Acrobatics for Children & Teenagers
Paperback ISBN: 1782550135
This book teaches the basics of partner acrobatics with children and teenagers. It shows the reader how to organize practice sessions and arrange performances. A practical section presents simple acrobatic figures that have proved to be of value in practice.
My Life in Elite Gymnastics
Paperback ISBN: 0061351474
Fanciful dreams of gold-medal glory led Jennifer Sey to the local gymnastics club in 1976. A natural aptitude and a willingness to endure punishing hard work took her to the elite ranks by the time she was eleven years old. Jennifer traveled the country and the world competing for the U.S. National team, but the higher she set her sights—the world championships, the 1988 Olympics—the more she began to ignore her physical and mental well-being. Jennifer suffered devastating injuries, developed an eating disorder, and lived far from family and friends, all for the sake of winning. When her parents and coaches lost sight of her best interests, Jennifer had no choice but to redefine her path into adulthood. She had to save herself. Chalked Up delivers an unforgettable coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt not good enough and has finally come to accept who they were meant to be.
Grace, Gold & Glory
My Leap of Faith
Hardcover ISBN: 0310740614
Gold-winning US gymnast and Olympic All-Around champion Gabrielle Douglas tells her personal story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.
Skills - Techniques - Training
Paperback ISBN: 1847972470
Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques, or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport.
The Ultimate Guide for Coaches, Gymnasts and Parents
Paperback ISBN: 1600379486
"Gymnastics Psychology" takes a comprehensive look at the factors that are necessary for training champions while emphasizing concern for the athlete’s psychological status, regardless of the level of achievement. The easy-to-follow articles cover the interpersonal relationships of coaches and athletes, psychological issues pertaining to motivation and fear management, meet preparation and goal setting, as well as vital family, school and peer relationships. The authors provide definitive insight in the areas of psychological development and competitive behaviors that are critical to success.
Paperback ISBN: 1451608667
A record-making Olympics gymnast recounts the hardships that dominated her early career, describing her relationships with her parents and coaches, her humiliating public scorn by her father and the astonishing family secret that opened an unexpected chapter in her adult life. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
Over & Above
Trampoline Gymnastics Towards World Class Performance
Paperback ISBN: 1782550348
Physical Training Simplified
Hardcover ISBN: 0712356835
This handbook of physical fitness from the Edwardian age is both refreshingly practical and amusingly eccentric. Devoted to the sedentary workforce, dynamic good health is the aim—not giant muscles—and much care and attention is given to the crucial abilities of relaxation, flexibility and good breathing, as well as specific instructions for the strengthening of the arms, legs, hips and shoulders. Covering such topics as "How to Stand" and "How to Walk," the author also addresses "Sleeping at Will" through the process of "Self-Magnetizing," before explaining more advanced exercises such as "Dorsal Breathing" and ‘"The Liver Squeezer." If rugged health and fitness is your aim, then this book will unlock your natural vim and vigor.
Sport Psychology Library: Gymnastics
Paperback ISBN: 1885693176
This user-friendly manual focuses on the physical and the mental skills needed to handle challenging tennis situations with a cool head and a winning strategy. Specifically, the book addresses such crucial mental skills as building confidence, managing anxiety, improving concentration, working with your partner(s), and more. Each chapter includes drills visualizations and exercises that will help the reader enhance game performance and enjoyment. Anyone who loves the unique mental intensity of tennis will enjoy this book.