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.
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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It covers a wide range of team and individual sports, including archery, table tennis, flag football, skiing, cricket and track and field. Plus, you’ll find a wealth of field-tested ideas for working with diverse learners in schools and communities.
Written for both experienced teachers and coaches and those looking to expand their skills, Play Practice offers them the knowledge and tools to improve their current methods of coaching and teaching.
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This is the culmination of the CoachNet project which has run over an 18 month period in 2012-13 and involved 13 partners from across Europe, investigating current practice and future options in the representation of coaches at various levels of the sporting system.
No single resource can convey everything that a coach should know and do, but Coaching Excellence does the next best thing by building on the basics to provide a wealth of information to enable coaches to become more adept.
Eighteen experts offer knowledge, research and insights that you can apply in working with your athletes, players and teams.
1. Roles and responsibilities of a coach. One size doesn’t fit all, so you will find several examples of successful coaches with quite varied personalities and skills.