Scottish Coaching Conference

29 July 2014, 12:02

Scottish_Athletics_LogoScottish Coaching Conference,
Emirates Arena Glasgow

20th to 21st September, 2014

A full weekend-long programme of seminars and practical workshops await delegates to the Scottish Coaching Conference, organised by Scottish Athletics.

For further information email Mary Anderson at mary.anderson@scottishathletics.org.uk


High Performance Training for Sports special offer

22 July 2014, 10:09

High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.

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Free Podcast on High Performance Training for Sports

14 July 2014, 16:26

PodcastDavid Joyce, joint author of High Performance Training for Sports has recorded Part One of a Podcast series based on the book, with Jeremy Boone (Coach Your Best). In the podcast David discusses his background and what inspired him to write this book? He details exactly who can benefit from the book and what he means by the concept of the modern athlete. He goes on to explain the difference between Movement Freedom and Movement Control and the relationship between low back pain and a hula hoop. The concept of ‘Injury as an Opportunity’ is also discussed as is why the psychology of injury is so important to address in a return to play programme. Listen to it now >>


McGeechan and Murray join line up at Global Coaches House

11 July 2014, 14:19

GCH logoGlobal Coaches House
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August 2014

Former Scotland and British Lions Coach Ian McGeechan and current British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray join an impressive list of leading coaching exponents supporting an eight day celebration of coaching during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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The development and certification of coaches.

4 July 2014, 14:22

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.

Price: £6.99 I €9.10

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See us at Global Coaches House

4 July 2014, 14:21

GCH logoGlobal Coaches House
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August 2014

Following on from the success of the Global Coaches House at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the exercise is being repeated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Bollettieri’s on the Beeb

23 June 2014, 16:29

Nick_BollettieriLegendary coach and bestselling HK author Nick Bollettieri is part of the BBC’s Five Live team of pundits at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Bollettieri shows no sign of slowing down and his contribution to world tennis is about to be finally recognised at a special ceremony on the 12th of July when will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Bollettieri is credited with developing many world-class players, including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce.

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Special Football edition of leading journal

5 June 2014, 15:16

IJSPP CoverTwelve stadiums, 32 teams, 64 matches, 736 extraordinary athletes, millions of spectators.

The biggest event in the sport of Association Football brings the excitement of the “beautiful game” to the forefront. Are football-related sport science research and support up to the task?

In honour of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this special issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) turns our attention to football-related sport science research.

The articles in this issue deal with various aspects of football physiology and performance, including the effect of air travel on performance, the influence of hot dry and hot humid conditions, fatigue, match analysis and training load monitoring.

£20.00 I €26.00

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Fatigue in footballers playing too many games

5 June 2014, 14:47

amateur footballAt certain times in a season, football players are required to play up to 3 competitive matches in a single week.

Previous studies suggest that the period of time between 2 consecutive weekly games is adequate for complete recovery and to maintain subsequent physical performance.

What has never been previously researched is the effect on players of undertaking this frequency of games over an extended period of time.

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Football coaching for primary schools

4 June 2014, 11:28

Youth Soccer Drills is an indispensable tool for coaching young footballers aged five to twelve. It contains over 100 drills and games to make training sessions more fun and productive.

Through these practice activities, even novice coaches will soon have young players mastering the essential skills of movement, dribbling, passing, shooting and heading.

Youth Soccer Drills will make practice more productive, put the fun back into fundamentals and help young players execute skills and tactics at the appropriate stage.

Normal Price: £12.99 I €16.90
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £10.39 I €13.52

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