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Organised for quick reference, Sport First Aid covers procedures for taking emergency action and if necessary providing life support; performing on the spot assessments; administering first aid for bleeding, tissue damage and unstable injuries; moving an injured athlete; and returning athletes to play.
Offering advice for coaches from primary school to university levels, the book explores the most important aspects of coaching a successful team.
The book goes beyond the physical aspects of running to describe other factors related to performance, such as motivating runners and getting athletes hooked on running, so that the team stays enthused about running every day.
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Each year, millions of individuals worldwide become coaches, yet despite their prevalence and influence, and the expectations placed on them, a systematic global effort to ensure coaches’ preparation for their posts is just taking shape.
The International Sport Coaching Framework is an adaptable platform for that movement, providing a common language and set of principles about coaching on which the worldwide sport community can agree.
Created by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), and Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU), the Framework represents a significant step toward establishing consensus.
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Also known as jump training, plyometrics are a group of exercises based on the principle of having muscles exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, with the intention of increasing both strength and power.
Plyometric training has become an important element in most sport conditioning programmes over the past two decades. This book provides science-based, and tested exercises and programmes to ensure optimal power with minimal risk of injury.
This comprehensive guide also includes sport-specific power training regimes for basketball, soccer, football, rugby and volleyball, and shows how to integrate those plans into a total athlete development programme.
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TEAM SIXTEEN aims to engage secondary school children who are not currently participating in sporting activity outside of regular physical education lessons and it also forms The FA’s Level 1 School Games offer.
The programme also provides leadership opportunities for pupils, encouraging students to be placed in organising roles.
This resource describes the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development.
By learning about LTAD, sport administrators and coaches will gain the knowledge and tools to enhance participation and improve performance and growth of athletes.
This is an essential guide to improving the quality of sport, developing high-performance athletes and creating healthy, active citizens.
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The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements separates fact from fiction, provides quick answers to the most common questions and concerns, and delivers trustworthy information.
It provides concise descriptions for 120 of today’s most popular supplements and details what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations and possible health concerns.
Available August 2013
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In addition to Murray’s Wimbledon triumph, the fine weather has certainly helped as well.
The challenge will be to keep that momentum going when the “Murray Effect” fades and the weather reverts to type.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph LTA commercial director Simon Long admitted the organisation would never have a bigger opportunity, or be under more pressure, to grow the game.
A recent experimental study published in the June issue of International Journal of Sport Communication examined the effects of coach verbal aggression on athlete motivation and perceptions of coach credibility.
Results revealed that athletes exposed to a verbally aggressive coach were significantly less motivated and perceived the coach as less credible than athletes who were exposed to a coach who used an affirming style.