British Cycling performance director quits

11 April 2014, 08:36

Dave BrailsfordBritish Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford has quit his role.

The 50-year-old joined the organisation in 2003 and has been credited with Great Britain’s success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Brailsford holds a similar position with pro-cycling outfit Team Sky and missed last month’s Track Cycling World Championships to focus on that role.

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Coaches everywhere – join us for a free webinar

13 February 2014, 13:13

pat-duffy“The International Sport Coaching Framework”
Presented by Professor Pat Duffy
Wednesday, March 26th, 3.00pm GMT

The International Sport Coaching Framework marks a watershed in the history of coaching globally by providing an internationally recognised reference point for the development of coaches.

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£750m extra for primary school sport in England

6 February 2014, 13:32

school sportsdayPrimary schools in England are to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

The direct funding scheme for school sport, announced last year, is going to be extended for a further five years.

Each year primary schools will continue to receive £8,000, plus £5 per pupil.

As well as promoting good health, Mr Cameron says, school sport has an important role in building “confidence and a sense of achievement”.

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Defining the role of the athletic administrator

23 January 2014, 09:04

Athletic Director’s Desk Reference is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for college and university athletic administrators.

Loaded with practical tools, this resource guides programme administrators in navigating their increasingly complex roles in athletic programmes of any size.

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New journal from Human Kinetics

17 January 2014, 11:03

ISCJHuman Kinetics is delighted to announce the launch later this month of a new journal. The International Sport Coaching Journal is the official journal of the Leeds-based, International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the official coaching education journal of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

With an editorial board composed of 10 professionals from six countries engaged in coaching, coaching education and coaching research, ISCJ is an all-inclusive medium that extends beyond the research community to encompass all coaches, both paid and unpaid, and full or part-time, with a view to expanding their knowledge in all facets of coaching.

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Half price eBooks

6 December 2013, 14:53

AdvantageRight now HK Rewards members in the UK, Europe and the Middle East are enjoying 50% off our bestselling ebooks, and a 30% discount on books.

If you are resident in the UK, Europe or the Middle East and you’ve not already done so, you should join HK Rewards for free today and you will get 30% off all books, ebooks and DVDs instantly and automatically.

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A coaches guide to the care and prevention of sports injuries

8 November 2013, 16:07

The coach is likely be first on the scene when an athlete falls ill or suffers an injury and must be prepared to take action in a medical emergency.

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.

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The blueprint for cross country success

4 November 2013, 11:18

Coaching Cross Country Successfully covers every aspect of how to build and maintain a successful cross country programme.

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.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €19.50
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The development and certification of coaches.

30 October 2013, 13:17

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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The ultimate resource for maximizing athletic performance

29 October 2013, 10:37

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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