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Successful Coaching - 3rd Edition
Successful Coaching - 3rd Edition
by Rainer Martens
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736040129

Being a successful coach is not just about Xs and Os and winning games. It's about coaching young people to become successful athletes--and successful human beings. But unless you already have the teaching skills of an educator, the training expertise of a physiologist, the administrative leadership of a business executive, and the counseling wisdom of a psychologist, you will rely on this third edition of Successful Coaching to discover how to excel as a coach.
Successful Coaching offers an in-depth introduction to the coaching profession and is specifically written for the high school and serious club coach. Integrating the latest sport science research with practical knowledge acquired by highly experienced coaches, this book features new sections on sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, managing athletes' behavior, preventing and addressing drug and alcohol abuse, and coaching using the games approach. Five sections serve as the foundation for the book: 
  • Principles of Coaching emphasizes the value of a coaching philosophy and how to achieve the three major objectives of coaching: create a team of winners; help young people have fun; and motivate young people to develop physical, psychological, and social skills. Featured is a new chapter devoted to coaching diverse athletes, in which coaches learn about developmental differences in youth, cultural and gender differences, and differences in physical and mental abilities. Also new are specific guidelines on sexual harassment, sexual relations, and homosexuality in sport, making Successful Coaching the first book to offer written guidelines that address these issues.
  • Principles of Behavior discusses how to communicate and motivate players, as well as manage problem behaviors among athletes, using a positive discipline approach.
  • Principles of Teaching introduces the games approach to coaching and details how to incorporate this new approach into teaching technical and tactical skills. Coaches will learn how to develop an instructional plan for each practice and for the entire season.
  • Principles of Physical Training includes five new chapters on training basics, training for energy fitness, training for muscular fitness, nutrition, and battling drugs. Coaches will learn to develop training programs for better sport performance and to ensure the health and safety of their athletes.
  • Principles of Management covers the interpersonal and administrative basics required for building a solid coaching foundation that emphasizes team, relationship, and risk management. Helpful advice on working with fellow coaches, administrators, officials, medical personnel, parents, and the media is also included.
With more than 500,000 copies sold since the release of the first edition, Successful Coaching is the best-selling general coaching book ever published. Produced by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and written by ASEP founder Rainer Martens, Successful Coaching serves as the text for ASEP's Coaching Principles course. This course is used by many colleges and universities and endorsed by numerous state high school associations and other sport organizations as the preferred professional development program for their coaches. Each year, more than 25,000 coaches take this course to further their professional development and meet coaching certification requirements.
Successful Coaching, Third Edition, was reviewed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) and complies with the NASPE National Standards for Sport Coaches and the NCACE Guidelines for Accreditation of Coaching Education.
 
Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)
Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)
by Paul Roetert, Todd Ellenbecker, United States Tennis Association
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736069380

Increase strength, power, agility, and quickness and take your game to a much higher level. Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to make the most of your training time with exercises, drills, and programs designed to
 

-assess your fitness level,

-improve footwork,

-increase speed and flexibility,

-enhance stamina,

-boost mental focus, and

-prevent common injuries.

Additionally, the 90-minute DVD takes you on court and into the gym to demonstrate the drills and exercises used by the pros.

Endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis is simply the best guide to developing the highest level of athleticism for success in the sport. 

 
The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
by Jeff Greenwald
Paperback from Betterway Books
ISBN: 1558708448

This title provides inspiration, specific strategies and tools that will help players to play the best tennis of their life. As a former world Number 1 tennis player, coach, sport psychology consultant and psychotherapist, Greenwald provides a deeper and richer glimpse into the mental game that gets to the heart of a player's inner struggle. This work includes numerous examples from the author's experience as a player that highlight the impact of the mind on personal performance.
 
Tennis Strokes and Tactics: Improve Your Game
Tennis Strokes and Tactics: Improve Your Game
by John Littleford, Andrew Magrath
Paperback from Firefly Books
ISBN: 1554074657

A tennis tune-up for players of all skill levels.

From the serve, ground strokes and volleys to the smashes, lobs and drop shots, this unique coaching manual illustrates each stroke from five angles: front, back, left, right and above. In this all-around skills guide, tennis pro John Littleford delivers expert guidance to identify accurate positioning of feet, body and the racquet -- just like having a personal pro watching, correcting and coaching every swing.

Tennis Strokes and Tactics features step-by-step analysis and multi-angle photography that illustrates how to:

  • Track the ball to the racquet head using hand-eye coordination
  • Maintain correct posture and good footwork
  • Establish correct and comfortable grips
  • Hit a forehand with great topspin
  • Master the secrets of the backhand -- one-handed and two-handed
  • Control the ball with power on volleys
  • Serve with more speed, spin and deception
  • Return serve with more punch and accuracy
  • Use the lob and drop shot as devastating offensive weapons
  • Master an accurate and powerful overhead smash
  • Move across the court more fluidly for greater efficiency.
Tennis Strokes and Tactics also includes a comprehensive section on effective tactics and strategies for singles and doubles play. Using this innovative guide, tennis players of any level will improve their game.
 
Tennis Anatomy
Tennis Anatomy
by Paul Roetert, Mark Kovacs
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736089365

See your tennis game as you never have before. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court. Tennis Anatomy will show you how to ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.

Tennis Anatomy includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.

Tennis Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the baseline, at the net, and on the service line. Illustrations of the active muscles for forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to tennis performance.

You'll also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your skills, and minimize common tennis injuries. Best of all, you'll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals.

Whether you're a serve and volleyer, baseliner, or all-court player, Tennis Anatomy will ensure that you step onto the court ready to dominate any opponent.

 
Tennis
Tennis
by Joan Johnson, Paul Xanthos, Ann Lebedeff
Paperback from McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0072353856

Tennis is the essential book for anyone looking to learn tennis or improve his or her game. Along with basic descriptions of skills and fundamentals, it includes updated information on equipment, tennis organizations, rule changes, and more.

Joan D. Johnson is a professor emeritus at UCLA.

Paul J. Xanthos is a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Pierce College.

Ann Lebedeff is an associate professor at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

 
TENNIS for Everyone - A Beginner s Guide to Tennis
TENNIS for Everyone - A Beginner's Guide to Tennis
by eBook-Ventures
Kindle Edition
Media Published: 2010-
 

The TENNIS for Everyone - A Beginner's Guide to Tennis Book for the Kindle is an excellent resource and complete guide to the sport for beginning tennis players.
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The TENNIS for Everyone - A Beginner's Guide to Tennis Book for the Kindle is an excellent resource and complete guide to the sport for beginning tennis players.
We are pleased to offer thousands of eBooks for the Kindle. Click on our Editor Name next to the book title above (eBook-Ventures) to view all of the titles that are currently available.

 
Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play
Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play
by United States Tennis Association
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0880114991

 

Match point. Your opponent hits a deep-sliced approach shot to your backhand. To neutralize this attack and regain control of the point, you retaliate with a crosscourt passing shot, low with topspin. Your opponent is forced to return a weak volley to the open court, and you win the point with a passing shot down the line. Game, set, and match.

This is just one of the many winning strategies you'll find in Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play. It's the first book to break down what shots to make and when to make them. You'll learn how to plan your shot selection in competition and put yourself in the best possible position to win every point.

Based on an extensive USTA study of actual tournament play by the game's top athletes, Tennis Tactics describes 58 patterns--repeated shot sequences--that will emphasize your strengths and exploit your opponents' weaknesses. It contains 63 drills that show you how to practice the patterns and make them part of your routine during match play. Competitive players, coaches, and instructors will love the book's simple approach for practice and play.

Tennis Tactics reviews sound, time-tested strategic principles, then explains how they apply to patterns of play. You'll learn how to choose patterns that fit your style of play, whether you're an all-court player, a counterpuncher, an aggressive baseliner, or a serve-and-volleyer.

Next, the book provides strategies and tactics for different areas of the court. You'll learn how to execute 58 patterns for

- backcourt (26), 
- midcourt (8), 
- net play (8), and 
- defensive play (16).

For each pattern, the book describes and illustrates corresponding practice drills that will help you get an edge on the competition. A Pattern Finder chart helps you quickly locate the shot combinations you want to study and incorporate into your game.

Make your practice sessions pay off in competition by using the drills and mastering the patterns in Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play.

 
Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids: A Complete Roadmap For Every Parent And Coach
Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids: A Complete Roadmap For Every Parent And Coach
by Keith Kattan
Paperback from Mansion Grove House
ISBN: 1932421114

Tennis offers your kid unparalleled opportunities - world travel, money for college, great careers. Plus: friendships, character and a lifetime of good health. But players sometimes suffer burnout, injury, money and family problems. This book shows how you can raise your tennis kid successfully, while avoiding the pitfalls. After all, your kid has afforded you one chance to get it right. Whether your kid is 2 or 18, Keith serves you chockfull practical and new ideas: * the best age to get your kid started in tennis * motivate kids to go back, practice after practice * save on lessons, find scholarships and sponsors * how to pursue a career in professional tennis * gain insight into tennis organizations and agents * have fun along the way at the best tennis camps and resorts. Whether you are a coach, a tennis playing parent or a parent curious about tennis, this book will empower you to raise kids who swing the tennis racket with as much aplomb as their happy smiles.
 

 
 
 
 
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