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Using experts from across the sports science fields, this book teaches readers the core concepts in a practical, easy to understand style, separated into four sections.

Author: Timothy Baghurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000024289

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 548

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Coaching for Sports Performance provides a practical overview of the many disciplines necessary to be an effective coach. Using experts from across the sports science fields, this book teaches readers the core concepts in a practical, easy to understand style, separated into four sections. Part I explains the fundamentals of effective coaching including the development of coaching philosophies, best practices for coaching effectively, how athletic technique matures, and what coaches can and cannot do in specific health-related situations. Part II provides practical ways to improve athletic performance where readers learn the fundamentals of biomechanics and how to use technology to analyze performance, the physiological functions and adaptations to exercise, how the body can be physically trained and properly fueled, and mental strategies to optimize athletic outcomes. Part III introduces the business side of coaching, the important responsibilities involved in sport management, and practical methods for marketing as well as working with the media. Last, Part IV offers specific strategies for coaching across age and skill levels. Chapters are split into youth and high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, and the nuances of coaching each level are explained. Being called "Coach" is an honor, but with this title comes the responsibility of being professional, knowledgeable, and effective. Coaching for Sports Performance provides the platform for becoming a successful coach and assisting athletes in achieving their potential. Coaching for Sports Performance provides a practical overview of the many disciplines necessary to be an effective coach.
2019-12-20 By Timothy Baghurst

The book includes a clear and rigorous explanation of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to all of the key training methodologies, including training for strength, ...

Author: Ian Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136975424

Category: Medical

Page: 724

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An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs. The book includes a clear and rigorous explanation of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to all of the key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility as well as plyometrics. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations. The book also includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists in every chapter, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the very highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.
2016-04-28 By Ian Jeffreys

Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.

Author: Brewer, Clive

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450424127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.
2017-01-17 By Brewer, Clive

The Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance is the first book to examine a broad span of performance and support issues in contemporary elite sport; including coaching, sports science and medicine, leadership and management, operating ...

Author: Dave Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351969833

Category: Medical

Page: 402

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The Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance is the first book to examine a broad span of performance and support issues in contemporary elite sport; including coaching, sports science and medicine, leadership and management, operating in different societies, living in the system as a performer, and future developments in the domain. The book is written by authors with elite-level experience, expertise, success, and status across individual and team sports, including football, NFL, track and field athletics, rowing, and rugby, in professional, Olympic, and other elite domains. The book also considers the integration of systems at micro to macro levels, from working with individual athletes to developing national organisations and policy, and features in-depth case studies from real sport throughout. This is an essential reference for any researcher or advanced student with an interest in elite sport or applied sport science, from sport injury and sport psychology to sports coaching and sport policy. It is also an invaluable resource for coaches, managers, administrators, and policy-makers working in elite sport, offering them a "breadth first" guide to how and why specialists may work together for maximum effect.
2019-05-14 By Dave Collins

This book focuses on sports performance.

Author: Kazuyuki Kanosue

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431553151

Category: Medical

Page: 388

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This book focuses on sports performance. According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, "performance" refers to "how well or badly a person, company etc. does a particular job or activity" and "high performance" describes "cars, computers etc. that are able to go faster, do more work etc. than normal ones". In the 100-m dash Usain Bolt is indubitably the fastest person in history and Javier Sotomayor, the world record holder in the high jump, has exhibited the highest level of performance in this event. In these contests, the index of sports performance is unitary; it is simply the time or the jumping/throwing distance. What is it that allows such performers to achieve the fastest running time or the highest jump? One of the topics covered in this book is an attempt to clarify some of the unique motor skills and/or physical abilities that underlie such high performances. This book comprises a compilation of updated reviews on performance in various sports, including both basic and applied research and is divided into three parts. The central theme of Part I is the brain. Basic research on human locomotion, motor imagery, and cognitive function are included in this part. In Part II, the focus is on basic information involving high performance in sports, including the athletes’ physiology, genetics, nutrition and biomechanics. In Part III, entitled “Performance and Coaching in Various Sports”, the latest findings involving skills and performance in individual sports are presented. These performances are thoroughly described and to the extent possible, explained utilizing observations that involve applied biomechanics, coaching science and information technology. In the e-book version, videos and images are available, which provide valuable information on movement in sports. This book will awaken a deeper and more sophisticated interest in exceptional sports performance, not only in specialists such as researchers, athletes, and coaches, but also in laypeople who enjoy participating in and watching sports.
2015-08-11 By Kazuyuki Kanosue

Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations.

Author: Ian Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343892

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 698

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An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs. Revised and updated for a second edition, the book continues to include clear and rigorous explanations of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and give detailed, step-by-step guides to all key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, flexibility and plyometrics. The second edition expands on the opening coaching section as well as introducing an entirely new section on current training methods which includes examining skill acquisition and motor learning. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The second edition sees this section expanded to include other sports such as rugby union, rugby league and American football. The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree-level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.
2021-03-30 By Ian Jeffreys

TOPICS COVERED: - Foreword by Debbie Love - Coaching cheerleading as a sport - Cheer coaching development tips - Cheerleading injury & prevention - Skill acquisition & development - Strength & endurance - Speed & power - Cardiovascular ...

Author: Jessica Zoo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1533562962

Category:

Page: 232

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UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL AND REACH FOR GOLD.The body knows no difference between a recognised sport at the olympics or what we do. All it cares about is the two and a half minutes and the months of gruelling training it goes through. All the body wants is to find the right balance between being pushed to a peak without being pushed beyond its capable of. BODY BEFORE SKILL is a brand new reference book for all coaches who want to dig into a deeper understanding of their sport and how to make the most of their athelete's potential."I see this book, as well as the full INTENSITY(tm) method enhancing any coach or programme who implements it into their curriculum. The results of training the whole body of the athlete will be forever. They will be strong adults physically and mentally who can deal with the punches life throws in their path. They will be healthier both inwardly and outwardly by learning proper nutritional and workout guidelines. I wholeheartedly endorse the Body Before Skill movement, INTENSITY(tm) as well as the creators of it. If your passion is to become the best coach, you can be this is a must for your library. I encourage all coaches to take the INTENSITY(tm) coach qualification. Please join me in my crusade to motivate athletes internally in a positive environment to become better athletes and people of high character and integrity." DEBBIE LOVE, USASF Hall of Fame"It's like the bible for cheerleading instruction. It summarizes and applies nearly 4 years of my undergraduate education and then applies is directly to the sport that I love. It's the most comprehensive cheerleading manual that I have seen on the market."JEFF BENSON, Sports Performance Psychologist"Body Before Skill gathers decades of expert knowledge and experience in sports science together in one place from the most respected contributors in the industry. It is the turn-key solution for optimizing your athletes performance for cheerleading and you can't find it anywhere else. It's been missing from our industry for years and now it's here. My experience with INTENSITY moved my own knowledge years ahead. I can't imagine having had access to a program like this when I was a young coach starting out. It can literally cut years off the learning curve. It's THE institute for higher learning for cheerleading coaches. It's cheerleading college."SHANE MONTGOMERY, Tumbling Director at ICE Allstars
2016-05-31 By Jessica Zoo

The book offers a comprehensive collection of cueing frameworks to help coaches better communicate with athletes in any sport.

Author: Nicklaas C. Winkelman

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781492567363

Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: 336

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The Language of Coaching examines how instruction, feedback, and cueing can have a significant impact on training and performance outcomes. The book offers a comprehensive collection of cueing frameworks to help coaches better communicate with athletes in any sport.

This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice.

Author: Matt Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317753957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by adventure sports coaches, such as the dynamic natural environment and the requirement to train athletes to levels of high performance outside of traditional structures of competition, and explores both key theory and best practice. The book covers key topics such as: Skill acquisition and skill development Models of learning and teaching Performance analysis Tactics and decision-making Training principles Mental skills techniques Goal setting and progression Risk management Each chapter contains applied examples from a range of adventure sports, including mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, and winter sport, as well as practical coaching techniques and a guide to further reading. Written by a team of authors with wide experience of coaching, teaching, researching and high performance participation in adventure sports, this book is invaluable reading for any student or practitioner with an interest in adventure, outdoor education, sports coaching or lifestyle sport.
2015-03-24 By Matt Berry

This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

Author: Stephen Rollnick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462541263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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The measure of a great coach is bringing the best out of athletes. This is the first guide to motivational interviewing (MI)--the proven approach to harnessing the power of conversations to build relationships and trust--for coaches, sport psychologists, training and rehabilitation specialists, and other affiliated staff. Revealing why conventional ways of giving feedback and addressing conflict are often counterproductive, the book presents tried-and-tested methods for getting through to athletes and helping them to thrive. Leading sport psychologists and MI experts--including MI cofounder Stephen Rollnick--provide effective strategies to fire up motivation, promote ownership of personal goals, address problem behavior on and off the field, enhance performance, and improve teamwork. Included are step-by-step examples and inspiring stories from coaches at all levels. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's reproducible quick-reference sheets on key MI skills. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
2019-11-13 By Stephen Rollnick

This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Author: David Joyce

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492584629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

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High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes. High-Performance Training for Sports features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation. Experts share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby. Combining the latest science and research with proven training protocols, High-Performance Training for Sports will guide you in these areas: • Optimise the effectiveness of cross-training. • Translate strength into speed. • Increase aerobic capacity and generate anaerobic power. • Maintain peak conditioning throughout the season. • Minimise the interference effect. • Design energy-specific performance programmes. Whether you are working with high-performance athletes of all ages or with those recovering from injury, High-Performance Training for Sports is the definitive guide for developing all aspects of athletic performance. It is a must-own guide for any serious strength and conditioning coach, trainer, rehabilitator or athlete.
2014-06-09 By David Joyce

The High-Performance Training for Sports Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the High-Performance Training for Sports With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

Author: David Joyce

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492592914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 456

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High-Performance Training for Sports changed the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance when first published in 2014. Now the second edition builds on that groundbreaking work with the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols, and programs for developing today’s athletes. High-Performance Training for Sports, Second Edition, features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching, and rehabilitation. This all-star team shares the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians, elite athletes, and teams from professional sport leagues around the world. In addition to fostering athletes’ speed, agility, jumping and landing capabilities, and anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, you’ll find six new chapters on programming for the in-season and off-season, learning and cueing, and having a positive impact on a training environment. Combining the latest science and research with proven training protocols, High-Performance Training for Sports will help you accomplish three critical goals for your athletes: Establish and develop resilience Cultivate athletic capabilities Enhance and sustain performance Whether you are seeking to maximize the readiness of high-performance athletes for a season or are assisting athletes who are returning to play after injury, this definitive guide provides the best advice and practices. High-Performance Training for Sports is an essential resource for those who wish to excel as a strength and conditioning coach, trainer, rehabilitator, or athlete. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The High-Performance Training for Sports Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the High-Performance Training for Sports With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
2021-09-09 By David Joyce

Filling an important gap in performance analysis literature, this book introduces the key concepts and practical applications of performance analysis for team sports.

Author: Pedro Passos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317577669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Filling an important gap in performance analysis literature, this book introduces the key concepts and practical applications of performance analysis for team sports. It draws on cutting-edge research to examine individual and collective behaviours across an array of international team sports. Evidencing the close relationship between coaching and performance analysis, it promotes a better understanding of the crucial role of performance analysis in team sports for achieving successful results. This book not only presents a variety of different ways to analyse performance in team sports, but also demonstrates how scientific data can be used to enrich performance analysis. Part one delineates the main guidelines for research in performance analysis, discussing the characteristics of team sports, coaching processes, variables characterizing performance and methods for team member interaction analysis. Part two drills down into performance analysis across a range of team sports including soccer, basketball, handball, ice hockey, volleyball and rugby. Performance Analysis in Team Sports is an essential companion for any course or research project on sports performance analysis or sports coaching, and an invaluable reference for professional analysts.
2016-11-10 By Pedro Passos

This is the new, fully revised, sixth edition of this ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential.

Author: Dr. Frank W. Dick O.B.E.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472905284

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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This is the new, fully revised, sixth edition of this ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential. Written by world-renowned and highly sought after coach and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank W. Dick, with contributions from Professor Timothy Noakes (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Dr Penny Werthner (University of Calgary, Canada), Scott Drawer (Athletic Performance Manager of Rugby Football Union), Vern Gambetta (USA Track & Field), Dr Cliff Mallett and Dr David Jenkins (University of Queensland, Australia), this textbook comprehensively covers the core aspects of sports coaching which can be applied to all sports and disciplines. This new edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest theory and practice in sports training and coaching, with supplementary contributions from international experts. The book covers the key sports science topics: Anatomy and physiology; Biomechanics, Psychology; Nutrition; Performance Analysis; Training; and Coaching methods This is a highly recommended resource for students of applied sports science, sports coaching, sports development, PE teachers, fitness advisers, coaches and athletes.
2014-12-11 By Dr. Frank W. Dick O.B.E.

This is the first book dedicated to the assessment of performance in field sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey and lacrosse.

Author: Christopher Carling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134091119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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What are the most effective tools, techniques and technologies available to coaches and sport scientists in the assessment of player and team performance? This is the first book dedicated to the assessment of performance in field sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey and lacrosse. It provides detailed and clear information about the laboratory and field-based methods that can be used to evaluate improvements in individual and team performance, from basic physiological assessment to the use of video and information technologies. Standing at the interface between sport sciences and sport coaching, the book examines a wide range of performance criteria, including: physiology strength, conditioning and fitness decision-making coordination and motor skills sport specific skills team play. Integrating cutting-edge theory, research and technology with best practice in applied sport science, this book is important reading for all students of sport sciences, kinesiology, human movement science, sports performance, or sports coaching. Christopher Carling is Head of Sports Science at Lille Football Club. Thomas Reilly is Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He is President of the World Commission of Science and Sports. A. Mark Williams is Professor of Motor Behaviour at the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.
2008-11-28 By Christopher Carling

This is the first book to present a critical sociological perspective of sports coaching and, as such, it represents an important step forward in the professionalization of the discipline.

Author: Robyn L. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135260064

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Sports coaching is a social activity. At its heart lies a complex interaction between coach and athlete played out within the context of sport, itself a socio-culturally defined set of practices. In this ground-breaking book, leading international coaching scholars and coaches argue that an understanding of sociology and social theory can help us better grasp the interactive nature of coaching and consequently assist in demystifying the mythical ‘art’ of the activity. The Sociology of Sports Coaching establishes an alternative conceptual framework from which to explore sports coaching. It firstly introduces the work of key social theorists, such as Foucault, Goffman and Bourdieu among others, before highlighting the principal themes that link the study of sociology and sports coaching, such as power, interaction, and knowledge and learning. The book also outlines and develops the connections between theory and practice by placing the work of each selected social theorist alongside contemporary views on that work from a current practicing coach. This is the first book to present a critical sociological perspective of sports coaching and, as such, it represents an important step forward in the professionalization of the discipline. It is essential reading for any serious student of sports coaching or the sociology of sport, and for any reflective practitioner looking to become a better coach.
2010-11-26 By Robyn L. Jones

Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance effectively solves those problems in this practical, user-friendly guide to performance-based evaluation.

Author: Fukuda, David H.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492559887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Many scientific sport assessment resources are difficult to understand, can be time consuming to implement, and provide data that are difficult to analyze. Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance effectively solves those problems in this practical, user-friendly guide to performance-based evaluation. A perfect resource for coaches and fitness professionals, Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance is a streamlined guide through the process of identifying appropriate tests for individuals or teams, making use of common low-cost equipment to administer the tests, interpreting data, adjusting training programs based on the results, and continually monitoring the training.
2018-12-05 By Fukuda, David H.

The third edition of the National Standards for Sport Coaches outlines the standards for quality sport coaching based on the latest research and practical work in coaching science and the varied fields of exercise science.

Author: Lori Gano-Overway

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284205572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

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The third edition of the National Standards for Sport Coaches outlines the standards for quality sport coaching based on the latest research and practical work in coaching science and the varied fields of exercise science. This useful resource outlines the standards which highlights the core responsibilities coaches should possess along with supporting competencies that provide insight into the knowledge and skills needed to support a quality amateur sport experience for athletes. Coaches, sport administrators, and coach educators and developers who are informed about core coaching responsibilities and competencies can improve the preparation, training, and evaluation of sport coaching. Ultimately the National Standards for Sport Coaches should assist in improving the sport experiences for all athletes and will elevate the profession of coaching.
2020-09-15 By Lori Gano-Overway

"This book analyzes several hot topics in scientific literature about individual and team sports performance.

Author: Daniel Castillo Alvira

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1536176087

Category: Human mechanics

Page: 302

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This book analyzes several hot topics in scientific literature about individual and team sports performance. To optimize the athletes' performance is necessary to understand several factors that could influence sportive success such as training and match loads encountered by players, individual physical performance, anthropometric characteristics and optimal recovery strategies after match-play. To better understand the training process, it is convenient to study the influence of contextual variables and initial players' level on the athletes' performances as well as the flexibility interventions and protocols. This knowledge allows coach staffs and physical trainers of players to establish an appropriate distribution of the training loads throughout each macrocycle during the competitive season. Additionally, this book focuses on cycling, one the most practiced sports around the world. Two chapters are prepared to bring both the amateur and professional practioners towards novel sport perspectives. Therefore, one chapter is based on leisure cycling and women's participation in Scotland, and another chapter is developed to improve the saffle height configuration of cyclists to achieve better performance. This collection offers novel evidence-based approaches for coach staffs and practitioners in order to optimize the training process in individual and team sports. The findings provided within the book could allow coaches and physical trainers to apply some of these results to their training methodologies and strategies to enhance better athlete performance, and consequently, better sportive success.

The book helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work.

Author: International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781718200999

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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While the impact of coaches on their athletes has been appreciated for more than a century, only recently have researchers reached a consensus concerning the key coaching principles and methods that consistently ensure the most positive outcomes for athletes and coaches. Sport Coaches’ Handbook presents this more holistic approach to coaching and provides possible applications to raise the quality of coaching around the globe. This groundbreaking reference is for aspiring coaches and current coaches across all sports and participation levels. Sport Coaches’ Handbook is authored and edited by leading international figures in coaching and coach development who have been selected by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). The book helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work. Coaches will find information and insights on numerous topics of critical importance to a successful coaching career: Employing ethical decision making with a systematic method to ensure choices are consistent with moral and professional guidelines Developing a coaching philosophy and evaluating how to define or sharpen that approach Promoting athlete development by enhancing athletes’ psychological and physical growth as well as technical and tactical performance Embracing the crucial characteristics that nurture effective leadership in coaching Each chapter features a practical exercise or self-evaluation that underscores specific points of emphasis and challenges coaches to reflect on their personal experiences and apply their newfound knowledge in their individual coaching contexts. In addition, motivational quotes and subject-related anecdotes about exemplary coaches are highlighted throughout the book to inspire coaches to be even more athlete-centered and successful leaders. The book’s internationally recognized contributors collectively represent more than 300 years of coaching experience and bring to the book their extensive knowledge of coaching. Sport Coaches’ Handbook is the clear choice for coaches and coach educators dedicated to developing and improving coaches and furthering the profession of coaching.

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