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Volleyball success, just a step away

Volleyball: Steps to Success provides comprehensive instruction in a unique progressive format that will have you digging, blocking and racking up the kills in no time.

With 64 on-court drills and technical instruction for all of the game’s essential skills, you will become a well-rounded player capable of playing any position.

You will master individual skills such as serving, passing and setting through detailed skill instruction, court diagrams and full colour photographic sequences, before progressing to valuable tactics and strategies that will help you become an on-court leader for your team.

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New Pacing Website

We’ve all heard the advice “Pace yourself. Save energy and finish strong.” It sounds simple enough, so why is it so hard?

Why do even supremely conditioned elite athletes mismanage their energy supplies and fail to finish strong? Kevin Thompson, author of Pacing, has set up a website dedicated to the subject pacing in sport.
Visitors will be able to join in discussion forums, ask the author questions and generally learn more about this important topic.

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Tennis Coach Ireland National Conference

Tennis Coach IrelandTennis Coach Ireland National Conference
National Tennis Centre,
Dublin City University, Sept 28th.

This will be an “on-court” event, with practical presentations from the main speaker Kris Soutar on subjects ranging from coordination to footwork to mental aspects of tennis.

Kris will provide delegates with new and exciting ideas that they can use on court the next day, to make their own coaching as efficient and effective as possible. The Conference carries 75 points under the 2014 Continuous Professional Development Programme.

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Physical assessment of triathletes

Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity and training periodization which consists typically of doing particular workouts during the months, weeks and days leading up to a race.

But what if triathletes could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? Well that is the very promise made by Triathletes in Motion.

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High Performance Training for Sports special offer

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

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 >>

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See us at Global Coaches House

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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How to systematically develop sporting excellence

Long-Term Athlete Development describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional and national sport organisations.

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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