SportsVision: Training for Better Performance offers an innovative, dynamic programme to teach athletes to recognise and enhance their visual abilities. This cutting-edge book provides coaches, athletes, sports medicine professionals and parents with more than 50 sports vision training exercises and activities.
In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Liverpool Football Club had become the most consistently successful team in England. And the most passionately supported club.
Presents the training timetable used by Olympic gold medalists and champions in all types of sports. This book presents the author's scientifically based principles and how to apply them to optimally train athletes' energy systems for their sports and for their roles in those sports.
This work is a guide to building athletic performance. It follows the same progression as a sound conditioning programme, first testing and building up the nine essential fitness components, next tailoring the training exercises and drills to the development of sport-specific performance factors.
Exploring the nature of coaching, this text covers: educational concepts in coaching; coaching, teaching, and leadership; athletes' learning; coaching communities and the social process; reflective practice; mentoring; and developing expert coaches.
This text explains sport; science medicine, pedagogy, development, psychology, physiology and much more from a dedicated coaching perspective. Case studies and real life coaching examples are used to demonstrate theory in practice.
After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, the author sets out to discover what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. He moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to school, the food, the altitude, or something else?
Aimed at players and coaches who are looking to improve their game. This book teaches the reader basics of the sport up through to an advanced level in: throwing and catching, offensive and defensive skills, drills for individual and team skills, simulations and strategies for playing the sport.
Provides you with physical education for young people with disabilities and helps them get the most out of their sport participation. This title also provides physical education teachers the information they need to develop high quality programmes for people with unique physical education needs.
Written by a coach for coaches across various sports, this title blends the research and accepted practices in the sport sciences with practical advice from seasoned coaching veterans and offers students as well as new and experienced coaches a comprehensive guide to various aspects of coaching.
For the enlightened teacher, assessment can be a powerful tool for informing teaching decisions, improving learning and helping achieve learning standards. This title shows teachers how to develop assessments and gather information that helps monitor student progress, structure effective lessons, and make grading more accurate and systematic.
Enables new students to understand the basic concepts of sport skills acquisition. This book contains chapters that cover important theoretical background and show how this theory can be applied through practical examples from the world of sport. It is aimed at students and teachers in physical education, sport studies and sports science courses.
Explains why children cannot be seen as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that achieve results but that also take into account the best interests of the child. This book is suitable for students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.
Examines the information which is perceived by the human visual system and the way it is utilised to support actions in sport. This book focuses on the diversity of sport-related studies. It covers: cognition in action - indirect theories of perception and action; direct theories of perception and action; and, skill acquisition in sport.