Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.325 V886 )
Publication Date: 2009-03-30
Build a successful team around the strength of your players. Volleyball Systems & Strategiesis your guide to implementing the world's top systems and strategies for consistent execution and superior team play. With this special book and DVD, you'll identify the offensive and defensive systems best suited to your team's talents, in-game situations, and your opponent's style of play. Go on the court and see the game's best serve, serve-receive, offensive, and defensive systems and strategies in action. Compare each system's advantages and limitations, then master their on-the-court execution with over 80 practice drills--complete with variations and coaching tips. If you're ready to maximize your talents, ace the competition, and step up to championship play, let Volleyball Systems & Strategiesbe your guide to bringing home the gold.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.4252 G833t )
Publication Date: 2014-12-30
As the best-selling guide in the sport, Training Young Distance Runners has helped countless runners achieve their best times, avoid injuries, and improve their performance progressively from season to season. Updated, expanded, and enhanced, this new edition further solidifies its standing as a must-have for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road racing. Running experts Larry Greene and Russ Pate combine the latest research with training, development, and conditioning plans from the most successful high school and college programs in the world. You'll learn to optimize performance through tempo running, interval training, and technique work to improve form. You'll gain a competitive advantage with expert advice and strategies for event-specific training, avoiding injuries, and overcoming setbacks. With guidelines for designing customized daily, weekly, and seasonal programs--as well as coverage of hot topics including nutritional supplements, barefoot running and minimalist shoes, and gearing training to the specific needs of girls and boys--Training Young Distance Runners is the most complete and current training guide for the sport. Essential reading for coaches, parents, and young runners, this book has everything you need to get and stay ahead of the pack.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.35726 W6758s )
Publication Date: 1986-04-29
"Baseball's last .400 hitter share[s] his secrets in this primer still used at all levels of the game." --Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick Now fully revised with new illustrations and diagrams, the classic--and still the greatest--book on hitting from the last baseball player to break the magic .400 barrier, Ted Williams. Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitter--and pitcher--he met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, The Science of Hitting. Using its detailed illustrations, anecdotes, and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including: -How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitch -The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swing -The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Action -Pitch Selection -Bunting -Hitting the Opposite Way The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (796.3572 B2912 )
Publication Date: 2001-03-06
Baseball Skills & Drillsis the most comprehensive training book available for coaches and players at all levels. You will learn the best skills and drills for improving overall performance at every stage of the game, thus improving your chances at winning. Baseball Skills & Drillsis packed with techniques that accelerate learning and improve execution, as well as tips and insights on how to better organize practices and correct common errors. Written by three of baseball's top collegiate coaches in their respective areas of expertise and endorsed by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball Skills & Drillsis absolutely the most complete instructional guide of its kind. This book offers 17 concise chapters including: - catching and pitching with Coach Pat McMahon of the University of Florida, - hitting and baserunning with Coach Mark Johnson of Texas A&M University, and - fielding with by Coach Jack Leggett of Clemson University. Baseball Skills & Drillsis an extraordinary book with 225 pages of relevant information and more than 200 photos that help illustrate the practical instructions on the basic skills and drills for developing top players at any age.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796 Su184 )
Publication Date: 2011-08-11
As the women in the Dirty Girls Book Club open each new selection of erotica, they also open up their minds to sexual adventure . . .Lily Nyland married sexy bad boy Dax Xavier because he made her dreams come true--in bed and out. But after a decade of marriage, her helicopter bush pilot husband spends more time in the remote wilderness than heating things up in her bedroom. The best sex she's enjoyed recently comes from the Dirty Girls Book Club's erotic selections.Still, when the club chooses Bound to Be Dirty, Lily's skeptical. As a family practice doctor and a fiercely independent woman, the theme doesn't exactly resonate with her. But then Dax, home for the Christmas holiday, startles her by spicing up their sex life with naughty tricks that make her wonder if he snuck a peek at her book. Even more shocking, Lily finds herself turned on by their erotic experimentation. Kinky sex may be enough to rekindle the passion in their marriage, but can it restore the deeper bonds of love and trust?
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.66 Z36w )
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
A groundbreaking self-defense and fitness book for women by a ballerina turned self-defense expert. Avital Zeisler was a ballerina in Canada when she was savagely attacked by a larger, stronger man. For months afterward she lived in fear, until finally, she decided to take matters into her own hands and began self-defense training with professionals from around the world. She studied with military personnel, martial arts experts, and security specialists, and even became the first international woman to graduate from the Israeli Krav Maga Association. However, she quickly realized none of these self-defense programs took into account he extra difficulties that women in particular can face when being attacked. As a woman, what should you do if your attacker is one hundred pounds heavier and much stronger than you, and is slow to react to pain due to drug or alcohol consumption? Zeisler realized women needed a program designed specifically for them. Using her personal experience as a driving force and the methods she'd studied as a base, she came up with a self-defense system tailored for women. She called it the Soteria Method, after the Greek goddess of safety. Women flocked to her classes to learn how to defend themselves in any situation by turning their own bodies into weapons. Often petite or concerned about being 'weak,' after Zeisler's class these women soon exulted in their ability to protect themselves. Now, Zeilser offers you her groundbreaking program. Unique and powerful, Weapons of Fitnessprovides you with- a six-week program to teach you moves with which to defend yourself in any situation - and get you into the best shape of your life an explanation of the principles and practice of street fighting an introduction to the tools that will raise your situational awareness without leaving you paranoid - so that you can live a confident, empowered life a new definition of self-defense As Zeisler learned, the smarter and more targeted her training, the stronger and more confident she became. Zeisler's system brings you her unique and exclusive method of self-defense, fitness, and empowerment, giving you a sense of comfort and power in any situation while also allowing you to let your guard down, both physically and emotionally. According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime. Over 1.9 million women are physically assaulted each year in the United States alone. Weapons of Fitnessgives you the tools to defend yourself - and will get you in the best shape of your life. 'I have this confidence that I don't feel I ever had . . . . This is so much more than self-defense.' Amanda Seyfried 'Working out this way makes you feel fierce.' Keri Russell 'Learning this Soteria Method was the right thing to help me find strength I didn't know I had.' Megan Boone
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.077 N5147p )
Publication Date: 2017-05-31
Some of the most effective coaches understand the fundamentals of sport psychology, which include interacting effectively with athletes, creating the optimal environment, assessing the psychological needs of their athletes, and even providing them with the mental training required to maximise performance. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice clearly and accessibly introduces the principles and practice of sport psychology in the context of the coaching process. Drawing on the very latest research and theory, the book introduces the psychological tools and techniques that coaches can use to get the best performances out of their athletes. Including six new chapters on applying self-determination principles in coaching, creating the optimal motivational climate, increasing motivation, developing anti-doping attitudes, promoting challenge states, and mindfulness-based stress reduction training, the book also offers step-by-step guidance on key topics such as: Assessing the needs of athletes Facilitating awareness through goal-setting and performance profiling Working with special populations, including children and injured athletes Building team cohesion Maximising relationships and socially supporting athletes Teaching mental skills such as imagery and coping Building mental toughness and confidence. Every chapter contains useful features to aid learning and understanding, including in-depth case studies, critical thinking questions, clear and concise summaries, and practice exam questions. Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice is essential reading for any student of sports coaching or any practising coach looking to extend and develop their skills, and useful applied reading for students of sport psychology.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.019 Sm648s )
Publication Date: 2012-09-16
Today, more than 68 million children and adolescents participate in sport programs in the United States. Yet despite the growth and popularity of highly-organized athletic competition, controversy still swirls around the role that adults, particularly coaches, play in the world of youth sports. Coaches not only occupy a critical leadership position in the athletic setting, but their influence can extend into other areas of life as well. Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches is a practical "how-to" guide that helps coaches use their leadership role to achieve optimal benefits for young athletes, both on and off the field/court. It is designed to help coaches create rewarding experiences for young athletes and provides specific behavioral guidelines that have proven to have positive, and lasting, effects. The authors address a wide range of everyday concerns including motivation, stress reduction, psychological skills, relations with parents, legal responsibilities, and other areas of importance to both coaches and athletes. Using clear examples and real stories, they help coaches hone their own skills so they can bring out the best in their young competitors - in sports and in life. No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.023 M2272 )
Publication Date: 2014-12-08
Sports officials (umpires, referees, judges) play a vital role in every sport, and sports governing bodies, fans, and players now expect officials to maintain higher professional standards than ever before. In this ground-breaking book, a team of leading international sport scientists and top level officials have come together to examine, for the first time, the science and practice of officiating in sport, helping us to better understand the skills, techniques and physical requirements of successful refereeing. The book covers every key component of the official's role, including: Training and career development Fitness and physical preparation Visual processing Judgement and decision-making Communication and game management Psychological demands and skills Using technology Performance evaluation Researching and studying officials in sport Top-level officials or officiating managers contribute in the 'Official's Call' sections, reflecting on their experiences in real in-game situations across a wide range of international sports, and on how a better understanding of science and technique can help improve professional practice. No other book has attempted to combine leading edge contemporary sport science with the realities of match officiating in this way, and therefore this book is vital reading for any advanced student of sport science, sport coaching or sport development, or any practising official or sports administrator looking to raise their professional standards.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.435 C73859 )
Publication Date: 2003-02-13
From the basic biomechanics of throwing to in-depth information on the discus, javelin, hammer, and shot put, Complete Book of Throwsbrings it all together to improve your techniques--and your distance! Complete Book of Throwstakes the techniques and conditioning programs of the most accomplished coaches in each event and presents them in a way that athletes can understand and coaches can adapt to create a winning program. Whether you're just starting out in the event or preparing your team for competition at the highest level, you'll find the conditioning and training specifics you need to strength your body, improve your form, and push your performance to the edge. Four-time Olympian and six-time discus world-record holder Jay Silvester covers specific strength training and conditioning techniques, including training for athletes in multiple throwing events. World-class coaches complete the picture with in-depth coverage of each throw technique. Sport-specific strength conditioning, periodization, and effective energy transfer are all covered in this practical guide, along with detailed illustrations that walk you through every phase of each throw. In addition to serving as the Olympic throws coach for Team USA 2000, Silvester has coached five NCAA discus champions. Now he leads a team of top-notch coaches in creating the ultimate resource for athletes and coaches alike. If you are seeking to enhance your coaching technique, refine your athletes' technique, or improve their throws, the Complete Book of Throwshas the details and instructions you need.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (617.1027 P2498a )
Publication Date: 2017-06-16
Sports provide people around the world with unmatched entertainment, from the excitement of victory to the agony of defeat. Unfortunately, it also has become painfully clear that the agony of sports goes well beyond athletes losing games or competitions. Playing through concussions, the abuse of pain medicine, the use of performance-enhancing substances, and other health-related issues have become a constant reminder that being a professional athlete can be as dangerous as it is lucrative. In The Athlete's Dilemma: Sacrificing Health for Wealth and Fame, John Weston Parry examines the health-related transgressions and hot-topic issues in America's top spectator sports, particularly in football, baseball, hockey, soccer, cycling, tennis, and Olympic competitions. Parry delves into the unique health risks that pertain to each individual sport and scrutinizes how the various leagues and organizations have handled these issues. Controversies and scandals surrounding elite athletes are also included, highlighting the need for changes in how sports are governed and regulated in the United States and worldwide. From football and soccer players returning to the field too soon after concussions to Olympic athletes using performance-enhancing substances, The Athlete's Dilemma provides a broad perspective on the health risks prevalent in sports and what can be done to reduce these risks in the future. Accessibly written yet carefully researched, this book will be of interest to athletes of all levels, sports fans, academics, and health professionals.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.42083 H867y )
Publication Date: 2017-06-16
In today's hyper-competitive world, young athletes are often pushed to compete and pressured to succeed to the point of burnout. It doesn't have to be that way, though, because many young runners genuinely enjoy training and racing. But in order to train and compete intelligently--to become better runners yet avoid injuries or academic and social missteps--they need guidance. Young Runners at the Top: A Training, Racing, and Lifestyle Guide for Competitors and Coaches provides helpful instructions and suggestions for runners of all abilities. Drawing on their experiences as coaches and runners, authors Brad Hudson, Lize Brittin, and Kevin Beck offer insights into how pre-teens and teens can become faster and stronger athletes. Chapters cover such key topics as choosing the right gear, cross-training, the mental side of running, new technology, how to integrate running into daily life, and proper nutrition. Sample training schedules for beginning, intermediate, and elite runners make this a truly comprehensive resource for runners at all levels. Using examples of athletes who have excelled both as youngsters and adults and citing wisdom from top running coaches, this book encourages young runners to develop the inner strength and discipline required in a demanding sport. Ultimately, Young Runners at the Top shares with athletes, coaches, and parents not only what it takes to become a top runner, but also how to maintain a positive attitude and enjoy the act of running day after day, year after year.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (362.1 B7682m )
Publication Date: 2016-07-06
This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of #65533;biomediatization#65533; and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through connections between dispersed sites and forms of expertise. The chapters offer an innovative combination of media content analysis and ethnographic data on the production and circulation of health news, drawing on work with journalists, clinicians, health officials, medical researchers, marketers, and audiences. The volume provides students and scholars with unique insight into the significance and complexity of what health news does and how it is created.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.334 K6352s )
Publication Date: 2011-08-26
Take an inside look at the world's most popular sport. Soccer Anatomy will show you how to elevate your game by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more accurate passes and powerful shots. Soccer Anatomy includes 79 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action. Soccer Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the pitch and in the game. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in kicking, heading, tackling, and diving show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to soccer performance. From attacking to defending to goalkeeping, Soccer Anatomy will improve every aspect of your game. You'll learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas based on your style of play, personal needs, and goals. And you can prepare for competition by minimizing injuries using a system developed by FIFA's medical research program. Combining authoritative advice, expert instruction, and stunning four-color illustrations, Soccer Anatomy is truly an inside look at this one-of-a-kind sport. Whether you're a player, coach, or fan, if you're serious about soccer, this is one book you need to own.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.33227 G9907f )
Publication Date: 2009-05-27
Huddle up with one of the greatest players in football history as he shares the techniques, strategies, and secrets of kicking and punting. In Football Kicking and Punting, Hall of Famer and NFL 75th Anniversary Team member Ray Guy joins veteran kicking coach Rick Sang to provide aspiring kickers and punters with expert instruction found nowhere else. From the fundamentals to advanced strategies, it's all here: -Field goals, extra points, and special plays such as onside kicks, corner punts, and squib kicks -46 proven drills to maximize practice time and ensure improvement in distance, hang time, consistency, and accuracy -Specialized warm-ups and conditioning programs to improve flexibility, increase leg strength, and prevent injury -Game strategy preparation, including opponent assessment and defense recognition In addition, Guy and Sang share their personal strategies for adapting and compensating for challenging field and weather conditions, specific game situations, and an opponent's strengths and weaknesses. So whether it's pinning your opponent inside the 20 or drilling that last-second kick through the uprights, let Football Kicking and Punting elevate your play and ensure winning performance.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.332 C6725f )
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Master the skills and techniques to play any position on the field. Football: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the game, from position fundamentals to offensive and defensive schemes and strategies. Football: Steps to Success presents straightforward instruction on essential skills, such as passing, receiving, tackling, blocking, kicking, and punting. Using 58 of the most effective drills, you'll reinforce learning and enhance your development. You'll then learn how to apply each of those skills on offense, defense, and special teams with descriptions and explanations of player roles and position responsibilities. From simple run plays to screen passes, from zone coverage to man-to-man defense, this guide covers it all. Whether you want to sharpen your existing skills or raise your game to an All-Pro level, Football: Steps to Success has you covered. With the series that has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, you can be assured that the best instruction in the sport is at your fingertips.