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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!

Hafenkante

Hafenkante

Author: Die Hafenprinzessin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2019

Science and Application of High Intensity Interval Training Solutions to the Programming Puzzle

Science and Application of High Intensity Interval Training Solutions to the Programming Puzzle

Author: Paul Laursen, Martin Buchheit Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training blends the science of HIIT with practical application. The authors and a team of highly-qualified contributors provide an understanding of the foundational principles of HIIT programming. The guide covers all aspects of HIIT programming. It includes information on the five types of training, manipulating HIIT variables and incorporating HIIT into training programmes. It also features details on how HIIT influences fatigue, stress and overall health. Knowing the right ways to incorporate HIIT into a fitness or conditioning programme is extremely important. Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to incorporate HIIT into their workout programme.

Developing Agility and Quickness

Developing Agility and Quickness

Author: Jay NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Most competitive sports require fast whole-body movements. Athletes need to be able to accelerate, decelerate and change direction in response to game situations. That is why coaches and athletes are constantly searching for the best ways to improve agility and quickness. As the world leaders in sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is well placed to provide such knowledge. In Developing Agility and Quickness, 2nd Edition, 19 of the NSCA's leading experts provide assessment tools, exercises and drills to achieve this aim. This essential guide features over 130 drills, accompanied by detailed instructions and images. It offers a wide range of proven activities to enhance the ability to quickly accelerate and decelerate. There are also 12 agility and quickness tests to help coaches gauge athletes' ability levels, as well as methods to measure progress. Developing Agility and Quickness, 2nd Edition is the ideal training guide for those looking to excel in today's fast-action sports. The drills and training programmes get you a step ahead of the competition, whether you're on the court or the pitch.

Good to Great Coaching Athletes through Sport Psychology

Good to Great Coaching Athletes through Sport Psychology

Author: Mark Anshel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Athletes that grow into their raw potential and excel in the world of competitive sports aren't supported by good coaches-they're supported by great coaches. Good to Great: Coaching Athletes for Optimal Performance through Sport Psychology will take your coaching game to the next level by helping you incorporate two key concepts into your coaching routine: groundbreaking sport psychology and winning interpersonal practices. In this innovative handbook, sport psychologist Mark Anshel sheds light on fundamental sport psychology topics, including effectively tapping into athletes' motivation, the psychological characteristics of successful athletes, and how to strengthen athletes' mental prowess. Throughout, Anshel offers practical strategies to strengthen the coach-athlete relationship and increase coaching effectiveness. The advice and tips will help you embody positive leadership, teach sport skills effectively, help athletes build self-confidence and team camaraderie, and meet your athletes' unique needs. Good to Great seamlessly balances theory and practice, providing you with compelling and well-researched information, detailed tasks, sample dialogue, helpful checklists, and more, so you can get in the game alongside your athletes to help them succeed.

The Constraints-Led Approach Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design

The Constraints-Led Approach Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design

For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design provides students and practitioners with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work. Seeking to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the book sets out an `environment design framework', including practical tools and guidance for the application of the framework in coaching and skill acquisition settings. It includes chapters on constraints-led approaches in golf, athletics and hockey, and provides applied reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of motor learning, skill acquisition and developing sport expertise. Providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind constraints-led approaches to skill acquisition, and a foundational cornerstone in the Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport series, this is a vital pedagogical resource for students and practising sports coaches, physical education teachers and sport scientists alike.

Getting Set for Golf How to Master the Preswing and Shave Strokes off Your Game

Getting Set for Golf How to Master the Preswing and Shave Strokes off Your Game

Author: Carl Lohren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2019

The Constraints-Led Approach Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design

The Constraints-Led Approach Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design

For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design provides students and practitioners with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work. Seeking to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the book sets out an `environment design framework', including practical tools and guidance for the application of the framework in coaching and skill acquisition settings. It includes chapters on constraints-led approaches in golf, athletics and hockey, and provides applied reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of motor learning, skill acquisition and developing sport expertise. Providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind constraints-led approaches to skill acquisition, and a foundational cornerstone in the Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport series, this is a vital pedagogical resource for students and practising sports coaches, physical education teachers and sport scientists alike.

Leadership in Sports Coaching A Social Identity Approach

Leadership in Sports Coaching A Social Identity Approach

Author: Paul Cummins, Ian (University of South Australia) O'Boyle, Tony (Ulster University, UK) Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

The professionalisation of sports coaching has demanded higher standards of leadership in order to improve performance and effectiveness. This book focuses on leadership in sports coaching, exploring key concepts and principles underpinned by a presentation of new empirical research. Placing social identity theory at its centre - a theory not previously applied to sports coaching - this book provides students and researchers with a powerful tool for understanding the complex social dynamic that is the coaching process. Its chapters cover all the central aspects of sports coaching, including leadership style, measuring effectiveness, motivation, confidence and team self-esteem. Chapters explore different coaching environments to investigate the extent to which social identity impacts on coaching and leadership. A ground-breaking contribution to this field of research, this book demonstrates the significance of social identity theory in sport for athletes, coaches and leaders. Leadership in Sports Coaching: A social identity approach is an illuminating read for any student or researcher with an interest in coaching theory, coaching practice, sport psychology, sport leadership or sport management.

Sport Coaching Research and Practice Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

Sport Coaching Research and Practice Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism

Author: Julian (Leeds Beckett University, UK) North Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study explores the philosophical foundations of sport coaching research, examining the often implicit links between research process and practice, descriptions and prescriptions. Arguing that the assumptions of traditional single-disciplinary accounts, such as those based in psychology or sociology, risk over-simplifying our understanding of coaching, this book presents an alternative framework for sports coaching research based on critical realism. The result is an embedded, relational and emergent conception of coaching practice that opens new ways of thinking about coaching knowledge. Drawing on new empirical case study research, it demonstrates vividly how a critical realist-informed approach can provide a more realistic and accountable knowledge to coaching stakeholders. This knowledge promises to have important implications for coaching, and coach education and development practices. Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sports coaching, sport pedagogy, physical education, the philosophy or sociology of sport, or research methodology in sport and exercise.

Complex Sport Analytics

Complex Sport Analytics

Author: Felix Lebed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

This book is the first to combine principles from analytics, complex systems theory, multi-disciplinary diagnostics and sport performance analysis. It considers athletes, teams, and sport organizations in individual and team games as complex systems, and demonstrates how complexity studies can enrich analytics and give us a more sophisticated understanding of the causalities of winning and losing in sports. Part I introduces the basic categories of analytics and their uses in elite sport. Part II presents an original conception of sport analytics both as a complex of different kinds of processes and as a complexity-adapted view of human systems acting in sport performance and management. Part III considers the main principles of complex sport analytics, expanding the prism of complexity to include all levels of a sport organization from athletes, coaches and trainers to top decision makers, and suggests practical applications and simulations for cases of both individual and team sports. This is illuminating reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport analytics, performance analysis, coaching science or sport management.

SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training

SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

The SAS is probably the world's greatest elite military unit and its soldiers are renowned for their ability to cope when under great physical and mental stress. Now you can acquire the unique range of skills taught to members of the Special Air Service through the SAS & Special Forces Fitness Training. Written by an expert author, this book offers a total fitness programme for both body and mind. Special exercises and routines will help the reader improve strength, stamina and agility. There are also chapters on diet and nutrition, to help the trainee's body gain the maximum benefit from eating the right food and drink. The chapters on mental agility and self-defence teach the trainee to cope with the challenges of modern combat, the SAS way. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, SAS & Special Forces Fitness Training is an exhaustive, lively guide to achieving a level of fitness that will match the world's elite military soldiers.

Applied Core Conditioning

Applied Core Conditioning

Author: Alex Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

Applied Core Conditioning contains all the information necessary to help design, prescribe and programme core conditioning strategies for those who wish to remain well-conditioned and to prevent injury, and for those undergoing rehabilitation. The knowledge that eighty percent of us all will experience low back pain at some point in our lives should be motivation enough to take conditioning and preventative steps via an effective applied core conditioning programme. The book presents sport-specific solutions for exercise selection, with programme design, sets, repetitions and loading all discussed in detail, in addition to a chapter presenting six different case studies that reflect the challenges of rehabilitating debilitating injuries like prolapsed disc, pars defect and hamstring tendinopathy, amongst others. Effective rehabilitation strategies are presented in detail to provide an insight into recovery and strengthening concepts.