Books, PE News

The essential guide to volleyball

The Volleyball Coaching Bible presents the drills top coaches use for developing players at each position and offers insights on strategies for various match situations, including strategic serving, defensive schemes and decision making.

In addition to on-court do’s and don’ts, coaches will learn what it takes to establish a successful school, university and beach volleyball programme.

Setting programme expectations and tactics, building a positive and winning culture, recruiting the right way and running camps are all detailed in the book.

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Master the basics of pickleball

Fast, fun and competitive, pickleball is played using a wooden paddle bat and a lightweight plastic ball on a badminton sized court with a tennis net.

Pickleball Fundamentals is the first book written and endorsed by the USA Pickleball Association and it teaches the basics of the sport and proper execution of its essential skills and tactics.

Containing more than 40 drills and game-like activities, this book will speed learning and improve performance in what is claimed to be the world’s fastest growing sport.

If you’re an HK Rewards member, you get the ebook free when you buy the print copy.

Normal Price: £15.99 I €22.40
HK Rewards: £12.79 I €17.92

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Rio 2016 Olympic torch unveiled

Rio Olympic Torch

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff and Olympic torch

Rio 2016 has revealed its design for the Olympic Torch and the route for the Torch Relay, 399 days before the Opening Ceremony is due to take place.

The unique design of the Torch incorporates “Brazilian flair,” officials claimed.

It aims to reflect the unprecedented meeting between the legendary Olympic flame and the human warmth of the Brazilian people, they said.

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The principles of safe dance practice

Every dancer of every age, ability and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing and be encouraged to achieve their potential without risk of harm to body or mind.

Practical information on all aspects of safe practice that is not too simplistic or complex has not always been easy to find – but that is all about to change.

Safe Dance Practice takes a multidisciplinary approach to the components of dancing safely, integrating principles without compromising dancers’ artistic creativity and expression.

With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the dance profession, the authors translate extensive research and evidence-based practice in order to present the essential principles of safe practice.

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Funding awarded for Youth Sport Trust ‘My Personal Best’ programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced funding for a new Youth Sport Trust programme that will teach life skills through PE.

‘My Personal Best’ will develop PE lessons and resources to build in young people the essential character traits that help them succeed and enhance employment prospects.

The programme, to be evaluated by Loughborough University, will be run in 25 secondary schools, train 150 teachers and reach 9,000 young people.

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