Sports Training Principles: An Introduction to Sports Science

Sports Training Principles: An Introduction to Sports Science

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By (author) OBE Dr. Frank W. Dick, Contributions by Professor Tim Noakes, Contributions by Dr. Penny Werthner, Contributions by Scott Drawer, Contributions by Vern Gambetta, Contributions by Cliff Mallett, Contributions by David Jenkins

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 228mm x 28mm | 800g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 147290527X
  • ISBN 13: 9781472905277
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 656,347

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This is the new, fully revised, sixth edition of this ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential. Written by world-renowned and highly sought after coach and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank W. Dick, with contributions from Professor JOhn Brewer (St Mary's University, Twickenham, UK), Dr Penny Werthner (University of Calgary, Canada), Dr Scott Drawer (RFU, UK), Vern Gambetta (Sports Training Systems), Dr Cliff Mallett and Professor David Jenkins (University of Queensland, Australia), and Professor Timothy Noakes (University of Cape Town, South Africa), this textbook comprehensively covers the core aspects of sports coaching which can be applied to all sports and disciplines. This new edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest theory and practice in sports training and coaching, with supplementary contributions from international experts. The book covers the key sports science topics: Anatomy and physiology; Biomechanics, Psychology; Nutrition; Performance Analysis; Training; and Coaching methods This is a highly recommended resource for students of applied sports science, sports coaching, sports development, PE teachers, fitness advisers, coaches and athletes.

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As one of the country's best and most consistently inspiring motivational speakers, Frank W. Dick OBE is the current President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as Chair (and architect) of the IAAF Academy. From 1979 to 1994 he was the British Athletics Federation's Director of Coaching, where he was widely acknowledged as and remains one of the outstanding sports coaches and coach mentors in the world. With a history of sporting excellence through coaching some of the best talent, he has coached tennis star Boris Becker, German figure skater Katrina Witt, golfer Justin Rose and racing driver Gerhard Berger and is now a motivational speaker. With contributions from: Professor John Brewer (St Mary's University, Twickenham, UK), Professor Timothy Noakes (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Dr Penny Werthner (University of Calgary, Canada), Dr Scott Drawer (RFU, UK), Vern Gambetta (Sports Training Systems), and Dr Cliff Mallett and Dr David Jenkins (University of Queensland, Australia).