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Raising young athletes : parenting your children to victory in sports and life / by Taylor, Jim,1958-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164).Introduction -- Four pillars of athletic success -- Five obstacles to athletic success -- Your role in your children's athletic lives -- Send the right messages to your young athletes -- Dos and don'ts for sports parents -- Epilogue.In this book, Dr. Jim Taylor-an internationally recognized authority on sport psychology, child development, and parenting-offers a guiding hand to help parents ensure their children's sports participation fosters nurturing experiences, encourages positive attitudes, and promotes healthy developments as they move toward adulthood.
Subjects: Sports for children; Parent and child.; Parenting.; Coaching (Athletics);
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Hard fought victories : women coaches making a difference / by Gogol, Sara.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index.Profiles coaches from a wide variety of sports--basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, track, cross country, soccer, rowing, field hockey, lacrosse, cross country, and ice hockey--at U.S. colleges. Offers inspiring stories about the strong, competitive women who have helped reshape women's collegiate sports. The coaches profiled include Tara VanDerveer, the 1996 Olympic basketball coach and winner of two national championships at Stanford; ice hockey coaches Digit Murphy, who was involved in the ground-breaking Title IX lawsuit against Brown University, and Shannon Miller, the only female head coach for women's ice hockey at the 1998 Olympics; national championship winning track coach Beverly Kearney and championship winning softball coach Margie Wright; head coach and mother Muffet McGraw, whose 2001 team brought Notre Dame its first-ever women's basketball championship; and many more women who coach at both well-known and less prominent colleges across the country.
Subjects: Coaches (Athletics); Women coaches (Athletics); Sex discrimination in sports; Sports for women;
© c2002., Wish Pub. ; Distributed in the U.S. by Cardinal Publishers Group,
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Britt-Marie was here : a novel / by Backman, Fredrik,1981-;
Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment. As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbling around them, the only thing that they have left to hold onto is something Britt-Marie absolutely loathes: their love of soccer. When the village's youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. She's the least likely candidate, but their need is obvious and there is no one else to do it. Thus begins a beautiful and unlikely partnership. In her new role as reluctant mentor to these lost young boys and girls, Britt-Marie soon finds herself becoming increasingly vital to the community. And even more surprisingly, she is the object of romantic desire for a friendly and handsome local policeman named Sven. In this world of oddballs and misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs?
Subjects: Older women; Soccer teams; Conduct of life; Neighbors; Neighborhoods; Friendship; Runaway wives; Soccer stories.; Small cities; Women coaches (Athletics); Life change events;
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Sisterhood in sports : how female athletes collaborate and compete / by Steidinger, Joan.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Sisterhood in sports: talking, relationships, and the unique qualities of female athletes -- Best friends forever: teenage trials and building long-lasting friendships -- The family that plays together stays together -- Athletic moms' challenges -- Romantic relationships -- Body image of female athletes -- Team spirit: practicing collaboration and camaraderie -- Coaches are cornerstones -- Pioneering female athletes laid the foundation -- Female collaborative competition: girls just wanna have fun."Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete tells the stories of all kinds of female athletes in a variety of sports. Their natural tendency to use talking as a primary form of communication is essential to their experiences and successes in sports. Women and girls tend to have BFFs, collaborate during periods of stress, express empathy for one another, worry about themselves and others, and desire to have fun in sports, which makes their experiences of sports and competition different from those of their male counterparts. Female strengths are grounded in both mind and body, and they take these strengths onto the court, field, and track." -- Back Cover
Subjects: Sports for women.; Women athletes.; Women athletes;
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Exercise physiology for health, fitness, and performance / by Smith, Denise L.,author.; Plowman, Sharon A.,author.; Ormsbee, Michael J.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The warm-up -- Energy production -- Anaerobic metabolism during exercise -- Aerobic metabolism during exercise -- Metabolic training principles and adaptations -- Nutrition for fitness and athletics -- Body composition : determination and importance -- Body composition and weight control -- Respiration -- Respiratory exercise response, training adaptations, and special considerations -- The cardiovascular system -- Cardiovascular responses to exercise -- Cardiorespiratory training principles and adaptations -- Thermoregulation -- Cardiovascular disease risk factors and physical activity -- Skeletal system -- Skeletal muscle system -- Muscular contraction and movement -- Muscular training principles and adaptations -- Neuromuscular aspects of movement -- Neuroendocrine control of exercise -- The immune system, exercise, training, and illness.This engaging, accessible and approachable resource integrates theoretical and research-based basic exercise physiology with real-world application to prepare students for exciting positions in exercise science, fitness, physical education, athletic training, rehabilitation, coaching, and/or allied health professions. Content in this edition is organized by independent units (Metabolic, Cardiovascular-Respiratory, Neuromuscular-Skeletal, and Neuroendocrine-Immune), offering maximum teaching flexibility for faculty and ensuring a consistent, efficient, and effective learning experience for students. 
Subjects: Exercise; Exercise; Sports Nutritional Physiological Phenomena;
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Unplugged / by MacKenzie, Brian,1974-; Galpin, Andy,author.; White, Phil,1981-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.We're looking at our wrists not only to check the time, but also to see how much we've moved, monitor our heart rate, and see how we're stacking up against yesterday's tallies. By 2020, the global market for fitness-focused apps and devices is expected to grow to $30 billion. The authors believe we are turning rich experience into yet another task we need to complete to meet our daily goals. They encourage you to reconnect to your instincts and the natural world, and avoid the common mistakes that most people make with wearables and tracking apps.Introduction -- The wearables revolution: making sense of measurables -- Rebooting your tech-addicted psyche -- Circuit-breaking the stress cycle -- Routing our way back to nature -- Using senses, not sensors -- Searching for health in fitness -- Coaching 2.0: tech as a tool, not a taskmaster -- Beta testing the self-driving athlete -- Pull the plug.
Subjects: Physical fitness; Physical fitness;
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Youth sports in America : the most important issues in youth sports today / by Arthur-Banning, Skye,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Adaptive sports -- body image and eating disorders -- Boys in sports -- Bullying -- Burnout among child and adolescent athletes -- Character development -- Coach training and education -- College scholarships and recruiting -- Community recreation programs -- Competitive balance -- Concussions -- Coping with failure -- Development of youth in mind and body -- Economic impact of youth sports tournaments -- Forced exertion -- Gender identity and inclusion -- Girls in sports -- Goal setting for performance enhancement -- Hazing -- Healthy competition -- Low-income minority youth -- Media coverage and representation -- Officiating youth sports -- Parent education -- Parental pressure -- Parents in fan and coaching contexts -- Pay-to-play -- Performance-enhancing drugs -- Personal trainers and other consultants -- Role models -- Role of play in sports-based youth development -- Sexual and physical abuse -- Sexual orientation and inclusion -- Single sport specialization versus sampling -- Sports-based youth development (SBYD) movement -- Substance abuse -- Travel-club teams -- Appendix: Popular youth sports in the United States.As organized youth sports occupy an ever-greater role in the lives of American families, critics have begun to question whether some programs and participants have lost their way. This timely book examines the state of youth sports in America today, analyzing how organized sports influence communities, discussing the potential emotional and physical benefits as well as drawbacks of youth sports, and profiling the industry's key participants, ranging from parent coaches to club sports owners to personal trainers. The work begins with a look at the evolution of youth sports in the United States, then explores such topics as burnout, self-discipline, performance-enhancing drugs, parental violence, and scholarships. The content includes coverage of 20 individual youth sports, such as basketball, softball, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, cross-country, and swimming, and provides breakdowns of historical and current participation rates, injury rates, and sport-specific scholarship trends. Each summary includes contact information on important organizations specific to that sport. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Sports for children;
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Mind game : an inside look at the mental health playbook of elite athletes / by Kliegman, Julie,1991-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : learning from our idols -- Part I. Eyes on the prize : how mental performance shapes athletes -- Mentally tough : the stereotypes athletes fight -- Looking back : a history of sport psychology -- Science and practice : what mental performance coaches actually do -- Part II. The megaphone : speaking out about mental illness -- The firsts : trailblazers who came forward -- Open the floodgates : more athletes join the cause -- The greats chime in : anxiety and depression amid a pandemic -- On campus : the push for better care at colleges -- Part III. The diagnosis : coping with what you've got -- Substance use : from alcohol and cannabis to psychedelics -- Body image : eating disorders in professional athletes -- Life out of the game : injury, absence, and retirement -- Conclusion : so what's next?"Mind Game takes a deep look at how the best of the best-including Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Terry Bradshaw, and so many more-have struggled with and persevered through mental illness, while working on their mental performance skills that make them the great athletes they are"--
Subjects: Athletes; Athletes; Sports;
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The youth sports crisis : out-of-control adults, helpless kids / by Overman, Steven J.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Introduction to youth sports -- What motivates youth sports participation? -- Do youth sports develop character? -- 2. Youth sports for adults -- The adult takeover of children's sports -- The youth sports coach, for better or worse -- The commercialization of youth sports -- 3. The child athlete's family -- The youth sports family -- The sports parent: soccer moms and dugout dads -- Are youth sports overpriced? -- Youth sports as college prep -- 4. The child athlete as miniature adult -- The hurried child athlete -- Toddler sports -- The child athlete as specialist -- The overscheduled child athlete -- Sports camps and academies -- 5. Youth sports may be hazardous to your child's physical health -- Unnecessary roughness: youth sports injuries -- Violence in youth sports -- Do youth sports promote unhealthy eating? -- Do youth sports promote fitness? -- 6. Youth sports may be hazardous to your child's emotional health -- The youth sports athlete under stress -- Youth sports and the shaping of masculinity -- Youth sports as child abuse -- Quitters never win: burnouts and dropouts -- 7. The toxic elements in youth sports -- Youth sports as drudgery -- Youth sports as child labor -- Winning is everything: competition out of control -- Youth sports as elitism -- 8. So you want your son to play football -- A portrait of youth football and its downside -- Youth football coaches: amateurs and abusers -- Bigger is better: overweight players -- No pain, no gain: a plague of injuries -- Does playing football promote bad behavior? -- Do you want your son to play football? -- 9. Concluding thoughts: reform or re-form.
Subjects: Sports for children;
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The golden rules : 10 steps to world-class excellence in your life and work / by Bowman, Bob.;
"Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in Olympic history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his ability to nurture talent in athletes who have the heart and drive to win. This is his motivational book about winning in all walks of life and what you have to do to get there. He presents ten key concepts that all people should live by. Illuminating his lessons with spirited anecdotes, Bowman will teach you how to get gold out of every day by setting goals and getting motivated to achieve them. He will explain that taking risks is the key to success in any pursuit, and coach you on how you can make yourself risk-averse. By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualize in order to achieve your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job, or whatever area it is you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success."--"Bob Bowman, best known as the USA head coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful swim coaches. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his ability to find talent and work with athletes who have the heart and drive to win. This is his motivational book about winning in all walks of life and what you have to do to get there. He presents ten key concepts that all people should live by. Inside, illuminated by spirited anecdotes, Bowman will explain that taking risks is the key to success, and coach you on how you can make yourself risk-averse. Through The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualize in order to achieve your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job or whatever area it is you are seeking to triumph in is paramount to succeeding and preparing you for that success"--Foreword / by Michael Phelps -- A champion's pursuit -- Rule 1. A champion sets a "dream big" vision -- Rule 2. Adopt an "all-in!" attitude, not a "get out!" one -- Rule 3. Take risks-- and then enjoy the rewards -- Rule 4. Short-term goals lead to long-term success -- Rule 5. Live the vision every day -- Rule 6. A team approach can bring individual success -- Rule 7. Stay motivated over the long haul -- Rule 8. Adversity will make you stronger -- Rule 9. When the time comes, perform with confidence -- Rule 10. Celebrate your achievement, then decide what's next -- Appendix I. Bob Bowman's record of excellence -- Appendix II. In his own words : the quotable Bob Bowman.
Subjects: Success; Goal (Psychology); Performance.;
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