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Journal of the Month – International Sport Coaching Journal

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Our journal of the month for February is International Sport Coaching  Journal (ISCJ)Wade Gilbert PHD, the author of Coaching Better Every Season, is the Editor-in-chief for the International Sport Coaching  Journal. The journal has been in existence since 2008, the first issue of 2017 came out just last week. Continue reading

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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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McGeechan and Murray join line up at Global Coaches House

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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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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New journal from Human Kinetics

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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Are genes magic bullets for running success?

Kenyan AthletesRunners, coaches and exercise scientists often wonder whether running performances are determined primarily by genetic factors or by the environment.

If performances are indeed primarily shaped by genes, coaches and serious runners will begin using cheek swabs to learn what their DNA dictates about their running futures and gene doping could play a prominent role in elite competitions.

But according to Owen Anderson, author of the forthcoming Running Science, both genetics and environment play a vital role in determining running performance.

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Kind words better than the hair dryer treatment

Fergie and RonaldoTeam sports have become a vital informal learning setting in which athletes are taught, motivated and mentored by their coaches.

A recent experimental study published in the June issue of International Journal of Sport Communication examined the effects of coach verbal aggression on athlete motivation and perceptions of coach credibility.

Results revealed that athletes exposed to a verbally aggressive coach were significantly less motivated and perceived the coach as less credible than athletes who were exposed to a coach who used an affirming style.

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Presenting the three key facets of coaching

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.

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