Coaching Science

Author: Dan Gordon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445455X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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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.

Coaching the Rider

Author: Jane Houghton Brown

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632039319

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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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.

The Science of Equestrian Sports

Theory, Practice and Performance of the Equestrian Rider

Author: Inga Wolframm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136193413

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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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.

A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches

Author: Jeff Marcus

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461726530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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Jeff Marcus provides, in alphabetical order, the year-by-year coaching records for every pro major league coach in basketball history beginning with the American Basketball League (ABL), which formed in 1925 and was the first league to play in larger arenas on the East Coast and in the Mid West, then tracking the birth of the National Basketball League (NBL) from its onset in 1937 to its convergence 12 years later with the BAA, forming what we know today as the NBA. Brief but detailed biographical sketches are provided for every coach in these leagues.

Dressage

Author: Penny Dowdy

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778749783

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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.

The Baseball Drill Book

Author: American Baseball Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736050838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 309

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Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

The Adult Learner

Some Things We Know

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian M. Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361055

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Discover strategies that work with the adult learner! Based on the authors' 20 years of combined experience, this illuminating text examines the challenge of teaching adults and reveals what really works when leading professional development training for educators. Ideal for new and aspiring staff developers, this resource presents research-based adult learner theory and reviews assumptions about adult learners, principles that guide adult learning practices, and adult responses to change. The authors discuss all aspects of adult training, including: Roles people play in group processes The three-tiered change process The evolution of professional development models Levels of information transfer to the classroom

Collective Remarks

A Journey through the American Dressage Evolution: Where It's Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Be

Author: Anne Gribbons

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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A world renowned dressage judge and former US Olympic coach, Anne Gribbons has had the unique experience of living the trajectory of the evolution of dressage in the United States—and has always been willing to share her knowledge and guidance in her popular column in The Chronicle of the Horse. Now, the best (and sometimes the worst!) of Anne’s personal experiences over the course of almost 20 years are gathered into one immensely entertaining sourcebook of history, humor, and wit. Anyone with an interest in dressage, its controversies, and its most famous names will enjoy this collection of Anne’s columns; but their true value is in Anne’s ideas for improving our horses, our riders, and our ability to compete on the international scene with success and integrity in the years to come.

MX Champions

The Stars of the Show, Past and Present

Author: Stephen Timblin

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778739890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Notes the popular and most deocrated motocross cyclists from the 1960s to the current day.

A Horse Riders'Guide

Cavallo 7 -Horse & Rider Training

Author: Charmaine Cacciola

Publisher: Charmaine-marie Ivy Cacciola

ISBN: 1633181790

Category:

Page: 203

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This is a self help book, Horse Care, Horse sickness, Horse Training, Horse riding techniques, horse Procedures to help beginner horse owners. Help on the principles of horse riding all the basics, A great resource for the horse owner.

The Cyclist's Training Manual

Fitness and Skills for Every Rider

Author: Guy Andrews,Simon Doughty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408195380

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

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The Cyclist's Training Manual is the definitive guide to fitness for cycling, suitable for everyone from complete beginners looking to build fitness for their first charity event through to experienced cyclists looking to improve competitive performance. Starting with the basic components of fitness, this step-by-step handbook then guides you through everything you need to know to train and compete at your best, including how to organise your training, training methods, nutrition, health and how to avoid the most common cycling injuries. It also provides specialised training programmes and techniques for all cycling disciplines, such as road racing, time trials, mountain biking, sprint rides and challenge rides, as well as specific advice for novices, juniors, women and veterans. Quotes, tips and Q&A sessions from leading cyclists and team coaches are also featured.

Mountain Bike Master

Essential Skills and Advanced Techniques Made Easy

Author: Mark Langton

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897324358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Ride faster, better, and stronger with professional mountain bike skills guide Mark Langton. Mountain Bike Master is a practical and inspiring guide that begins with the fundamental skills like shifting, braking, and climbing. Simple moves such as correcting seat-height adjustment and learning how to best-shift when engaging a steep ascent add tons of fun and efficiency to any ride. Intermediate skills, including riding technical terrain, power wheelies, and cornering, zip readers into the next level of riding competence. Now sporting a wide grin and the confidence of nailing the basic and intermediate skills, readers transition into advanced skills such as jumps, bunny hops, and counter steering. After reading and putting Langton's lessons to practice, what once was a thigh-quivering lap around the park should now feel and look more like an iron-saddled grind up a steep mountain path. Today's demanding trails and high-tech bikes meet needs for speed, bumps, and thrills. Veteran mountain biker Mark Langton expertly guides and instills the confidence needed to get out there and have a great time while minimizing injury to self and bike. Headed into his 22nd year as a mountain bike trainer and guide, Langton and Mountain Bike Master take the guesswork out of quickly and safely mastering the art and science of cleanly rounding banked mountain curves and getting the most pedal for the metal with efficient riding basics.

Developmental Coaching

Working with the Self

Author: Tatiana Bachkirova

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238572

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

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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.'

The Coaching Bible

The essential handbook

Author: Ian McDermott,Wendy Jago

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515058

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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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.

Total Control

High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition

Author: Lee Parks,Erik Buell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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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.

Hung up ''A Fisherman's Sos''

Author: John C. Goodwin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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A Fishermans SOS This is a story about a 62 year old Rookie fisherman, Hung Up on fishing. A fishing story is like an iceberg of the human experience; ninety percent of it is beneath the surface. Past life experiences, historical significance and technical data are tied together to tell the authors story. Comradely, new friendships, natural beauties and everyday fishing adventures are touched on in both fresh and sea water journeys. If you want to know more about fishing, other than how big the fish was, Hung UP will take you there. Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau

Autobiography of a Freedom Rider

My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights

Author: Thomas Armstrong,Natalie Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757391710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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In the segregated Deep South when lynching and Klansmen and Jim Crow laws ruled, there stood a line of foot soldiers ready to sacrifice their lives for the right to vote, to enter rooms marked "White Only," and to live with simple dignity. They were called Freedom Riders and Thomas M. Armstrong was one of them. This is his story as well as a look ahead at the work still to be done. June, 1961. Thomas M. Armstrong, determined to challenge segregated interstate bus travel in Mississippi, courageously walks into a Trailways bus station waiting room in Jackson. He is promptly arrested for his part in a strategic plan to gain national attention. The crime? Daring to share breathing space marked "Whites Only." Being of African-American descent in the Mississippi Deep South was literally a crime if you overstepped legal or even unspoken cultural bounds in 1961. The consequences of defying entrenched societal codes could result in brutal beatings, displacement, even murder with no recourse for justice in a corrupt political machine, thick with the grease of racial bias. The Freedom Rides were carefully orchestrated and included both black-and-white patriots devoted to the cause of de-segregation. Autobiography of a Freedom Rider details the strategies employed behind the scenes that resulted in a national spectacle of violence so stunning in Alabama and Mississippi that Robert Kennedy called in Federal marshals. Armstrong's burning need to create social change for his fellow black citizens provides the backdrop of this richly woven memoir that traces back to his great-grandparents as freed slaves, examines the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the devastating personal repercussions Armstrong endured for being a champion of those rights, the sweet taste of progressive advancement in the past 50 years, and a look ahead at the work still to be done. Hundreds were arrested for their part in the Freedom Rides, Thomas M. Armstrong amongst them. But it is the authors' quest to give homage to "the true heroes of the civil rights movement . . . the everyday black Southerners who confronted the laws of segregation under which they lived . . . the tens of thousands of us who took a chance with our lives when we decided that no longer would we accept the legacy of exclusion that had robbed our ancestors of hope and faith in a just society."

Mister Coach

Author: Jp Fowler,Jp Jim Fowler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595364144

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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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.

AMARI AND THE PRINCESS

Author: Magdalene Attah

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491896566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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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)