Coaching the Rider

Author: Jane Houghton Brown

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632039319

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 5680

The definitive text on teaching the rider, this book covers all aspects of teaching technique including beginner riders, examination candidates and professionals competing up to international level. Areas covered include a history of riding instruction, teaching and coaching as a career, designing lesson plans, communication and people skills, goal setting and achieving that goal, psychology of teaching and how people learn, the horse/rider relationship, teaching the disabled, children and beginner adults, coaching for competition and overcoming nerves and rider limitations. The book starts with the theory and psychology of teaching and learning and moves on to teaching the beginner and pony and riding club work, followed by training the individual to improve riding skills for examinations or competitions.

Coaching Science

Author: Dan Gordon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445455X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 9867

Coaching is an increasingly important area of sports science courses, and this text provides accessible and up-to-date coverage of this key topic. Modern coaches need to be applied scientists who keep abreast of research and are able to apply a multidisciplinary understanding to their practice. The book therefore examines coaching in terms of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, as well as perennial issues such as athlete motivation, nutrition, design of training programmes, talent identification, monitoring and ethics. Written by an author who combines academic expertise with high-level practical experience, the book successfully links theory with case studies.

The Science of Equestrian Sports

Theory, Practice and Performance of the Equestrian Rider

Author: Inga Wolframm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136193421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7552

The Science of Equestrian Sports is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the rider in equine sport. While most scholarship to date has focused on the horse in competition, this is the first book to collate current data relating specifically to riders. It provides valuable insight into improving sporting performance and maintaining the safety of both the horse and the rider. Drawing on the latest scientific research, and covering a wide range of equestrian disciplines from horseracing to eventing, the book systematically explores core subjects such as: physiology of the rider sport psychology in equestrian sport preventing injury biomechanics and kinematics coaching equestrian sport the nature of horse-rider relationships This holistic and scientific examination of the role of the horse rider is essential reading for sport science students with an interest in equestrian sport and equitation. Furthermore, it will be an invaluable resource for instructors, coaches, sport psychologists, or physiologists working with equestrian athletes.

The Coaching Bible

The essential handbook

Author: Ian McDermott,Wendy Jago

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515058

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9563

The Coaching Bible is a practical and inspiring new book from the UK's top coaches Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago, authors of The NLP Coach and Your Inner Coach. Coaching has become an integral part of our lives, but people still need to know how to make the most of what coaching can offer. The Coaching Bible is the only book on coaching that you need. It offers unique, valuable and expert advice to help you if: You are thinking about getting a coach to help you become more effective; You commission coaching to develop other people; You are considering becoming a coach yourself; You are already a coach and want to extend your knowledge and your skills; You want to learn how to adopt a coaching approach to your own life. This is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the key principles and techniques that make coaching one of the most powerful and exciting tools for furthering personal and professional effectiveness. It explains what works and why and includes a new coaching model to benefit everyone.


Author: Penny Dowdy

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778749783

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4249

Dressage introduces readers to the basics of the dressage competition, often referred to as "horse ballet." Horse-lovers will appreciate the clear text detailing the history and rules of the sport. Text is accompanied with beautiful photographs and informative diagrams.


Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878044048

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 3274



Author: Magdalene Attah

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491896566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4262

This literary work by MAGDALENE OTUNSHA ATTAH reflects the purity of thought and the innocence by which a child sees through the environment. Magdalene Otunsha Attah, at the young age of 12 has translated her short life experiences into a book AMARI and the PRINCESS, and that puts her in the enviable league of Child Prodigies with an eye for the future. The book, AMARI AND THE PRINCESS is a compilation of short stories, thematic in structure and captivating in its simplicity. The setting, the rural simplicity of a village life shows her passion not only for literature but for life in its purest natural form free from the manipulations of modern life. This voracious reader leaves no one in doubt that this is just her beginning and that she has a lot more to offer to the literary world in the fullness of time. Amari and the Princess is a story of the folly in treachery, reward for humility, and how steadfast honesty eventually led to the triumph over poverty by the lowly. The book is a must read for every child and any parent desirous of raising a complete child. Kalu Otisi, veteran broadcast journalist and lawyer, former Head of News, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA International) and currently Head of External Relations, Nigeria Petroleum Development Trust Fund (PTDF)

A Tale of Two Cities

illustrated world classic

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9350838818


Page: 127

View: 364

It is a story of two cities of Europe. In 1799 A.D., the French Revolution started. Some people were caught by the Revolutionaries on the plea that they were traitors of France. They were executed by the Revolutionaries, just like King Louis XVI and his loyal commanders. This is a touching story. It is one of the best novels by Charles Dickens.


With Anecdotes of the Road

Author: Lord William Pitt Lennox

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett


Category: Coaching (Transportation)

Page: 307

View: 5069

Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road In 1784 I read of the Edinburgh diligence, horsed with a pair, which set off daily from the "Saracen's Head," in the Gallowgate, Glasgow, at seven o'clock in the morning, and arrived at Edinburgh at eight o'clock at night. This conveyance stopped at Cumbernauld for an hour and a half in order to give the passengers time for breakfast, and again for the same time at Linlithgow for dinner. A third stoppage took 22place in order that the passengers might enjoy their tea, when they again proceeded on their road, and were finally set down safely in the Grassmarket of Edinburgh at eight o'clock at night. About this period there was a ponderous machine with six broad wheels, and drawn by eight horses, called the Newcastle waggon. In addition to passengers, it generally carried a great portion of the Glasgow linen and cotton manufactures to the London market. It travelled at the rate of twenty-five miles a day, and was three weeks upon the road between Glasgow and London, resting always upon the Sundays. At that time the best mode of conveyance from Glasgow to the English capital was by a trading vessel from Borrowstounness; and so remarkable was a sight of London considered in Glasgow, that a worthy citizen who bore the same Christian and surname as another friend was, after his return from London, distinguished as "London John." The use of stage-coaches rapidly extended itself, and there was scarcely a town through which some stage-coach did not pass. After a time, the heavy six-inside lumbering vehicle gave way to the light four-inside fast coach; and from 23the year 1825 until the introduction of railways, nothing could exceed the "turns out" on the principal roads. In 1833 the distance between London and Shrewsbury (one hundred and fifty-four miles), Exeter (one hundred and seventy-one miles), and Manchester (one hundred and eighty-seven miles) was done in a day. The Mail to Holyhead performed the journey (two hundred and sixty-one miles) in twenty-seven hours, and that to Liverpool (two hundred and three miles) in twenty-one hours. The journey to Brighton was accomplished at the rate of twelve miles an hour, including stoppages, and the Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Oxford, and Cambridge coaches were famed for their excellent arrangements.

The American Boy's Handy Book

Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities

Author: Daniel Beard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318974

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8049

Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects — from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.

Developmental Coaching

Working with the Self

Author: Tatiana Bachkirova

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238572

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

View: 3794

Introduces a new theory of developmental coaching and a new framework for coaching practice, exploring puzzling and debated aspects of human nature, such as 'self', 'free will' and 'psychological evolution.'

Total Control

High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition

Author: Lee Parks,Erik Buell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2432

A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Shadow Ride

Author: Tamara Williams

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550286830

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7542

As Bronwen trains for the North American Young Riders' Championships, she must find a balance between her desire for success and acceptance of herself and others.

The Doper Next Door

My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Author: Andrew Tilin

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438757

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7833

What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren’t the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do folks get them? Does the stuff really work? But these controversial drugs often silence their users, and so his queries might have gone unanswered had Tilin not looked in the mirror and succumbed to curiosity. Soon wielding syringes, this forty-something husband and father of two children becomes the doper next door. During his yearlong odyssey, Tilin is transformed. He becomes stronger, hornier, and aggressive. He wades into a subculture of doping physicians, real estate agents, and aging women who believe that Tilin’s type of legal “hormone replacement therapy” is the key to staying young—and he often agrees. He also lives with the price paid for renewed vitality, worrying about his health, marriage, and cheating ways as an amateur bike racer. And all along the way, he tells us what doping is really like—empowering and scary.

The Breakaway

Author: Nicole Cooke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471130363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 4116

THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR A retirement statement from a sports star rarely causes a flicker, but Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her bike: giving it her all. The contrast could not have been greater - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster backed by many corporate sponsors and feted by presidents, was about to deliver a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a young woman from a small village in Wales took aim. She too had been a cyclist, the only rider ever to have become World and Olympic champion in the same year, and the first British cyclist to have been ranked World No.1, but as a woman in a man's sport, her exploits gained little recognition and brought no riches. She too had ridden through this dark period for the sport when drug-taking was everywhere. Nicole Cooke spoke up for those who had taken a very different path to Lance and his team-mates. In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke reveals the real story behind British cycling's rise to global dominance. With a child's dreams of success, she left home at 18 to pursue her goals in Italy. Broken contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous injury and drugs cheats were just some of the challenges she faced, even before she lined up to take on her opponents. The Breakaway is a book that will not only inspire all those who read it, but which also asks some serious questions about the way society regards women's sport.

'Mister Coach'

Author: J. P. “Jim” Fowler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595808484

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1077

At the age of thirty-three, Paul marries Martha and embarks on a lifelong adventure with the girl of his dreams. The couple lives the good life until the Great Depression and the affects of Prohibition bring them financial ruin. Leaving the family ranch, Paul begins working as a counterman at a local farm supply store to make ends meet. Unable to have children, Paul and Martha start volunteering at various youth activities. But Paul's greatest love is coaching youth baseball teams. A small, timid man and a natural-born leader, Paul brings out the best in his young players by reminding them, "Ya gotta try." Even after his players grow up and start families of their own, they continue to rely on Paul for advice and support. When Martha suffers a series of strokes, Paul has to quit coaching after his team wins the state championship. But that doesn't stop him from continuing to be the mainstay in many of his players' lives, proving that a man doesn't have to be big to make a big difference.

Seven Deadly Sins

My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 5191

The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.