Books, PE News

Rugby technique, game sense and fitness

Developed by one of the game’s top coaches and endorsed by the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Games & Drills contains over 115 games and drills designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.

This book is packed with the most effective games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical challenges.

In addition, the detailed descriptions with accompanying illustrations will help you make the most of training sessions and ensure you are ready for game day.

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Books, Fitness News

A systematic guide to explosive plyometric power training

High-powered PlyometricsHigh-Powered Plyometrics is a systematic guide to explosive power training for athletes, coaches and strength and conditioning experts.

It explores the principles of high-intensity plyometric training, power assessments and the development of both long and short-term conditioning programmes.

Detailed photo sequences, step-by-step instruction and intensity guidelines, all ensure correct technique for exercises designed to increase power in the core and both the upper and lower body.

These exercises can be incorporated into existing programmes, or adapted for sports such as football, basketball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News

Using periodized workouts to peak at the optimal time

Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes.

Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it’s not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determines an athlete’s conditioning level.

In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Tudor Bompa teams up with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at the optimal time.

Coaches and athletes across 35 sports will learn what works, why it works and when it works, both in the training room and on the practice field.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Seattle Seahawks adopt safer rugby tackling techniques

For many years rugby coaches studied and adopted many of the coaching techniques used by American Football coaches in order to get their players fitter and more tactically aware.

Now the compliment has bee repaid, with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll revealing that for the past four years tackling techniques used in Rugby have been adopted by his team.

This has been done in order to make the game safer by reducing head injuries, whilst still maintaining the physicality of the sport and without reducing his team’s defensive effectiveness.

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Academic News, Events

ICCE Global Coach Conference 2015

icce_logo10th ICCE Global Coach Conference
Vierumäki, Finland.

23rd to 25th August 2015.

The 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference will bring together coaches, coach educators, researchers, sport scientists, technical directors and sport administrators to address issues in coaching, to learn about new coaching research and to share experiences with the top coaching development experts in the world.

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