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.
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?
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.