Sports & Recreation

Athletic Development

Author: Vern Gambetta

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 299

View: 473

Athletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men's 1998 World Cup soccer team. The result is an information-packed, myth-busting explanation of the most effective methods and prescriptions in each facet of an athlete's physical preparation. Gambetta includes never-before-published and ready-to-use training approaches in - sport-specific demands analysis, - work capacity enhancements, - movement skills development, - long- and short-term training program progressions, and - rest and regeneration techniques. Athletic Development explains what works, what doesn't, and why. Gambetta's no-nonsense approach emphasizes results that pay off in the competitive season and reflect his work at the highest echelons of sport. Merging principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology with sports conditioning applications and four decades of professional practice, this is the definitive guide to performance-enhancing training.
Sports & Recreation

Athletic Development

Author: Caroline Heaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 274

View: 179

Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is an examination of the psychological factors that help or hinder the development of participants in sport. This includes influences such as families, coach-athlete interactions, and transitional episodes on an individual’s pathway in sport. This edited collection of topical chapters shines a unique psychological perspective on the athlete’s development through sport. It explores a range of contemporary themes that influence athlete’s development including: An introduction to athletic development which orientates a holistic, psychological perspective of the athletic development process. Social influences on athletic development, which explores the impact of varied social influences (e.g., coach, family, peers, school) on sports participation and performance from a psychological perspective. Athlete wellbeing, which explores various aspects influencing mental health and welfare as an athlete progresses through their sports career. The book combines key theory with illustrative case studies, to analyse the complexities of athletic development. It takes a critical perspective highlighting some of the debates and controversies in these areas and uses spotlight boxes in each chapter to focus on questions or topics of particular interest. Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is a key reader for all students in the fields of sport and exercise psychology, sport coaching, and related sport science subjects.
Sports & Recreation

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development

Author: Tudor Bompa

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 219

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development considers the large problem of training specialists working in isolation and builds a case for integrated periodization as conceived by Tudor Bompa. This book on periodization is the first of its kind to combine the concepts of training methodology, sports psychology, and nutrition in the discussion on periodization training. The book begins by defining periodization as a specific theory and methodology, historically detailing how the term was formally derived, differentiating it from the current view of periodization as a Russian concept. Next, the authors clarify some common misconceptions of periodization by integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on sports, nutrition, psychological preparation, and training methodology. Then the book explores sport-specific applications of integrated periodization, development of biomotor abilities, and long-term planning. A novel paradigm for viewing adaptation is introduced, moving past homeostasis to include allostasis, and one approach (Maximum Recoverable Volume) that may be used to more effectively manage fatigue is detailed. In addition, psychological preparation, the newly developed LMA (Learning-Modification-Application) approach, and nutritional principles are presented based on the periodization principle. Finally, the book includes a chapter on tapering strategies to peak athletes for competition using an integrated approach. Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development is a must-have for all trainers and athletes looking to better understand periodization and how to adapt it to training.
Pets

The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse

Author: Charles de Kunffy

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 297

Shows how to attain optimum performance in a dressage horse with exercises designed to improve suspension, collection, and changes of tempo and gait
Business & Economics

Long-Term Athlete Development

Author: Istvan Balyi

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 744

Long-Term Athlete Development describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional, and national sport organizations. 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 text offers the first in-depth and practical explanation of the LTAD model. Long-Term Athlete Development integrates current research on talent development and assessment into practice to help sport leaders plan athletic development across the life span or design detailed programs for a particular group, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities. Authors Balyi, Way, and Higgs—pioneers and veteran LTAD facilitators—critique current talent development models, discuss the limitations of the LTAD model, and demonstrate the benefits of LTAD as a new approach. By integrating knowledge of these models, readers are able to analyze their own programs and take steps to improve sport and coaching philosophies and reach adherence and performance goals. Explanations and visuals of concepts help readers understand the state of knowledge in talent identification and long-term athlete development. Chapter-opening vignettes offer examples of how the LTAD model can be used to alleviate common issues. Listings at the end of each chapter offer sources for further study, and reflection questions guide readers in applying the content. The text offers a logical presentation of current research: • Key factors that guide and shape the LTAD model, such as physical literacy, the differences between early- and late-specialization sports, and variations in trainability across the life span • Information on the time needed to develop excellence in sport and how periodization of training is related to the developmental stage of the athlete • The seven stages of LTAD, from development of fundamental movement skills to training for elite competition and the transition to lifelong physical activity • Considerations in the development of optimal programs for participants passing through each of the seven stages Long-Term Athlete Development is an essential guide to improving the quality of sport, developing high-performance athletes, and creating healthy, active citizens. It offers parents, coaches, and sport administrators a deeper understanding of the LTAD model, helping them create an enjoyable, developmentally appropriate environment for both competitive athletes and enthusiastic participants.
Sports & Recreation

The Warm-Up

Author: Ian Jeffreys

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 861

Athletes do not all train the same way, but it is rare to see any athlete—at any level—exercise or compete without warming up. Although the warm-up can take many forms, smart coaches and athletes know that the warm-up should be a part of any training session. The Warm-Up is the first book to describe the science of the warm-up and provide guidelines to maximize its effectiveness through the process of constructing effective RAMP-based warm-ups. The RAMP system—Raise, Activate, Mobilize, and Potentiate—looks at the warm-up not only as preparation for the upcoming session, but also as tool for athletic development that can cultivate the skills and movement capacities needed to excel in sport. RAMP has become a standard warm-up system recommended by the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and is included in professional resources developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Warm-Up provides a library of activities that can be used to maximize the effectiveness of warm-ups within the structure of the RAMP system. Coaches and athletes can incorporate activities to develop warm-ups that directly contribute to performance, or they can use one of five sample RAMP warm-up programs, which are appropriate for a variety of sports and athlete training levels. More than 160 diagrams and photos enhance the text and provide direction for the drills and exercises, and 17 video clips demonstrate movement patterns of the Raise phase. Plus, exercise and drill finders make it easy to find the exercises best suited for specific needs. It’s time to make the warm-up part of the long-term athlete development plan. The Warm-Up will help coaches and athletes use the RAMP system to make warm-ups a more effective part of training that contributes to better performance. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Warm-Up Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Warm-Up With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

Athletic Development

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 288

View: 633

Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is an examination of the psychological factors that help or hinder the development of participants in sport. This includes influences such as families, coach-athlete interactions, and transitional episodes on an individual's pathway in sport. This edited collection of topical chapters shines a unique psychological perspective on the athlete's development through sport. It explores a range of contemporary themes that influence athlete's development including; An introduction to athletic development which orientates a holistic, psychological perspective of the athletic development process. Social influences on athletic development, which explores the impact of varied social influences (e.g., coach, family, peers, school) on sports participation and performance from a psychological perspective. Athlete wellbeing, which explores various aspects influencing mental health and welfare as an athlete progresses through their sports career. The book combines key theory with illustrative case studies, to analyse the complexities of athletic development. It takes a critical perspective highlighting some of the debates and controversies in these areas and uses spotlight sections in each chapter to focus on questions or topics of particular interest. Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective is a key reader for all students in the fields of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Coaching, and related sport science subjects.
Sports & Recreation

Athletic Movement Skills

Author: Clive Brewer

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 987

The unifying theme of every elite athlete and every spectacular performance is movement. It’s the basis for what we recognize as athleticism. It’s the foundation for athletic skill and the essential ingredient to excellence. Athletic Movement Skills: Training for Sports Performance sets a new standard for athletic assessment and development. This authoritative work presents proven protocols for evaluating, correcting, training and translating athletic movement to athletic dominance. Combining the latest science and research with cutting-edge techniques and strategies, Athletic Movement Skills will show you how to - develop multidirectional speed and power for any sport and any position, - improve jumping and agility with effective plyometric progressions, - harness and apply power in critical game or match situations, - evaluate and correct posture and body position, - reduce injuries and expedite rehabilitation and - create functional strength progressions that will directly translate to on-field performance. Hundreds of photo sequences and illustrations plus 10 detailed exercise progressions depict how to refine and perfect speed, agility, strength and power-related movements and skills. Whether you are working with young or experienced, novice or elite athletes, Athletic Movement Skills is a must-have. It is the definitive development guide for anyone serious about sport performance.
Athletics

Sports Market Place

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Athletics

Page:

View: 341

The prmier reference book for everything and everybody related to the sports industry.
Sports & Recreation

The Athletic Skills Model

Author: René Wormhoudt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

View: 621

The Athletic Skills Model offers an alternative to dominant talent development theories in the form of holistic broad-based movement education, focusing on health and wellbeing. It places the emphasis on ‘physical intelligence’ – including attributes such as agility, flexibility and stability – through adaptable and varied training programmes, creating a skilled athlete before introducing sport specialization. The book sets out the scientific underpinnings of the ASM before going on to offer practical guidance on the content of the programme, how to adapt and vary the programme, and how to apply the approach to different age groups and sports. The ASM’s application in the youth development programme at AFC Ajax is explored in depth, before a future of talent development with an emphasis on athletic, rather than sport-specific, expertise is imagined. The Athletic Skills Model introduces an important and timely challenge to conventional wisdom in talent development and is a fascinating read for any upper-level student or researcher interested in youth development, skill acquisition, motor learning or sports coaching, and any coaches wanting to refresh their approach to talent development.

Reports

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 332

Periodization training

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development

Author: Tudor Bompa

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Media

ISBN:

Category: Periodization training

Page: 224

View: 514

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development considers the large problem of training specialists working in isolation and builds a case for integrated periodization as conceived by Tudor Bompa. The book begins by defining periodization as a specific theory and methodology, historically detailing how the term was formally derived, differentiating it from the current view of periodization as a Russian concept. Next, the authors clarify some common misconceptions of periodization by integrating evidence-based practice with emphasis on sports nutrition, psychological preparation, and training methodology. The book explores sport-specific applications of integrated periodization, development of biomotor abilities, and long-term planning. A novel paradigm for viewing adaptation is introduced, moving past homeostasis to include allostasis, and one approach (Maximum Recoverable Volume) is detailed that may be used to more effectively manage fatigue. Finally, the book includes a chapter on tapering strategies to peak athletes for competition using an integrated approach.
Health & Fitness

Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development

Author: Ricardo A. Cunningham

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 90

View: 416

An increasing majority of children with varying levels of disabilities including autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and behavior disorders; as well as typically developing children with varying skill levels, exhibit challenges with motor delays, co-ordination, self-esteem and weight management issues. These challenges make it difficult for children to just be children and participate in group activities with their peers. Early intervention is critical when dealing with such issues. Now, with the help of Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development, parents will be able to work with their children in the comfort of their home. They will have a step by step guide on how to perform gross motor development activities the correct way and with proper form. They will be given step by step guide on how to perform hands on techniques for each activity for those children that need more assistance with performing the skills. And more importantly, they will be able to interact, connect with, empower, and motivate their children into going beyond unexpected limits.
Athletics

Report

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Athletics

Page: 37

View: 164