- Dan Gordon - Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
Coaching Science: Theory and Applications
Coaching is an increasingly important area of sports science courses, and this text provides accessible and up-to-date coverage of this key topic. Modern coaches need to be applied scientists who keep abreast of research and are able to apply a multidisciplinary understanding to their practice. The book therefore examines coaching in terms of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, as well as perennial issues such as athlete motivation, nutrition, design of training programmes, talent identification, monitoring and ethics. Written by an author who combines academic expertise with high-level practical experience, the book successfully links theory with case studies.
Fantastic content and lay out for Leadership modules for Btec Level 3 sport and AQA A Level PE
The text provides an excellent source to further knowledge and understanding of coaching topics and theories. They allow learners to gain a breadth of understanding around several topics and provide detailed accounts of theories and subjects that can be positively transferred to other units such as Goal Setting, Motivation, Stress, Anxiety and performance.
A nice straight forward text, suitable for our intermediate coaching courses. Not as advanced as for example Lyle, and more practical than for example Jones (even if both of those are quality texts we use elsewhere). What made us pick this text for the course was how it manages to get the point across without being too technical. Volunteer coaches want information they can grasp and tools they can use, without having to first study for a degree. This book provides this.
This book is a fantastic introduction to students for sports coaching. All aspects of coaching considered with coaching process through to monitoring performance of athletes. Would recommend this book for any level of coaching.
This is a great book to introduce students to sports coaching and the science behind this. All areas are covered from firstly looking into the coaching process through to monitoring and evaluating your athletes. It sits well for my level 4 learners perfectly as all of the aspects covered within the book are assessed in their coaching module. Would highly recommend this book for any level of coaching.
A well rounded approach to understanding the coaching process and understanding your athletes. This book takes a systamatic appporach to getting the fundamentals of coaching right. Particularly usefull are the clearly written methods of training and understanding individuals in sport.
A very helpful text which presents important applied issues.
A solid introduction to the basics of the subject, particularly useful for Level Four and Foundation students.