Advanced Drills & Goalie Drills for Hockey
Paperback ISBN: 0973768185
Book four of this four-book series by former Edmonton Oilers defensive star Dr. Randy Gregg contains team drills for teaching power plays and penalty killing for using odd-man situations to your team's advantage, transition plays from offensive to defensive strategy, goalie drills and games for putting the skills learned into play.Each book has:
International Perspectives on High Performance Rowing
Paperback ISBN: 1472912330
Advanced Rowing brings together a selection of leading experts in the sport of rowing, including international head coaches from Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark, who have all coached crews to Olympic gold medals. Distinguished club and university coaches contribute from across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Between them, these coaches work with the top national level athletes in their countries and specialize in preparing them to an international competitive standard. In this book coaches reveal key features that they believe explain why they have achieved a consistent level of success, including: - Training programs to promote skill and fitness - Motivating and inspiring athletes - Creating successful training environments - Selecting athletes and talent identification - Making use of other experts (e.g. sport scientists, physiotherapists, dedicated strength and conditioning coaches) Advanced Rowing is an essential resource for any rowing coach, providing an overview of the general environments that support high performance domestic and international rowing programs, and describing the range of strategies that elite rowing coaches use to help develop a successful rowing team from school to club to international level.
Advanced Sports Nutrition
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1450401619
Sports nutritionist Benardot (Georgia State U.) offers a guide that helps athletes, coaches, and sports medicine professionals understand the nutritional needs for becoming conditioned for a sport and how to do so in a way that lowers common activity-associated health and injury risks. He describes nutrition sources (energy nutrients, vitamins and minerals, fluids and electrolytes, and ergogenic acids); the nutritional aspects of optimal performance, including gastrointestinal function and energy delivery (a new chapter), nutrient and fluid timing, oxygen transportation and utilization, and strategies for anti-inflammation and muscular health (a new chapter); factors affecting nutrition needs, such as travel, high altitude, gender and age, and body composition and weight; nutrition strategies for high-intensity bursts and power and endurance; and nutrition plans for speed and power sports, endurance sports, and combined power and endurance sports. In addition to the new chapters, this edition has updated diet plans and more sport-specific examples. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Advances in Rugby Coaching
An Holistic Approach
Paperback ISBN: 1138805734
"Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one majorinternational sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education"--
One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Hardcover ISBN: 161219415x
In a searing manifesto sure to enrage at least half the nation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football On any given Sunday, football functions more like a national religion than a sport. But simply put: the game isn’t good for us. Medical research confirms what the grim headlines keep reporting: football causes brain damage. Beloved Hall of Famers are now suffering from dementia, and taking their own lives. Children and teenagers are susceptible to the same sorts of injuries with the same long-term results. But football’s psychological and economic hazards—though more subtle—are just as profound. In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: • What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry? • How did a sport that causes brain damage become the leading signifier of our institutions of higher learning? • Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.
Aikido Weapons Techniques
The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido
Paperback ISBN: 480531429x
Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual. Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills. Building on the authors' belief that no empty-hand system is complete without weapons training, Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use both as a training tool to better illustrate aikido principles, and as a self-defense against weapon attacks. It focuses on the three primary weapons used in aikido: - Ken—the wooden sword - Jo—the wooden staff - Tanto—the wooden knife A complete discussion of each armament is included, with descriptions of the stances, grips, techniques, forms, defenses, and training appropriate for each. With over 200 step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, this aikido book provides an in-depth exploration of weapons use in aikido—from its spiritual implications to technical theory and practical application.
Ajax Training Sessions
Paperback ISBN: 1591640806
Anatomy of Core Stability
Paperback ISBN: 1770851704
A strong, stable core is the foundation of virtually all physical efforts. Pilates and yoga practitioners as well as dedicated athletes are familiar with the concept of "core stability." They understand its importance in achieving and maintaining superior fitness. A strong and stable core improves athletic performance, increases power and endurance, reduces stress on the body and minimizes the chances of injury. It helps to improve balance and posture, alleviates back pain and minimizes fatigue. Even everyday actions are easier, whether climbing stairs or lifting a box or holding a baby. The muscles most responsible for core stability run the length of the trunk and torso. They include the famous "six pack" abdominal muscles, the muscles that underlie the spinal column and neck and which help to rotate the back, the oblique muscles, and the muscles of the hips and thighs. Exercises designed specifically to address these muscles are the only way to build a stable core. Anatomy of Core Stability features such exercises. They are designed to work the entire core musculature, from the major muscles in the abdomen, spine, lower back, torso, hips and thighs, which endure the greater effort, to the smaller assisting muscles, which support the larger. Many exercises use inexpensive equipment such as a stability ball, medicine ball, free weights and wobble board. American Reference Books Annual praised this series' first book, Anatomy of Exercise, as "fascinating" and recommended it to "medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections." This latest addition to the series will prove equally commendable and is an important purchase. The "Anatomy of..." series has revolutionized how people can approach their fitness needs. The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes, elite competitors, trainers, physiotherapists, coaches, sport injury clinics, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, team doctors and specialist professionals.