher or practitioner to develop their evidence-informed practice.

Animotion Energy of the four animals

Animotion Energy of the four animals

Author: Gertrud Schroder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children's time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Researchers and journalists have attributed these issues to societal changes around children's lives and leisure, the growth of structured and organised activities and increasing perceptions of risk in children's play. Play, Physical Activity and Public Health presents a discussion of the way modern notions of play are rendering children's leisure activities less free and less engaged in simply for fun. Based on original qualitative research, and analysis of contemporary media from Canada and elsewhere, this book argues that the growing health concerns around childhood play entail a paradox: by advocating, promoting, discussing, and re-directing children's play, a new form of children's leisure is emerging - one that is purpose-driven, instrumentalised for health, and ultimately, less free. We explore how play has become goal-oriented, a means to health ends, and how the management of pleasure in play as well as diverse risk discourses around play continue to limit and constrain possibilities for children and families to play and engage in leisure freely. Incorporating past critiques of this trend in play, we argue for research and practice to create new possibilities and ways of thinking about children's play, leisure, fun and childhood, that are less constrained and managed, and importantly less geared towards health goals. This is a valuable resource for students of the sociology of sport, kinesiology, sports and health psychology, education, public health, and childhood studies. It is also an important read for school teachers, public health practitioners, psychologists, physical education teachers, academics and parents interested in how children's leisure lives are being shaped by the growing and diverse discussions around play.

Digital Technology in Physical Education Global Perspectives

Digital Technology in Physical Education Global Perspectives

Author: Jeroen (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands) Koekoek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

The rapid development of digital technologies has opened up new possibilities for how Physical Education is taught. This book offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented and critical exploration of the actual and potential applications of digital technologies in PE. It considers the opportunities that are offered by new technologies and how they may be best implemented to enhance the learning process. Including contributions from the US, UK, Europe, Canada and New Zealand, this international collection reflects on how digital innovations are shaping PE pedagogy in theory and practice across the globe. Its chapters identify core pedagogical principles - rather than simply discussing passing digital fads - and offer practical narratives, case studies and reflections on how PE practitioners can introduce technology into teaching and learning through the use of social media, video gaming, virtual reality simulation, iPads and Wiki platforms. Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives is a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners of PE looking to integrate digital technology into their work in a way that does justice to the complexity of teaching and learning.