Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development considers the large problem of training specialists working in isolation and builds a case for integrated periodization as conceived by Tudor Bompa. The book begins by defining periodization as a specific theory and methodology, historically detailing how the term was formally derived, differentiating it from the current view of periodization as a Russian concept. Next, the authors clarify some common misconceptions of periodization by integrating evidence-based practice with emphasis on sports nutrition, psychological preparation, and training methodology.
Chapa Wellness Map: A Systematic Approach to Physical Activity redefines the three terms that are indispensable for the future of physical activity and sports: wellness, fitness, and high performance. These are the three fundamental concepts for this new system that will bring inactive people out of their sedentary lifestyle, will be a model for the sports industry, and will be a basis for a world classification system of the different levels of physical activity.
Quick Guide to Choosing Your College Major is an easy-to-use guide moves from self-assessment to information to decision making. The decision-making process begins with an explanation of what a college major is and what should be considered when making a decision. The next chapters offer three quick exercises to help readers clarify dimensions that are relevant to the choice of a major: their personality type, their strongest skills, and their favorite high school courses. Using the results of these exercises, readers construct a “hot list” of the college majors that seem to suit them the most, plus any others that look interesting. Then they explore their possible choices by reading fact-packed descriptions of 61 popular college majors and the 164 occupations and 95 job specializations linked to these majors.
Unforgettable Soccer is a fun book about soccer. Rather than putting the magnifying glass on great champions and memorable matches, it instead examines the more obscure tales from soccer, rescuing incredible feats and masterful mistakes from oblivion—incredible feats such as the soccer player who scored all four goals in a game that ended 2-2. Or crazy stories about a Danish referee who stopped a match to look for the dentures he had lost. The reader will even find a story about a defender who was reprimanded even though he was already dead!
Major League Soccer (MLS) is on the fast track to becoming the world’s next super league. Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams gives in-depth information on this amazing league, including the players, coaches, each team’s style of play, and even background on each MLS city. As American soccer continues to explode in popularity, it’s only a matter of time before the United States takes over the world’s most popular sport. Compared with the soccer-playing world, MLS had a late start, playing its first games in 1996, yet its goal is to surpass the EPL, Serie A, La Liga, and Bundesliga. This book explains the current focus of the MLS and its plans for the future.
The Learn to Swim book is a superb how-to guide for parents and caregivers to teach their baby the basics of swimming and water familiarization in the lead up to, and in conjunction with, swimming lessons. Each chapter focuses on a new skill for the parent and baby to learn together in the bath or pool.
Half Marathon: A Complete Training Guide for Women is a must-have for adult women of any age at any fitness level who want to train for a half marathon.
Using Jeff Galloway’s proven Run Walk Run® method, this book offers a step-by-step program for woman that will get them started with weekly training. The training plans follow the run-walk-run format, allowing the runner to increase her mileage while decreasing her time, safely and effectively. An added benefit of these training programs is that they can easily fit into any busy schedule because training needs to happen only three days a week.
The 2018 soccer World Cup highlighted the increasing emphasis on transitional awareness and tactics. From elite domestic leagues worldwide to local youth coaching clinics, there is a pronounced effort to help coaches and players recognize and seize the advantages gleaned through controlling transitional moments. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspurs), among many others, have climbed to forefront of the coaching ranks in recent years, espousing various pressing, counter-pressing, and counterattacking schemes that have made their teams so difficult to play against. Though coaches worldwide have focused on transitional moments as the next tactical revolution in soccer, there has been a remarkable lack of written coaching material on the subject. Transition in Soccer is the first complete study of critical transition moments in the beautiful game.
Did you know that soccer is the most widely played sport in the world? It is true. Soccer has over a a billion players. The simple reasons for its success are these: All you need to play a fun game of soccer is an open space and a ball. That’s it. Here’s where this book comes in. Soccer for Kids is an illustrated guide with pictures kids will not only love but understand. It has a simple approach to the sport aimed at children and young teens.