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Coaching Masters Athletes

Coaching Masters Athletes

Author: Bettina Callary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000372571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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This book is a foundational resource for all coaches and student coaches who are, or who plan to be, working with Masters athletes. This athletic cohort typically includes adults over the age of 35 years who are registered for sport programs/events, and who invest in training to improve themselves for competitions that range from recreational to championship caliber. As the boom in Masters sport continues worldwide, coaches are increasingly tasked with the development and support of adults’ quality sport experiences, and the implementation of strategies to foster skill acquisition and to facilitate their pursuit of competitive goals. This book presents what is different about coaching Masters athletes and prompts coaches to expand their scope of practice beyond traditional knowledge associated with youth or younger adult cohorts. It is essential for coaches to understand the psychological and social considerations that are unique to coaching adult sports-persons and Masters athletes, and that can be adapted to adults whose training and preparation for competition is quite varied. Coaching Masters Athletes: Advancing Research and Practice in Adult Sport explores the research and practice specific to planning to coach Masters athletes and divulges what is known about distinctive considerations for delivering coaching interventions to this cohort, expanding on coaches’ abilities to influence adults’ personal development, as well as their own coach education through Masters Sport. Readers and students of Coaching, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Sport Leadership and Exercises Science will gain valuable applied perspectives grounded in best practice research on how to coach one of the fastest-growing sporting cohorts, to promote quality adult sport, and to keep adult sports-persons engaged and active as they age.

Coaching Masters Athletes

Coaching Masters Athletes

Author: Bradley W. Young

Publisher:

ISBN: 036744237X

Category: Athletes

Page: 192

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This book is a foundational resource for all coaches and student coaches who are, or who plan to be, working with Masters athletes. This athletic cohort typically includes adults over the age of 35 years who are registered for sport programs/events, and who invest in training to improve themselves for competitions that range from recreational to championship caliber. As the boom in Masters sport continues worldwide, coaches are increasingly tasked with the development and support of adults' quality sport experiences, and the implementation of strategies to foster skill acquisition and to facilitate their pursuit of competitive goals. This book presents what is different about coaching Masters athletes and prompts coaches to expand their scope of practice beyond traditional knowledge associated with youth or younger adult cohorts. It is essential for coaches to understand the psychological and social considerations that are unique to coaching adult sports-persons and Masters athletes, and that can be adapted to adults whose training and preparation for competition is quite varied. Coaching Masters Athletes: Advancing Research and Practice in Adult Sport explores the research and practice specific to planning to coach Masters athletes and divulges what is known about distinctive considerations for delivering coaching interventions to this cohort, expanding on coaches' abilities to influence adults' personal development, as well as their own coach education through Masters Sport. Readers and students of Coaching, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Sport Leadership and Exercises Science will gain valuable applied perspectives grounded in best practice research on how to coach one of the fastest-growing sporting cohorts, to promote quality adult sport, and to keep adult sports-persons engaged and active as they age.

Community Sport Coaching

Community Sport Coaching

Author: Ben Ives

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000466058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

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In many Western nations, community sport coaches occupy a central role in supporting the physical health, mental wellbeing, and wider social development of individuals and communities. However, there is no existing academic textbook that examines the policy contexts in which their work is located or, indeed, the challenges and opportunities that are an inherent feature of their everyday practice. Bringing together an international team of leading researchers in sport policy, sport development, sport pedagogy, and sport coaching, as well as some of the best emerging talents, this book is the first to critically consider a range of policy and practice issues directly connected to community sport coaching. Comprehensive, timely, and cutting-edge, no other text brings together in one place such a depth and breadth of scholarly material addressing this important field of endeavour. This book is an essential resource for educators, students, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with community sport coaching globally.

Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes

Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes

Author: Peter R.J. Reaburn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439871881

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 393

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Addresses the Aging Process and Its Effect on Sports Performance Age-related changes influence all physiological systems, including those used during exercise and sport. Highlighting masters athletes—older adults who train and compete in organized sports—Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes examines the extent to which regular physical training can impact these changes. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, addressing nutritional, exercise and sport sciences, and the actual performance of masters athletes and older exercisers. It reviews in detail many age-related changes that occur in the physiological systems, provides implications of these changes for masters athletes, coaches and clinicians, explores scientifically-based methods to maximize sprint, strength and power, team sport players, endurance and ultra-endurance performance, and focuses on the unique nutritional needs of master athletes. Examines the Growing Body of Knowledge on Masters Athletes Each chapter has been written by a world-leading authority in their field. Contributors focus on a specific topic and discuss available research. Incorporating information from studies on younger and older athletes and healthy older non-athletes, they help determine the training and nutrition implications for sports medicine professionals and clinicians, masters athletes and coaches, and future research directions for academic and postgraduate students. The book includes material on endurance, ultra-endurance, speed, strength and power, and team sports athletes. Sections cover macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat and protein needs), micronutrients (vitamin and mineral needs), fluids and hydration; supplements and ergogenic aids, nutrition for chronic disease, and the training/nutrition needs of every type of masters athletes. Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes is highly recommended for medical and health professionals, fellow academics, postgraduates with an interest in masters athletes, as well as masters athlete coaches and masters athletes, and administrators wanting to assist their members.

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Author: Rui Resende

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030639129

Category: Psychology

Page: 471

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This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

Author: Lauren Antonucci

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492592983

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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It’s an undisputed fact that the body’s physiological needs change as you age. But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to compete and perform at your best. In High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, you’ll find practical advice for fueling your active lifestyle—now and for decades to come. The key to effectively adapting your nutrition plans is first understanding how needs change over time and how expected results shift through the decades. Explore the science behind proper fueling for training and competition with the current guidelines for carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake plus advice on proper hydration, avoiding the dangers of underfueling, and nutrition for optimal recovery. High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes will then take you inside the fueling strategies for precompetition, competition, and recovery: Gain an understanding of the need for different types or amounts of nutrients at different times and get easy-to-follow guidance on how to meet those needs. Learn how to energize with carbohydrate, build muscle with protein, and meet your hydration needs for optimal athletic performance. Know the role vitamins, minerals, and supplements can play in a nutrition plan and how devastating underfueling can be to athletic performance. Understand how chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease affect nutritional needs. Use the sample meal plans to help customize meals and snacks and reset eating habits to meet the needs of training and competition. Plus, throughout the book you will find accounts of amazing individuals—both well-known elite athletes and Olympians and everyday athletes—who have adapted their nutrition and training regimes to stay at the top of their game year in and year out. Comprehensive yet practical, High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes provides the latest research, guidance, and strategies that you need to train harder, perform stronger, and recover faster. Fuel smart, and never let age slow you down. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

Coach Education in Football

Coach Education in Football

Author: Thomas M. Leeder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000600353

Category: Education

Page:

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Association Football is undoubtedly a global sport, with millions of individuals participating in more than 200 countries. The need for an educated football coaching workforce to deliver appropriate coaching practices has never been greater. Formal coach education, which is often the primary medium for developing football coaches, is socially constructed, meaning an array of social, cultural, and historical factors underpin the design and delivery of any provision. Coach Education in Football: Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives is the first book to explicitly explore these aspects, by providing critical insight into football coach education programmes from across the globe. Each chapter, organised via a central theme, highlights a contemporary issue affecting football coach education and development within a specific country, offering insights into the contextual opportunities and challenges. The book covers essential topics including the progression of female football coaches, coaches’ perspectives towards current provision, technological and pedagogical advances, and the historical development of formal coach education. Each chapter demonstrates the complexities associated with developing football coaches within grassroots and high-performance domains, while providing recommendations for national governing bodies, policy makers, and coach developers. This book is the first of its kind to explicitly investigate football coach education globally. This accessible book is an important read for students, academics, and practitioners with an interest in sports coaching, coach education, and football.

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Author: Rylee A. Dionigi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137485625

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 362

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This edited collection problematizes trajectories of health promotion across the lifespan. It provides a distinctive critical social science perspective of the various directions taken by dominant policies in their approach to promoting sport for all ages. It offers an array of theoretical and methodologically diverse perspectives on this topic, and highlights the intersections between different life stages and social, economic and cultural factors in the developed world, including class, gender, ability, family dynamics and/or race. Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan critically explores dominant policies of age-focussed sport promotion in order to highlight its implications within the context of particular life stages as they intersect with social, cultural and economic factors. This includes an examination of organised sport for pre-schoolers; ‘at-risk’ youth sport programmes; and the creation of sporting sub-cultures within the mid-life ‘market’. This book will be of interest to those wanting to learning more about how age and life stages affect the way people think about and participate in sport, and to better understand the impacts of sport across the lifespan.

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

Author: C. Jessie Jones

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736045139

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 655

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"Application activities at the end of each chapter prepare students to design well-rounded physical activity programs for older adults. Other student-friendly elements include chapter objectives, introductions, summaries, study questions, key terms, and key points. This book is ideal for undergraduate students, and it is an excellent reference for physical activity instructors of older adults, fitness specialists, personal trainers, and activity directors."--P. [4] of cover.

Masters Sculling

Masters Sculling

Author: Nancy Churchill

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 675

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Masters scullers range in age from Grade AA (21 in the US) or Grade A (27 in the UK) to Grade M (89 plus). Although diverse in age, these athletes all have one thing in common - they are each unique. This book partners with each individual athlete to achieve performance improvements based on their own aspirations, technical skill and fitness level. The focus is on understanding and efficiency, both in the acquisition of skills and training. The dynamic technique described offers scullers a high-performance sculling approach, carefully tailored to support a Masters sculler's long-term career. Illustrated with superb colour photographs, diagrams and a wealth of examples, coverage includes individual assessment of an athlete's sculling skills, flexibility and aerobic fitness; compilation and application of evidence-based data; formation of highly individual training programmes; experiments for athletes to explore their connectedness, versatility and speed, and finally, race strategies and plans for competitive athletes. Based on the athlete's needs and aspirations, Masters Sculling provides you with the knowledge and skills to build an individual training plan that minimizes injury risk, achieves continuous improvement and fosters a lifelong enjoyment of the sport.

Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching

Author: Shane Pill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351592109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Underpinned by a philosophy of empowerment, athlete-centred approaches to coaching are defined by a style that promotes learning through ownership, responsibility, initiative and awareness. Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching offers an in-depth theoretical examination of player-focused coaching models, and provides professional guidance for practising coaches. Written by a cast of world-leading scholars and practitioners, and offering a breadth of approaches to, and critiques of, the application of athlete-centred coaching, the book covers topics including: • athlete-centred coaching and holistic development • coaching tactical creativity • athlete-centred coaching in disability sport • team culture and athlete-centred coaching • developing thinking players through Game Sense coaching • supporting athlete wellbeing • athlete-centred coaching and Teaching Games for Understanding • athlete-centred coaching in masters sport. Based on the latest research and offering the most comprehensive enquiry into this central area of coaching theory, Perspectives on Athlete-Centred Coaching is important reading for any students and lecturers of sports coaching or physical education, and practising coaches across any sport.

Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching

Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching

Author: Tania Cassidy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Contemporary strength and conditioning coaching is, for the most part, informed by the exercise sciences, with little engagement being made with sociocultural and pedagogical perspectives which have emerged in sports coaching research over the last two decades. In Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching: Bridging the Biophysical, Pedagogical and Sociocultural Foundations of Practice, the authors – whose expertise span strength and conditioning, sports coaching and pedagogy – help students and coaches to integrate perspectives from these disciplines to enhance their strength and conditioning coaching practice. The book encourages readers to add moral, ethical and political considerations to the technical aspects of their coaching practice. It discusses and applies concepts to a full range of strength and conditioning settings, including elite performance, young athletes, ageing athletes and returning to play following injury. Featuring an eResource, and structured around rich, narrative pedagogical cases reflecting the issues faced by practising strength and conditioning coaches, the book offers a thoroughly engaging introduction to pedagogical and sociocultural concepts and literature in a strength and conditioning context. This is a vital book for students of strength and conditioning, and an important resource for practising strength and conditioning coaches and sport science staff.