In an era when parents and kids are overwhelmed by a sports-crazed,
win-at-all-costs culture, here is a comprehensive guide that helps
parents ensure a positive sports experience for their children. In
Whose Game Is It, Anyway? two of the country's leading youth sports
psychologists team up with a former Olympic athlete and expert on
performance enhancement to share what they have gleaned in more
than forty years of combined experience.
The result is a book unique in its message, format, and scope.
Through moving case studies and thoughtful analyses, Ginsburg,
Durant, and Baltzell advocate a preventive approach through a simple
three-step program: know yourself, know your child, know the environment.
They look at children in age groups, identifying the physical,
psychological, and emotional issues unique to each group and clarifying
what parents can expect from and desire for their kids at every stage.
They also explore myriad relevant topics, including parental pressure,
losing teams, steroid use, the overscheduled child, and much more.
Illuminating, impassioned, and inspiring, Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
is required reading for anyone raising—or educating—a child who
participates in sports.
Whatever sport it is, people always think they know better than the coach. Musa Okwonga breaks down the job of soccer management into its different components and shows exactly what skills the great coaches have. He interviews a number of key managers on the scene and provides essential tips for fantasy soccer success.
Musa Okwonga is an award-winning writer from south London. He is a regular blogger for The New York Times.
As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing--whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test--can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks--and sometimes even new careers--to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. Blending firsthand interviews and advice from professional athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches, Win at Losing reveals how renowned figures--from Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Lucci to golfer Greg Norman and politician Michael Dukakis--have prevailed and even triumphed in the aftermath of loss, humiliation, and rejection. In showcasing the ways our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities, this lively and moving guide asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.
Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. In this book he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles, and is now shaping his program with the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.
Carroll developed his unique coaching style by trial and error over his career. He reveals how his recruiting strategies, training routines, and game-day rituals preserve a team's culture year after year, during championship seasons and disappointing seasons alike.
Win Forever is about more than winning football games; it's about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. He has helped troubled kids on the streets of Los Angeles through his foundation, A Better LA. His words are true in any situation: "If you want to win forever, always compete."
Lee Rose has been one of basketball's most knowledgeable and respected coaches over the past 50 years at the high school, college, and professional levels. Winning Basketball Fundamentals presents his proven program for success, the same one he used in taking teams from two different colleges to the Final Four.
From offense to defense to transition play and special situations, Rose covers every tactical facet of the game and adds his insights for improving execution in each. He presents popular offensive systems--the Triangle, LA, Flex, Dribble Drive, and Motion--as well as man-to-man and zone defensive schemes, with suggestions for when and how to deploy and adjust them.
Rose also teaches all the essential individual skills required for performing those tactics proficiently and consistently, with special tips for executing when the game is on the line. Perimeter- and post-specific instruction and drills will help players build on their skills through practice.
Coach Rose also shares his Performance Rating System--a tool he's used time and again to develop some of the game's top players. Rose explains not only how to identify strengths and weaknesses but also how to use that information to maximize the potential of individual players and the team.
Flashy and fluke plays might be fun to watch, but you can't build a successful season or career on them. Winning Basketball Fundamentals is the proven formula for developing the solid individual skills and team tactics you can count on game after game.
Winning Fights focuses on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts and proceeding to the modern era. This book is for pugilists seeking an edge in competition as well as soldiers and law enforcement officers facing conflict. Like The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, however, many of its lessons also apply to the world of business and negotiation.
Dr. Stephens looked beyond the technical to the conceptual and found that winning fights requires twelve core principles: preparation, awareness, commitment, lethality, efficiency, discipline, power, focus, fierceness, surprise, timing, and fortitude.
This book features:
- Twelve principles for winning fights
- A survey of Eastern and Western traditions
- An intelligent yet accessible discussion of these concepts
With this book you will
- Learn to see beyond fighting tactics, which change, to fighting principles, which endure
- See your training in powerful new ways
"Winning Fights is based on principles, not techniques," Dr. Stephens writes. "Technique is important, but techniques change, adapt, and evolve. Principles are timeless."
In Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play, renowned coach Bill Ramseyer shares the expertise and insights that have guided his teams and players to success at every level of the sport. With instruction for every key technique and tactic, as well as accompanying drills and special tips for executing them when the game is on the line, you'll find all the tools you need to develop the skills, discipline, and consistency for winning football week after week.
Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play covers both sides of the ball, special teams play, player development, and game planning. You'll learn how and when to use offensive formations such as the shotgun, single back, power I, and empty back as well as dominating defensive sets such as the 4-3, 3-4, nickel, and dime.
From assembling your staff to assigning player positions, this book provides you with the information, drills, and plays that will help you transform your team into a championship contender. Before you take to the sidelines, let Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play give you the tools you need to bring home the wins
If you're looking for a guide to strength training that addresses your needs--not your boyfriend's or husband's--then look no further A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength is created for women, by a woman. Designed to target the unique ways your body works and reacts to exercises, this resource will produce the lean and well-toned physique that you seek.
Nationally recognized and sought-after personal trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick has packed over 100 of the top exercises for women into this single resource. As a featured writer for popular publications such as Shape and More magazines, Lewis-McCormick makes it easy for women of all ages and abilities to transform their bodies, and she does so by providing progressive training programs while putting common training myths to rest. From free weights and TRX suspension training to foam rollers and exercise balls, this book has the workouts to fit your plan.
Whether you're looking for a complete body transformation or simply looking for an easy way to gain strength and definition, A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength is your guide to the strong, sexy, and toned body you want.
With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, Women's Strength Training Anatomy provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each exercise, like an X ray of the body in motion.
Are there definite anatomical differences in the way men and women should build their bodies? According to the best-selling author and illustrator of Strength Training Anatomy, the answer is an overwhelming yes Exercise variations based on a woman's unique anatomical features are also covered, helping to isolate muscles and make each exercise more effective.
Make your workouts work harder for you If you work out to strengthen and shape your body or if you help women get stronger and more defined, this is one book you need for understanding the female form and getting the most from your exercises.
A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers
No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success."
Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports has written the definitive biography of Wooden, an unflinching portrait that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. Davis shows how hard Wooden strove for success, from his All-American playing days at Purdue through his early years as a high school and college coach to the glory days at UCLA, only to discover that reaching new heights brought new burdens and frustrations. Davis also reveals how at the pinnacle of his career Wooden found himself on questionable ground with alumni, referees, assistants, and even some of his players. His was a life not only of lessons taught, but also of lessons learned.
Woven into the story as well are the players who powered Wooden's championship teams - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Walt Hazzard, and others - many of whom speak frankly about their coach. The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.