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In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team.
After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt?
In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.
Chloe Madeley's 4-Week Body Blitz is an at-home workout that shows you how to transform your body shape in just 28 days. No gym equipment needed. If you have a short-term weight-loss goal, then this is the exercise and nutrition plan for you! Chloe Madeley is a qualified personal trainer who specialises in body shape transformation. In the 4-Week Body Blitz, she lays out the exercises you need to do and the food you should eat every single day for four weeks in order to get yourself in shape. Follow Chloe's instructions and you will see a significant difference in how your body looks. What's more, you don't need a gym membership or expensive equipment to follow Chloe's plan. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide is full of delicious, easy recipes to fuel your exercise and aid your weight-loss.
THE ELITE TRAINER FEATURED IN MICHAEL JORDAN DOCUSERIES THE LAST DANCE A fitness bible for athletes around the world, this three-phase, twelve-week program has exercises and workouts as well as cutting-edge information on training, nutrition, longevity, injury prevention, and more. Tim Grover began training Michael Jordan in 1989, and since then hundreds of elite athletes have turned to Grover to become stronger, faster, and more powerful, both physically and mentally. From increasing Michael Jordan's vertical leap to keeping Kobe Bryant and countless other superstars in peak physical shape, Grover's methods have made the best even better, year after year. Devised for explosive performance in any sport, this challenging workout pushes athletes out of their comfort zones, and allows anyone to train like a professional. This is how my pros do it. If you want to become more explosive, stronger, and faster, if you want to jump higher and improve your overall athletic performance in any sport, this is exactly how we do it today: This program is the difference between jumping and taking flight.'
Lifelong Motor Development, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive, science-based text covering background, theory, and research in the field of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span, as well as the practical application of these concepts. The Sixth Edition focuses on the concept that the study of motor development is the study of change. In order to truly understand the multicausal and complex nature of motor development, this book was created and continues with the goal of introducing students to not a single theoretical explanation, but the most prominent theories and views that underscore our understanding of change in motor development. This approach helps the Sixth Edition maintain its place as still the most scientific, contemporary, and applicable text of its kind.
BTEC First Award Sport Student Book - Our BTEC First in Sport Award Book covers Units 1 - 6 so learners have relevant and specific content to complete the new next generation Pearson BTEC First Award in Sport for level 2 learners. If learners are studying other sizes of this qualification they might prefer our Full Edition*. - Provides all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to help learners prepare for the course. - Activities in each unit provide support and guidance for learners, and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. - The new BTEC Assessment Zone guides learners through the challenges of both internal and external assessment with grading tips and support for external assessment. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor. Units covered: Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Unit 3: The Mind and Sports Performance Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
Textbook Full-colour textbook with high quality photos and line drawings, designed to be visually stimulating for the type of learner taking the course. Written specifically around the Foundation Degree framework to ensure that learners have both the theoretical and practical content they need. Also suitable for students taking a HND, and contains valuable further reading for BTEC Level 3 National and A Level students. Strong author team of industry specialists, who are experienced in how to deliver a Foundation Degree. A work based learning chapter equips learners with the necessary skills and guidance on getting into the work place. An extended case study with reflective questions adds a real-world focus enabling candidates to see and learn about real sporting issues in action. A Study Skills chapter explores key skills that Foundation Degree students need particular support with. Companion Website Additional free resources for tutors and learners who have bought the textbook that includes: a list of useful weblinks for further reading material answers to the 'Check your understanding' sections in the textbook.
In Havin' a Ball one of basketball's most colorful characters and storytellers chronicles his life in the game, from high school coach in New Jersey to head coach in both the NBA and the WNBA. Richie Adubato isn't a Hall of Fame name, but he's one of basketball's most beloved coaches, with a lifetime of stories that are humorous and heartfelt, poignant and personal. Adubato's career has crossed paths with many of basketball's most memorable people and events. Starting in the 1960s, he was part of the Jersey Guys, a group of young junior high and high school coaches-including Hubie Brown, Dick Vitale, and Mike Fratello-who all later went on to coach in the NBA. He was hired as Vitale's assistant coach with the Pistons in 1979. Then, three years later, he was hired by Hubie Brown as the Knicks' assistant coach. He would stay in pro basketball for the next twenty-five years, with stints as head coach for the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic and the WNBA's New York Liberty and Washington Mystics. In fact, he is the first coach to have led teams in both leagues to the playoffs. Adubato grew up as an Irish Italian Jersey kid with modest aspirations who went on to experience a fascinating ride in pro basketball. He tells readers how a young Magic team led by Shaquille O'Neal came undone, about his years coaching the Mavericks at a time when the NBA was never more popular, what it was like to coach in the WNBA when the Liberty were outdrawing the Knicks in attendance, and what it was like to coach with, and against, other Hall of Famers. Havin' a Ball takes readers into locker rooms, planes, practices, games, and off court to the inner world of pro basketball with an insider's unique perspective.
Engage: Designed for the needs of the Entry 3/Level 1 learner in full colour, with a spread-based approach, and topics broken into clear, bite-sized chunks to retain learners' attention. Lively activities, mini case studies and clear checklists and summaries help learners engage with - and remember - content. Achieve: Extensive coverage with 11 Level 1 units enough for a Diploma and 3 Entry Level 3 units enough for an Award, so learners can be confident they have the content they need to achieve their qualification. Edexcel's own Assignment tips, written by BTEC experts, help learners to achieve their potential in assessments. Activities mapped to the assessment criteria in each unit, provide support and clear direction for learners, helping them to work towards the criteria. Progress: Prepares learners for employment with a focus on employability skills and definitions of key terms. Helps learners progress to BTEC Level 2 First by building their confidence with the style of BTEC qualifications.
Parents are often asked to step up into the role of coach; it's a big step from watching on the side-lines to being responsible for the wellbeing of not only your child but also the rest of the team. In creating this book, Gordon has tapped into the world of parent/coach viewing it from not only his experience but that of some of the UK's top sports personalities and the grassroots coach. Featuring advice from some of the world's leading sporting figures; including Harry Redknapp, Michael Vaughan, Liz McColgan, Stuart Lancaster and David Leadbetter. This book was created to provide a resource for anyone who may be considering coaching. We look at mindset, psychology and family challenges - ensuring that home life doesn't suffer when becoming a coach. It also offers tips on how to include other parents, keeping your head under pressure and gives amazing insights from professionals on the parts they enjoyed the most, and crucially, the things they'd do differently.
Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Sport specification*. Covers all the mandatory units and a wide selection of optional units. Each unit is presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners. Covers of all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to ensure that learners are fully prepared for the course. Activities in each unit provide support and clear direction for learners and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. New Assessment Zone guides learners through both internal and external assessment. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National in Sport specification. Assessment activities in each unit give students plenty of practice to deepen their knowledge and understanding, and grading tips for every activity help them to achieve their best possible grade. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National Sport specification. Assessment activities in each unit give students plenty of practice to deepen their knowledge and understanding, and grading tips for every activity help them to achieve their best possible grade. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context. Extensive unit coverage: covering a wide range of popular optional units from the Performance and Excellence, Coaching, Development and Fitness and the Outdoor and Adventure pathways.
Boost confidence with our all-in-one textbook for AQA A-level Physical Education. This updated and accessible textbook combines Year 1 and Year 2 content with brand new assessment preparation to provide detailed support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This book: - Develops conceptual understanding with thorough coverage of topics on the AQA A-level specification together in one book - Includes updates to 'end of chapter practice' questions and assessment preparation - Contains summaries, diagrams and key questions to direct thinking and aid revision - Stretches, challenges and encourages independent thinking and a deeper understanding through extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading - Features definitions of key terms to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Builds sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills through activities This Student Book has been approved by AQA
This is the latest book in the series teaching students "Basic Shotokan Karate". With a twist, explaining how, with what, and when an attack is likely to occur! Providing a definitive guide to Street Self Defence for the beginner, "The Shotokan Way" with the aid of over 500 photographs, A simple 20 Lesson Plan teaches "Attack Psychology" collated from victims, youth offenders, and military branches, and with the aid of his students Frank teaches: Basics (Kihon) Sparring (Kumite) and Formal Exercise (Kata). Showing a massive variety of punching, kicking and blocking techniques. Heian Kata's and Kumite techniques are explained in full. The book is to be used for the serious martial artist who wants to develop techniques not just for obtaining a Karate Belt! Frank shares a wealth of personal experience and the theme of Self Defence runs throughout the book with applications (Bunkai) to techniques everywhere! "Defending Against Attack" is the product of over 800 workshops completed with organisations that deal with violence on a daily basis, and a personal commitment to provide a comprehensive guide of the modern attacker empowering the reader to reduce their 'Attack Chances'.
Great cyclists are born, but winning cyclists are made by the brains of their managers. The craft of racing requires a non-stop obsession with detail: watching rivals, judging the strength of a break, knowing the course, and picking the right moment to seize a fleeting opportunity and turn it into a big win. How the Race Was Won investigates the fine details of bicycle racing through extensive interviews with the sport's brightest minds. Author Peter Cossins has interrogated the riders, managers, and directors who have shaped the sport, and reveals how they learned to navigate the invisible undercurrent that sweeps their riders to the finish line. From the moment when George Pilkington Mills was paced to victory by a wily teammate in the 1891 edition of Bordeaux-Paris to Chris Froome's modern emphasis on marginal gains, How the Race Was Won embraces the full sweep of cycling history, making stops along the way to analyze how tactics first evolved and how today's winning minds continue to build on what came before. Behind every great cyclist is a race wizard reading the race, watching the rivals, outwitting the competition, and anticipating the one perfect moment to launch a rider to victory. How the Race Was Won is a thrilling and unprecedented look at how victory is won, how rivals are vanquished, and how pure speed can only prevail when supported by deep brainpower.
Boost confidence with our all-in-one textbook for OCR A Level Physical Education. This updated and accessible textbook combines Year 1 and Year 2 content with brand new assessment preparation to provide comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This book: - Develops conceptual understanding with full coverage of all topics on the OCR A Level specification together in one book - Includes updates to 'end of chapter practice' questions and assessment preparation - Contains summaries, diagrams and key questions to direct thinking and aid revision - Stretches, challenges and encourages independent thinking and a deeper understanding through extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading - Features definitions of key terms to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Builds sound knowledge and analysis, evaluation and application skills through activities This Student Book is endorsed by OCR - This title fully supports the specification - It has passed OCR's rigorous quality assurance programme - It is written by curriculum experts
The Optimist is the most popular junior sailing class worldwide, with thousands of young people actively racing them and hundreds attending the major events in the class. It has been the nursery for most of the top racing sailors in the world including all the Team GBR gold medallists at the last 2 Olympics (Sir Ben Ainslie, Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark and Giles Scott) - the same will be true for most other countries. Optimist Racing is written for those sailors, parents and coaches who are looking for success in this competitive class. In it you will learn what it takes to win, including how to achieve blistering boatspeed through technique and tuning, perfect boat handling and tactics as well as covering the mental and physical requirements for success. There is also a section for parents and coaches describing how they can best support their young sailors. Originally written by Ben Ainslie's Optimist coach, Phil Slater, this new edition has been completely updated by top international racing coach, Steve Irish, who can be found coaching Optimist and other sailors worldwide. This book is the up-to-date handbook for sailing an Optimist fast.
Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of the key technological breakthroughs in four thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for bikes and prosthetics, polyurethane for swimsuits. Breakthroughs crop up throughout history, not just for modern football boots but for the javelin of the ancient Greeks and even the original starting line at Olympia. Our obsession with sporting data is not new although our methods of collecting it is: phones, sensors and monitors. Together, these breakthroughs reveal that the way we design sports equipment has always been much the same. Rather than being a new thing, sports technology is actually as old as civilisation. Where will it all end? All current track and field events at the modern Olympic Games will reach their limit within a generation. With his 30 years as a sports engineer, Steve Haake shows that in a world where top performances are static, where we've found all the best athletes and deployed the best coaching methods, the one thing that might distinguish the winners from the losers is new technology.
Over the past decade, an audacious programme called Football Dreams has held trials for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for football's next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi's career at Barcelona and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the programme has chosen a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals - a process over a thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard. In The Away Game, reporter Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, join the glittering academy in Doha where they train, and compete for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe's top clubs. Abbot masterfully weaves together the dramatic story of the boys' journey with an exploration of the art and science of trying to spot talent at such a young age. Richly reported and deeply moving, The Away Game is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Qatar's rise from an impoverished patch of desert to an immensely rich nation determined to buy a place on the international stage. It is an unforgettable story of the joy and pain these talented African boys experience as they chase their dreams in a dizzying world of rich Arab sheikhs, moneyhungry agents, and football-mad European fans.
Exam Board: Pearson BTEC Academic Level: BTEC National Subject: Sport and Exercise Science First teaching: September 2016 First Exams: Summer 2017 For all four of the externally assessed units 1, 2, 3 and 13. Builds confidence with scaffolded practice questions. Unguided questions that allow students to test their own knowledge and skills in advance of assessment. Clear unit-by-unit correspondence between this Workbook and the Revision Guide and ActiveBook.
A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.
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