Strength and Conditioning for Sport: A Practical Guide for Coaches
What strength and conditioning training methods work, why do they work and how do they work?
Improve your athletes physical strength & conditioning programmes
Challenges old ideas and suggests new answers to old problems for coaches and athletes.
This more comprehensive second edition is packed with explanatory photos and will enable you to:
- learn the basic principles of strength and conditioning theory
- use theory in practical applications
- find out why different training programmes can produce different results
- understand how and why the latest training methods work
- implement sports conditioning drills and principles using specific guidelines.
As a coach you are constantly challenged...
...to devise new methods of improving performance in your athletes. One important method of raising performance at all levels of sport is by increasing the fitness of the athletes involved. On a very basic level, fitness deals with specific strength, speed, power and endurance capabilities.
Recognition of the importance of fitness parameters has led to an explosion in information on strength and conditioning for sport.
This book lays out for you the basic principles underlying strength and conditioning and helps you follow specific guidelines to improve your athletes' performance.
- Author: Clive Brewer
- Copyright Year: 2008
- ISBN: 978-1-905540-53-2
- Length: 250 pages
"There is lots of great information in this book that is ideally presented for communicating principles and methods to coaches and I regularly quote from it. The book is an asset to any sport-specific or strength and conditioning coach."
-- Mike Favre, M.Ed., CSCS, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and USAW Senior Coach, Performance Services, United States Olympic Committee
'An extremely useful book, well structured and easy to read...covers all the essential elements of developing fitness'.
-- From a review in 'Your Personal Trainer' magazine, by Brian MacKenzie, Level 4 Performance Coach (UKA 4), and Coach Tutor/Assessor for UK Athletics
About the Author:
A director of the British Strength and Conditioning Association and in charge of sportscotland's athlete development programme, Clive Brewer is registered as a British Olympic Association strength and conditioning specialist. He is also a British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) sports scientist and has worked with international performers from a diverse range of sports, including rugby, tennis, football and bobsleigh. He is a widely published author, has presented at conferences worldwide and works on national coach education programmes for sports coach UK, UK Athletics and various national governing bodies of sport.
About sports coach UK:
Formerly known as The National Coaching Foundation, scUK is the leading organisation dedicated to the development of coaching and coaches in the United Kingdom, and has provided educational and development opportunities for coaches of all levels and across all sports. As a registered charity, the organisation has developed a range of titles and workshops (including Strength and Conditioning for Games Players) to support coaches. For more information about sports coach UK workshops, please log on to www.sportscoachuk.org.