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Description - Coaching Science by Dan A. Gordon

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844451654
ISBN-10: 1844451658
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 171mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Learning Matters Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dan A. Gordon

Dan Gordon is Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Sciences and principle lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Anglia Ruskin Univerity. He has vast experience of supporting athletes and coaches in a variety of sports, including track and field, swimming, cycling, and team sports. Over the past 15 years Dan has represented Great Britain in three sports. As a cyclist he is a world record-holder. As a sport scientist he has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers.