e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Basic C - Coaching General (Books)

  1-20 of 102 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

1. Coaching: A Realistic Perspective
2. Coaching Youth Cheerleading (Coaching
3. U6-U8 Soccer Coaching Guide
4. Coaching Tennis
5. Coaching Youth Tennis - 4th Edition
6. Coaching Hockey For Dummies
7. Coaching Basics (ASTD Training
8. Coaching Swimming Successfully
9. Coaching Youth Hockey - 2nd Edition
10. Coaching Basketball Successfully2nd
11. No-How Coaching: Strategies for
12. The Swim Coaching Bible (The Coaching
13. Positive Coaching: Building Character
14. Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership
15. Coaching Football For Dummies
16. Coaching Your Tennis Champion:
17. Coaching Youth Track & Field
18. The Baseball Coaching Bible (The
19. Coaching and Motivation: A Practical
20. Coaching Youth Wrestling - 3rd

1. Coaching: A Realistic Perspective
by Ralph J. Sabock
Paperback: 352 Pages (2008-04-18)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$44.93
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0742561569
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Coaching: A Realistic Perspective is the ideal textbook for anyone who is preparing to coach athletics. All aspects of the profession are addressed in a clear and straightforward manner, presented with advice gained from decades of experience. The expanded and updated ninth edition examines the qualities of successful coaches--presenting tools for self-evaluation, recruiting, off-season planning, player and parent expectations of coaches, potential problem areas, and the balance between a coach's work life and personal and family life--a topic often overlooked in other textbooks. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great service
The book was in great condition, and the shipping was fast.I went with the standard delivery but got my book soon then accepted.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY PROFESSIONAL!
Recently ordered a book for a short term class.Very disappointed that book did not arrive.Unfortunately, beyond the seller's control, a medical emergency occured.When the seller was able, she quickly refunded my purchase and sent me the book at no charge.I know that this was a rare incident and would gladly purchase again just because she went out of her way to make the customer happy...and that, my friends is what returns me to a place of business! ... Read more

2. Coaching Youth Cheerleading (Coaching Youth Sports Series)
Paperback: 152 Pages (2009-06-02)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736074449
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
We've got spirit--how 'bout you? As a newly anointed youth cheerleading coach, you've demonstrated that you have the spirit to coach, but what about the know-how? Coaching Youth Cheerleading will help you sort out the herkies from the handsprings and provide you with the tools and knowledge to run your squad with confidence, engage and inspire your cheerleaders, and keep it all fun.

Cowritten by cheerleading heavyweight Varsity Spirit and the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Coaching Youth Cheerleading includes techniques for performing cheers and sidelines during games and information on a squad's responsibilities before, during, and after games. Dozens of partner stunts, pyramids, jumps, and tumbling skills are supplemented by photos or illustrations depicting correct form and position.

In addition, you will gain valuable insight on coaching concepts such as coaching philosophy, communicating with squad members and parents, and preparing for the season.

The only resource aimed exclusively at youth cheerleading coaches, Coaching Youth Cheerleading is essential reading for coaches who demand the same level of enthusiasm of themselves as they do of their squad members. ... Read more

3. U6-U8 Soccer Coaching Guide
by Wesley Langdon
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-05-12)
list price: US$1.99
Asin: B0029XFM6S
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
A fun developmental guide for the first time parent coach designed for children aged 5-8. The 58 page guide features 7 chapters, 30 soccer drills and games, 5 progressive practice sessions, and expert graphics of all drills and games.

www.soccercoachingbooks.com ... Read more

Customer Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful soccer coach tool
If you are new to coaching youth soccer, this is a good inexpensive book to get you started and give you ideas. The biggest challenge in coaching is structuring and conducting practices, this book will help. ... Read more

4. Coaching Tennis
by Chuck Kriese
Paperback: 336 Pages (1998-06-11)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$11.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1570281238
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Chuck Kriese, men's head tennis coach at Clemson University and former U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team coach, is the all-time winningest coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and his career victories stand among the top in U.S. collegiate history. His coaching accomplishments include eleven ACC titles, eight national top ten finishes, and six ACC Coach of the Year awards. The Kriese coaching legacy has produced thirty All-Americans, sent twenty-three former players to the professional ranks, and spawned twelve current collegiate level coaches from among his former players and assistants. Coach Kriese is the author of three other books--Total Tennis Training, Winning Tennis, and Youth Tennis. He has lectured on the sport in the United States, England, Japan, Spain, and the Netherlands.Coaching Tennis, formerly published as Total Tennis Training, is a recipe for total player development that gives players and coaches the competitive edge when it comes to understanding the complex sport of tennis. The most comprehensive coaching guide available, it is complete with detailed descriptions of physical training techniques, useful approaches for mental and emotional development, and keys to establishing player strategy and team unity. Updated to discuss every conceivable aspect of the modern game from technical skills to momentum management, practice drills to goal setting, directional guidelines to coaching philosophies--discover Coach Kriese's unique motivational program, a formula proven in competition and proven by champions. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Tennis by chuck Kreise
I've coached for over 30 years and Chuck's book is clearly one of the best I've read.A must read for any tennis coach - high school, college, or private coach.
Well done Chuck,
Rich Berman
Owner/operator, Rich's Tennis School

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tennis Book
As a lifelong tennis aficionado, I try to read a bit of everything that has to do with the sport.I must say, this is the most thorough and fascinating tennis book.Kriese covers everything that a player needs to know: The fundamentals for beginners and more advanced strategies for professionals.I found the sections on "directionals" (where to place the ball) and "pecking order" (how to play against opponents of different rankings) to be the most helpful.And not only is it informative, but very entertaining as well.Kriese spices the text with personal stories and antidotes that he has collected throughout his long career as a teacher.And it's less than the price of a single tennis lesson.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!
This book does an excellent job at covering all the aspects of playing and coaching tennis.He divides tennis into 3 parts:the physical, the mental, and the emotional and he covers all three areas well.For example, he writes about your "role" when you play someone:are you the underdog or the favorite (he gives several other roles too)?He explains how to be comfortable with your role and how to excell in your role.He also writes about the different types of player personalities and how to best motivate them as a coach.I thought this book was just great.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Tennis
This is an outstanding book that deals with every aspect of coaching tennis.The book is very easy to read and includes charts, diagrams and photos to supplement the excellent techniques described.A must for anysuccessful tennis coach!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great guide to techniques, theory and drills for tennis
This book is great for the beginner, intermediate or even an advanced coach/player.No matter what level player the reader is, Kriese gives good advice on getting mentally and physically ready for the game.His advicecovers stretching and physical training, advice on how to play the gameagainst many types of players, (ex. players with good forehands and weakbackhands, players who are fast and come to the net, etc.), drills toprepare for the game, photos of techniques, diagrams on drills...and Icould go on.I've been using this book for almost two years to get tips ondrills and techniques as a player/coach.It's helped improve my game andthe players I teach.I highly recommend it! ... Read more

5. Coaching Youth Tennis - 4th Edition (Coaching Youth Sports Series)
Paperback: 192 Pages (2008-05-21)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.12
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736064192
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with Kirk Anderson, director of recreational coaches and programs at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), this fourth edition of Coaching Youth Tennis offers you baseline information every coach needs on coaching philosophy, communication, and safety. It also provides you with step-by-step instructions for executing and teaching the basic technical skills and the tactical aspects of singles and doubles tennis.

The book begins with a baseline introduction to coaching philosophy, communication, and safety. It then turns to sport-specific skills, such as racket and ball-handling skills and stroke skills based on the area of the court each is played. Information on coaching matches and developing season and practice plans for tennis players is provided, as well as an activity finder that brings over 30 activities contained in the book into one section with page numbers for easy reference. Also included are 30 coaching tips, as well as an expanded chapter on rules and equipment presents new youth modifications adopted by the USTA in September 2007. The official handbook of USTA Jr. Team Tennis, Coaching Youth Tennis serves up coaching know-how that's sure to be a winner with you and your players.

The book is an ideal resource for new and inexperienced coaches as well as for parents of youth tennis players. In addition, sport administrators and staff at park districts and other youth tennis organizations and facilities will find it a valuable resource to use and share with their youth coaches. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Light on coaching technique
This book was adequate for explaining the rules of the game and providing a structure to frame a new league tennis coach's plan for the season, but contained very limited information on "how to teach tennis to kids."I am a father teaching tennis to my three children (ages 10, 8 and 6).I was looking for a resource to provide me ideas, games and concepts to teach the game correctly to my kids in fun environment.This book didn't give me anything I can use.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Start...
This book is a good start for beginner coaches getting into the industry. Pros interested in rearing more competitive youngsters need to consider more that are not in this book. If you are starting to coach, this is a good book to start with. If you have some experience already with coaching children and adolescents, this book may be a little elementary with mostly review pointers.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good baseline...
I was interested in a book to learn tennis basics to help my daughter the love of the game that my wife and I both have. This is the one! Not only were the tips helpful to my daughter but we also learned a few things aswell. This book should be in any tennis parents library. ... Read more

6. Coaching Hockey For Dummies
by Don MacAdam, Gail Reynolds
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-09-11)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$10.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0470836857
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey – no experience required!

Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. Coaching Hockey For Dummies is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude.

For anyone new to coaching, Coaching Hockey For Dummies will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, Coaching Hockey For Dummies covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
As a coach who learned to play hockey as an adult, I'm always looking for more information.Many coaching books say the same things, and most leave out the kind of information that you probably would already know if you grew up playing the sport in organized leagues.By contrast, this book does an excellent job at pointing out things that may not be obvious to a new coach. It's extremely well-organized and well-written, with a mixture of theory and practical tips.

One of the best hockey coaching books out there, and definitely not just for dummies...
... Read more

7. Coaching Basics (ASTD Training Basics Series)
by Lisa Haneberg
Paperback: 126 Pages (2006-01-23)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$20.13
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1562864246
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Coaching is a powerful tool that many organizations are using to boost both individual and company-wide performance. Coaching Basics is designed as a baseline guide to help you develop these essential business skills. As noted by the author, coaching is a powerful tool that can move mountains of self-imposed resistance that get in the way of action and [business] results. In addition to building solid coaching skills, you will find essential tips on ensuring a coaching conversation is focused on your client's goals. Get guidance on how to avoid confusing coaching with advice, preaching, and counseling and the importance of keeping your eye on business and performance results. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic book
This book was recommended to me by a coach in the business for 25 years.It is a really strong basic book for people starting out in coaching.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific book!
This is a fantastic book on coaching!From the very first pages it is filled with insights and specific advice on things that are most important for coaching, behaviors, activities, things to strive for, things to avoid.Highly recommended for those considering a career in coaching and may be even helpful for experienced professionals.However, in my opinion, it is more of a book for a full-time coach rather than a manager or a team leader who want to build their coaching skills. ... Read more

8. Coaching Swimming Successfully - 2nd Edition (Coaching Successfully Series)
by Dick Hannula
Paperback: 192 Pages (2003-03-14)
list price: US$23.95 -- used & new: US$11.50
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736045198
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Make your swimming program the best with the help of the sport’s essential coaching reference. Coaching Swimming Successfully covers a full range of topics that determine who excels in the pool:

·Improve stroke technique and efficiency in all four strokes.
·Teach the new underwater dolphin kicking technique.
·Develop and apply an effective coaching philosophy.
·Motivate swimmers to achieve record-breaking times.
·Create practice plans for more productive day-to-day training sessions.

·Prepare for and run successful swim meets.
·Evaluate swimmers’ performance and make proper adjustments for future races.

Author Dick Hannula brings more than 50 years of coaching experience, knowledge, and achievement—including coaching 323 consecutive meets without a loss—to this special book. Coaching Swimming Successfully will show you ways to motivate your swimmers and build a confident and winning team. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Useless
The book is somewhat outdated, refers to freestyle as the "crawl stoke". Nothing is this book will help a first time coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information
This book is a great source of information and ideas for coaching swim.
Currently I coach on an age-group YMCA swim team and I am always looking for new ways to create effective practices.This book is written in an easy to search format and it gives examples that translate easily to 10 year olds!I recommend this book for age group swimming!

3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed reaction
This book had some nice ideas in it, but as a first time coach for young swimmers, this book was not terribly helpful to me, since the whole book is geared towards coaching adult swimmers.It covers just about everything else to do with coaching, but not in terrific detail.All in all, it's ok, it has good ideas in, and is probably good for a first book for an adult coach, but you will need more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I found this book to be very helpful to a first time coach for first-time-on-a-swim-team swimmers.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not for coaches
This is NOT a useful book for coaches, although it can be helpful for people without a coaching education or a good swimming background. Unfortunately, this book lacks every form of depth and I don't understand why all the reviews until now were extremely positive. Dick Hannula was a great coach, but this isn't a great book. I guess the readers were lead by pride instead of objectivity.
Coaching Swimming Successfully has an attractive title, but is somewhat misleading. While reading, you do get some new thoughts about coaching, but it will not make you a coach successfully.
The book is written with a first-person narrator and would be more interesting if it wasn't, since you will get annoyed after a while by every self-glorification of the writer and his successes. Besides, it's mainly focused on the American swimming school (planning and preparation, club swimming vs. high school swimming, yard pools, etc.) and it lacks some ability for extrapolation for other swimming countries.

The `Coaching Stroke Technique' part is redundant if you are a qualified coach and you still have your textbook from the course.

The book is easy to read, gives some new thoughts and can therefore help you coach more successfully, but it is too superficial and limited for a swimming coach. ... Read more

9. Coaching Youth Hockey - 2nd Edition (Coaching Youth Sports Series)
Paperback: 208 Pages (2001-09-05)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.97
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736037950
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
This second edition features the games approach to coaching hockey, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach. Also included are chapters on communicating with athletes and parents, planning and conducting practice, and coaching during games.

Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the nation’s number one coaching education program, Coaching Youth Hockey provides volunteer coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on how to fulfill that role. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Youth Hockey
Excellent condition when received.This book offers detailed insight for those coaches that want to immerse themselves in the next level of coaching.Certainly not for the beginner coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
I was taking a coaching class in college and used this book to supplement my class text books.Had some very good tips for new coaches and how to get the players involved.Introduced good concepts.Would recommend.

1-0 out of 5 stars Useless
Clearly not written by hockey people.

I could give numerous examples like pg 40 "Get Your Players' Attention""Make sure they aren't looking into the sun or at some distracting activity."

Practic plans are a joke.No way someone could run a 50 min practice based on these practice plans.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hockey review
I needed to understand how to teach children under 10 the game of Hockey and start towards gaining a coaching award in this age group. This book gives me a greater understanding of what turns on a childs interest and haw to maintain this interest.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Hockey Coach's Toolkit
This book offers a comprehensive set of introductory materials needed for the first time or experienced hockey coach. It is useful for either ice or roller hockey.I particularly appreciated the author's including thesocial, communication, and motivational aspects of coaching youth sports. Full of handy checklists and drills to emphasize the needed skills, thisbook provides a solid foundation for developing "your own" hockeyteaching and coaching program.The drills and progressions are excellent. The book would be better with more technical emphasis on skating skills andtechniques.But overall, I would recommend it for any coach or parent whois close to this fast-growing sport! ... Read more

10. Coaching Basketball Successfully2nd Edition (Coaching Successfully Series)
by Morgan Wootten
Paperback: 240 Pages (2003-08-08)
list price: US$20.95 -- used & new: US$12.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736047905
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
He amassed the most successful high school coaching record (1,274-192) ever during his 46-year career at DeMatha High School. Now, in Coaching Basketball Successfully, Morgan Wootten shares the wealth of knowledge that produced a .869 winning percentage, 5 national championships, a National Basketball Hall of Fame induction, and hundreds of high-achieving student-athletes.

Loaded with insights, instructions, and drills, the book contains a wealth of relevant stories, teaching points, and Xs and Os to cover every situation. Coaching Basketball Successfully is your guide to managing a program, team, and players on and off the court every season. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars It's not just for X's and O's
There is not doubt Coach Wooten was a master of X's and O's and this book certainly covers those aspects of the game.Coach Wooten was probably the best high school coach ever, or at least in modern basketball history. No, you can't go wrong if you buy the book for the X's and O's.

But don't buy it for the X's and O's, buy it for all the other information in the book, like how to organize an entire program and develop YOUR OWN style and philosophy of play and coaching.Those topics are what I found set this book apart.

Kevin Sivils - author of Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball
Game Strategies and Tactics for Basketball: Bench Coaching for Success

5-0 out of 5 stars For My Money, the Best Basketball Coaching Book There Is
During the 15 years that I've been coaching in Middle School, AAU, and Rec Leagues, I've read a lot of books on coaching basketball, some excellent (Dean Smith's "Multiple Offenses and Defenses," and John Wooden's "Practical Modern Basketball" come to mind), and some not so great.The book in my library that's the most dog-eared and smudged is Morgan Wootten's "Coaching Basketball Successfully."For the levels I've coached, I consider this book indispensable.The book is full not just of X's and O's and drills, although there are plenty of those, but also advice on how to organize a team, how to run tryouts, and how to relate to assistants, players, and parents.There are sections on everything from how to put together a game schedule for the season to when to call (and when not to call) timeouts.It's written clearly and concisely and at a perfect level for my needs.Part of my coaching routine every year is that the first week in August, I take "Coaching Basketball Successfully" down from the shelf and read it cover to cover, one more time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Baskketball Successfully
This book was a gift for a new High School assistant basketball coach.He read it front to back and continued to comment on how it was written.Easy to read, with many useful ideas and drills.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for the ages.
No matter how many books I have on basketball I always come back to this one.When great coachs explain every insight they used to be successful it can only make you a better coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for first time coaches
I spent one year as an assistant coach and one year as a head coach for boys high school basketball.After a four year hiatus I am returning to head coaching a freshman team and being an assistant for a varsity team.This book made me realize the little things I missed the first time around.From having a philosophy to in game situations.This is a comprehensive plan that I wish I had the first time around.Instead of going to coaching clinics to tell other coaches what Im doing, Im going with questions for the more experienced coaches on how they handle situations.All aspects of being involved in a program are covered: discipline, dealing with the media, dealing with parents, practice plans,etc....This book does not miss a beat,a must have. ... Read more

11. No-How Coaching: Strategies for Winning in Sports and Business from the Coach Who Says "No!" (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)
by Jim Collison
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2001-09-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$7.92
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 189212372X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
During his 51-year football-coaching career at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, John Gagliardi's teams have averaged just under 62 points per game and he has now achieved the all-time "winningest" college football coaching title. Yet Coach Gagliardi is a maverick who dares to say "NO" to traditional coaching rules: no precision warm-up drills, no tackling in practice, no conventional calisthenics, no cheerleaders, no playbooks, no mission statements, and no discipline problems. Now his long-time friend, Jim Collison explains the maverick coach s "NO-How Coaching" method and how it translates from winning in sports to winning in the business world.ContentsIntroduction: How to Enjoy and Use This BookPart I. No End to the Winning1. No Mission...Just Win2. John Gagliardi s Coaching Records3. Winning with NOs: The List in John s OrderPart II. Winning NOs...in Sports and in the Workplace4. No Single Best Way5. No Fear of Being Different6. No Throwing Away Money7. No Putting Outside Recruiting First8. No Top-heavy Staff9. No Artificial Limits on Talent10. No Need to Discipline11. No Reverence for Titles12. No Ignoring Anyone s Talents13. No Spoiling Your Team with Unearned Favors14. No Limiting Recognition to a Few15. No Narrow-minded Dress Rules16. No Harassment. Period.17. No Busy Work18. No Distractions from the Basics19. No Substituting Mission Statements for Doing the Job20. No Waiting for Luck21. No Winning Without Fun22. No Withholding Honor Earned23. No Overdoing the Rules24. No Time-Wasting Meetings25. No Put Downs26. No Substituting Reams of Paper for Action27. No Playing Favorites28. No Shirking Responsibility29. No Being a Jerk30. No Being a Drill Sergeant31. No Focusing on Mistakes32. No Substituting Putzing for Achieving33. No Unnecessary Anything34. No Celebrating Heroes Only35. No Pushing Unwanted Rewards36. No Trashy, Cheap Behavior37. No Overloading by Over-analysis38. No Fear of Taking a Ri ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent afternoon read
I loved Coach Gagliardi's methods. Although, I don't agree with everything he believes in that it can be transferred to the workplace; I do think he has a outlook that more businesses should look at. Simple quick read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Business Book
I manage a large staff in a financial services firm.Since I started the position a year ago, I've had problems dealing with the various personalities on staff and keeping productivity at an acceptable level.After reading this book a few weeks ago, I immediately started implementing the suggestions in "No How Coaching."Now, I can tell everyone that I've already seen results, which shocks even me because nothing else has worked.Productivity has increased.My staff is working better together.This book is amazing!If you are a company president or the lowliest peon, read this book and your business WILL IMPROVE! ... Read more

12. The Swim Coaching Bible (The Coaching Bible Series)
by Dick Hannula, Nort Thornton
Paperback: 376 Pages (2001-06-26)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0736036466
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The Swim Coaching Bible sets a new high water mark for competitive swim coaching resources. Experts from around the world offer a wealth of knowledge on

• coaching principles and program administration,
• conducting effective practice sessions,
• teaching techniques for every stroke, and
• training programs for every event.

The contributors are the most prolific group of swimming coaches, past and present, ever assembled in a single book: Jack Bauerle, Mike Bottom, Peter Daland, Rick DeMont, Jean Freeman, Doug Frost, Don Gambril, Shane Gould, Dick Hannula, Dick Jochums, Skip Kenney, John Leonard, Bruce Mason, David Marsh, Pablo Morales, Richard Quick, Eddie Reese, Randy Reese, Bill Rose, Dick Shoulberg, Deryk Snelling, David Salo, Jill Sterkel, Bill Sweetenham, Nort Thornton, John Trembley, and Jon Urbanchek.

The Swim Coaching Bible is a landmark work in competitive swimming. If you coach the sport or want a competitive edge, this book will be the one you refer to again and again. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Full of knowledge coming from the experts
I'm halfway through the book and just about to start coaching.Although it is meant for more experienced coach up to the Olympic level, I find it useful.Lots of knowledge from levels of swimmers and their expectations, responsibilities of coaches in terms of psychology and facility management, and even technic explained in detail, coming from the experts.This book explained the differences between the 2 types of freestyle so clearly and I hope it will help me in sprint training.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful
I have coached for seven years and I found this book to be a good reminder of what I want to do, and a good start to improving on my faults.This book gives some good work out ideas, and planning, but the strongest section is how each coach should relate themselves to the kids.I found that alot of the ideas that are in the book can directly relate to so many of my kids.A must for new coaches, and a useful tool for us old heads who think we know everything.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
A very good book, you can learn from the experiences of the top coaches in the world from this book! Each chapter is written by a world class swimming coach, this however, in my opinion, makes the book a little confusing for less experienced coaches, because although all coaches apply the same principles of training, each one presents them in a different way.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Coach Recommends It!
This is my first year as being head coach of the girl's swim team where I work and one of my co-workers bought this book for me and I loved it! Whether you're beginning your swim/diving coaching career, or you're an Olympic coach, this book comes it great handy! I learned a lot from this book, and at every meet, it's under my arm or right next to my split or heat sheets! I'd recommend it to any one who wants to coach, is a coach, or wants that extra edge!

5-0 out of 5 stars THE SWIM COACHING BIBLE
This is a very helpfull book for all swimming coaches. It's complexed but very easy to understand and apply recomendations from the coaches of the olympic winners! ... Read more

13. Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-esteem Through Sports
by Jim Thompson
 Paperback: 400 Pages (1995-03-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$13.40
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0982131704
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Positive Coaching is jam packed with information for coaches in any sport. The book includes over 200 coaching recommendations on specific psychological, motivational, and behavioral situations. There is a special focus on the coach as storyteller -- 50 motivational stories can be used to develop strong communication with athletes. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Contents Overview
This book is helpful for human interaction in general.Whether parenting, sitting at a bar, meeting in social clubs, working with customers, employees or employers the perspectives in this book can be helpful. I have outlined a review of every chapter in the book and what is covered.

Chapter 1 explains why coaching is difficult.
Talks about the worst in parents, coach's self-portrait, conflict of interest and hang-ups.
Describes inappropriate role models and commitment frustrations.

Chapter 2 presents the idea of watching for teachable moments.
Describes how to keep track of positive developments for each team member and communicating observations.
Describes how to deliver constructive critism during teachable moments with a track record of positive developments
Endores a high ratio of positive comments to few constructive criticisms.

Chapter 3 shows ways in using teachable moments to maximize benefits.
Encourages use of inspirational stories, metaphors, vision and using emotion to motivate.

Chapter 4 discusses engaging the minds of team members during teachable moments.
Helping team members to think for themselves, having team members coach each other and setting nurturing goals.

Chapter 5 describes a coach's role in building self-esteem.
Relates self-esteem to performance, competence, self-worth and self-endorsement.

Chapter 6 talks about character building.
Describes what the coach's most important character trait is.
Gives an overview about positive character traits to be reinforced.
Encourages character building during off-season activities.

Chapter 7 asserts that mistakes are forgivable and are valuable learning experiences.

Chapter 8 shows how to make practice time productive and fun.
Covers topics such as overlearning, recognizing challenges, making a commitment to learn, being prepared and building around a core.

Chapter 9 depicts the best coaching practices during competitions.
It is best to coach as a cheerleader, help them deal with pressure, emphasize character and preparing them well for the game.

Chapter 10 is about handling parents.
Documents incidents of improper parenting and how to help the team member and parent.
Presents the things that parents need from the person coaching their child.
Sets guidelines on how parents can best help the child and the coach.
Describes a parents impact on character development and how to intervene if necessary.

Chapter 11 puts "winning" into healthy perspective.
Asserts that winning is not the only thing that matters in competitions.
Warns against setting standards that are too high and worrying too much about other people's opinions.

Chapter 12 outlines the valuable lessons that come with losing a competition.
Explains how to handle the disappointment of losing and what to do when things go wrong.
Losing provides an opportunity to assess the competition and getting on the comeback trail.
There is a certain amount of freedom and appreciation that comes with losing.

Chapter 13 talks about nurturing outstanding individual competitors.
Defines the characteristics of an outstanding competitor and self-efficacy.
Coaches are told what they can and cannot do when coaching an outstanding competitor.

Chapter 14 wants coaches to make sure individuals can perform in the context of a team.
Describes awards that can undermine team spirit and how coaching can work to neutralize negative attitudes among team players.
Many ways of encouraging a team effort are discussed.

Chapter 15 recognizes the need to coach the many special team members.
The superstar, the large body type, the weak athlete, antagonistic members, unlikeable members, loners, handicapped, younger siblings, scapegoats, the uncoachable, the coach's (your own) child are examples of special cases that a coach might have to help.

Chapter 16 proposes how the end of a coaching season should be handled.

Chapter 17 encourages the coach to move the league in a positive direction.
Describes three kinds of adults that might be encountered in a supporting sports organization.
The positive impact of the parents and coach working together is discussed.

Chapter 18 approaches touchy topics in the "dark side of coaching"
Basically it explains that much like parents, coaches can unhelpfully project feelings of their own inadaquacy toward their team members.
This chapter helps work through some of the potential pitfalls.

Chapter 19 encourages coaches to teach team members to be positive coaches.
Emphasis is placed on making "unspecial" team members feel special.
Effective coaching will pass the torch of positive coaching onto future coaches.
A key to this is being the kind of coach you would have wanted to have helping your development process.

The book ends with references to sports organizations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
This book has completely changed my viewpoint on coaching youth athletes. It is an absolute must-read, in my opinion, for all coaches and parents.

5-0 out of 5 stars Positive Coaching
This was recommended by our baseball coach. My husband read it and said it will be very helpful!

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific Information for both Teachers & Coaches !!
The Author has a background that provided him with examples for each of his methods. He has Coached at many different Sports & Physical Abilities.
The book is all about BEING POSITIVE in all your contacts with Athletes & Parents. Nearly 400 pages long, it covers most of the situations Coaches face in their Career. The one I broke a smile on was describing how to deal with NEGATIVE PATENTS. He advises that you stay positive; continue to demand that they be positive & sooner or later, they will leave for another team. A negative person is just NOT HAPPY unless they can be negative. I bought 5 used books & handed them out to my fellow High School Coaches & my neighbor who coaches 12 year old Boy Basketballers.
This book is one you can keep on the top shelf & refer to it as the need arises.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the thinking Coach
I got this book just as I was about to coach a new teeball team and found its insight very helpful. Not a book about what drills to use but about motivation, handling people and protecting peoples love of the sport.More cerebral than I would expect in a coaching book. I used much of the material in my business career.Now I am starting his next book, "Shooting in the Dark". ... Read more

14. Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports and Everyday Life
by H.A. Dorfman
Paperback: 384 Pages (2005-10-25)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$11.35
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1589792580
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Coaching the Mental Game is a bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book is a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down
I purchased this book for two male friends who are high level athletic coaches.They both stated that they could not put it down.They also recommended the book to their wives to read.The wives loved it also.I just ordered one for myself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on this topic
For amateur "weekend warrior" coaches such as myself this is a topic that is far to often barely touched on if talked about at all. Telling kids to concentrate, focus and be mentally tough without teaching it like any other skill is like giving them a bat with no instruction and telling them to hit. Some will pick it up better than others due to their own make-up but all can get much better with a coach teaching them. The mental game can be taught as a skill the same as any physical skill we teach them.

This book is one that has the authentic "been-there-done-that" feel to it. It's well organized with great real world examples and has multiple lists at the end of each topic on how to make our athletes aware of the mental game and how to practice getting better at it.

This is a book you will read and re-read if you're truly interested in being the best coach you can be.It's one of those books where you can just open to any page and pick up a great idea or tip.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have
This is the 4th time I bought this book. I have given three away and the last one is worn out. Trying to make the most out of a player's ability is not complete until the mental aspect is addressed and this book helps with that approach. If you coach baseball, you need to have a copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on the mental game, period
The most useful book you will find on the mental game, and was very easy to ready. Great organization. A must read for any coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Graetest Coaching Book in Existance.
361 Pages Hardcover

ExerptPage 70 Coaching is teaching. The best coaches have something else. They have the good sense to instruct, then get out of the way. They are pedagogues not demagogues.

Table of contents
Section 1 The Coach as leader, Communicator, Teacher
1. Leadership & Power(s)
2. Leadership style
3. You, the leader-the coach
4. The substance of leadership
5. The coach communicates, one way or another
6. Communication: Considering the process Itself
7. Communication: The when, where, how, why-and who!
8. Coaching is teaching.
9. Learners: the Coach and athlete
Section 2 The mental game alphabet: Impact terms for the coach.
Section 3 The mental Game, A to Z: Athletes' impact terms.
Appendix A Leaders list
Appendix B "The guy in the glass"
Appendix C we learn what we've lived
Appendix D A winning way
Appendix E The final word on the mental game ... Read more

15. Coaching Football For Dummies
by The National Alliance of Youth Sports
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-07-12)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$6.59
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0471793310
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth football team. Your journey through the season will be packed with moments that make you smile and that you and your players will remember for the rest of your lives. But what if you’ve never coached before?

No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victory—even if you’re a first-time coach. You’ll discover how to:

  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Teach football fundamentals
  • Encourage good sportsmanship
  • Improve your team’s skills
  • Ensure safety on the field
  • Communicate effectively with parents

Packed with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kids—uncoordinated, shy, highly talented—at once. You’ll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players’ skills up a notch. You’ll also see how to:

  • Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—an often overlooked aspect of coaching
  • Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your players
  • Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teams
  • Take steps to avoid injuries
  • Deal with discipline issues and problem parents
  • Make critical half-time adjustments
  • Transition to coaching an All-Star Team

Complete with tips for working with parents, keeping your players healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days, Coaching Football For Dummies is all you need—besides a whistle and a clipboard—to navigate your players through a safe, fun, rewarding season! ... Read more

16. Coaching Your Tennis Champion: The Progressive Plan For Success
by David Minihan
Paperback: 212 Pages (2008-01-28)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$21.33
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1932421157
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Everything tennis professionals, school coaches, physical educators, and parents need to give young athletes the best chance of early success.

Get a head start in developing young players with Coaching Your Tennis Champion. QuickStart Tennis, the play format now used by the United States Tennis Association for junior players, is explained with easy-to-follow instructions, court diagrams, and photos. Make the most of valuable court time with innovative lesson plans created by a respected instructor.

  • Exclusive day-by-day progressive lesson plans covering 70+ games and drills.
  • The lessons are customized and grouped for players ages 5-7 and ages 8-10.
  • Use a lesson as is, or easily adjust it for your players' needs.
  • All activities are labeled with approximate completion times to help you budget teaching sessions.
  • Lesson games and drills focus on motor skills, strokes, game rules, and point play.
  • Plus! 30 additional games and drills to enliven your lessons and keep your students coming back.
    Exclusive time-saver plans for teaching professionals. Essential know-how for volunteer coaches and parents. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (3)

    2-0 out of 5 stars great stuff for little ones....
    My biggest complaint with this title is that it's not clear from the material is that it's targeted at 5-10 year-olds. My son is way beyond these cute drills and funny hats, so I'm feeling like i've wasted my money on this one.

    The material that's there is solid and well presented tho, so if your kids are 10 and under, it's got some good ideas.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For any who want to teach their tennis students right.
    Tennis is a widely celebrated sport the world over and has numerous physical and psychological benefits for its players. "Coaching Your Tennis Champion: The Progressive Plan for Success" is a guide for those who would coach children of any age to become the very best tennis player they can be. Covering day by day plans, drills, rules, strategies and so much more that every aspiring tennis star would love to learn. "Coaching Your Tennis Champion: The Progressive Plan for Success" is highly recommended for community library sports collections and for any who want to teach their tennis students right.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE!!!!
    This book is a must have for any parent or coach teaching youth tennis.Outside of the basic drills taught in schools and camps around the country, this book uses imaginative and extremely effective techniques for ensuring your youth are not only physically ready for competitive (and leisure) tennis, but also develop the knowledge to be "smart" players on the court.A truly phenomenal product and hats off to Mr Minihan for his efforts! ... Read more

  • 17. Coaching Youth Track & Field
    by ASEP
    Paperback: 232 Pages (2008-01-02)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.48
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0736069143
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
    Editorial Review

    Product Description
    Coaching Youth Track & Field stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, encourages a love of the sport, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.

    Numerous coaching books present the skills, drills, and activities of track and field. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner.

    Written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with Matt Lydum and other experts from Hershey's Track & Field Games and USA Track & Field (USATF), Coaching Youth Track & Field is the only resource available today aimed at coaches of athletes ages 14 and under.

    Coaching Youth Track & Field includes the following:

    • Activities specifically designed for young track and field athletes
    • Fundamentals of all of the events in track and field (USATF and Hershey's Track and Field Games)

    Coaching Youth Track & Field's 73 activities and 32 age-specific coaching tips are sure to jump-start your planning and practices and help you overcome any hurdle encountered during the season. Plus, sequenced and specific chapters help you learn, retain, and reference in a flash.

    Endorsed by USATF and named the official handbook of Hershey's Track & Field Games, this book is a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
    Although a little dated, it still had some useful information for coaching Jr. High Track and Field.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Youth track and field
    the book is very helpful with technique and attitude.we carry it with us in our coach bag ... Read more

    18. The Baseball Coaching Bible (The Coaching Bible Series)
    by Jerry Kindall, John Winkin
    Paperback: 384 Pages (1999-12-05)
    list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.65
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0736001611
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
    Editorial Review

    Product Description
    Rarely is a book so collaborative in its inception, authoritative in its information, useful in its application, and wide in its scope that it serves as both the gospel and guide on a subject. The Baseball Coaching Bible earns that special status by presenting the knowledge of many of the greatest to have ever coached the game and covering a full spectrum of topics on leading a team to become champions.

    The 27 contributing coaches share their keys to winning baseball—something they know well, having won 50 national titles and nearly 25,000 games. The book's varied and vast amount of information allows you to pick and choose what you wish to implement in your program, but you will gain knowledge and be entertained by it all. The wit and wisdom of baseball’s sharpest minds shine through in their memorable stories and valuable insights. The contributing coaches include:

    • Bob Bennett
    • Skip Bertman
    • Bobo Brayton
    • Ed Cheff
    • Rod Dedeaux
    • Ron Fraser
    • Gordon Gillespie
    • Charlie Greene
    • Cliff Gustafson
    • Tom House
    • Itch Jones
    • Dave Keilitz
    • Jerry Kindall
    • Danny Litwhiler
    • Andy Lopez
    • Mark Marquess
    • Ron Polk
    • Gary Pullins
    • Ken Schreiber
    • John Scolinos
    • Hal Smeltzly
    • Bob Smith
    • Jack Stallings
    • Glen Tuckett
    • Gary Ward
    • John Winkin
    • Bobby Winkles ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (8)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Coach Gary Ward is the best ever.... Lopez, worst coach ever
    The chapter by Coach Gary Ward is phenomenal.I played for Coach Ward at OSU and he is the best coach, best leader and best hitting instructor I have ever dealt with or been exposed to in my many years of baseball.My father is a baseball hitting instrutor and minor league coach and Coach Ward blew his mind with his teachings and the results he obtains.His hitting system is incredible and acheives tremendous results with the proper commitment. I don't have enough great things to say about Coach Ward as a coach, a person or as a hitting instructor.

    The chapter by Andy Lopez, however, is horrific.I also played for Lopez while at UF and I can't take anything he says seriously and am always surprised that he remains employed at the Division 1 level.His actions have demonstrated to me that he is quite media savvy and works well to sell his product to school administration, but is a hypocrite and lacks leadership skills with his players.Anything he says about leadership, loyalty or character are merely aspirational items he is parroting from somewhere else and doesn't truly live by.You can take some good things away from the chapter, but it lost all credibility with me given the author.

    3-0 out of 5 stars not bad!
    This book received a 3 star rating for the following reason!! Its average. not bad, very basic on baseball.its been a while since i've read it so this review wont be helpful.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I read the entire book
    As a new high school baseball coach, I purchased many books in order to help me gain the knowledge I needed to feel confident about beginning a new program. This book is average compared to the rest.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Baseball Coaching Bible
    I bought this book for my son who is a teacher and a baseball player who will also be coaching for the first time this Spring.
    He says the book is great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.....
    Coach Winkin is 86 years young(87 in 2006) and he still is a college baseball coach.His knowledge and passion for the game is evident here.He has put together a great book to expand your over-all wisdom regarding a game so few really understand.Everyone knows about pitchers and hitters, but there are thousands of hidden aspects of the game to learn about. ... Read more

    19. Coaching and Motivation: A Practical Guide to Maximum Athletic Performance
    by William E. Warren
    Hardcover: 204 Pages (1983-11)
    list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$7.55
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0131389904
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
    Editorial Review

    Product Description
    A practical and proven motivation program based on the methods of Vince Lombardi and other all-time coaching greats. Shows how to most effectively use rewards and incentives, cope with "problem" players, and make practices less routine. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars It gives insights into motivating all types of athletes
    This is an excellent book for the beginner coach or the coach who has many years of experience.It introduces the reader to different types of motivation and how to motivate teams and players of superior levels ofperformance and teams and players that are perennial losers.Warren alsotalks about other coaching issues such as assistant coaches, coachingwomen, the superstar athlete, and dealing with administrators and parents.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, very down to earth approach to help motivate
    This is a very good book. I am on my second time reading it. Good book to read inbetween seasons or at the begining of your season. A lot of common sence ideas, but they remind you or open your eyes again. Also a lot of new approaches or ideas to try out. Each part of the book deals with differend aspects of coaching and motivating players. I highley recommend this book to any coach who needs help motivating players, or just as a refresher. You will learn something new by reading it and it is sure to help your team. ... Read more

    20. Coaching Youth Wrestling - 3rd Edition (Coaching Youth Sports Series)
    by ASEP
    Paperback: 208 Pages (2007-10-12)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.83
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0736067116
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
    Editorial Review

    Product Description
    Coaching Youth Wrestling, Third Edition, stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, helps your kids enjoy their wrestling experiences, and motivates your wrestlers to come out year after year.

    Ideal for coaches of wrestlers ages 8 to 14, Coaching Youth Wrestling teaches you how to convey folk-style wrestling skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Its focus on teaching fundamental wrestling skills and techniques through match-like activities sets it apart from other wrestling coaching books. And, it's the only one written with the expertise of USA Wrestling.

    Sequenced and specific chapters help you learn, retain, and reference in a flash. New skill-teaching activities and age-appropriate coaching tips are sure to bring focus and fun to your practices.

    You'll get an in-depth look at wrestling fundamentals and the most effective teaching methods with updated and expanded information on coaching top and bottom techniques, coaching attacks and counterattacks, and basic skills. A straightforward discussion of weight classes and safety considerations prepares you to help your wrestlers make weight using safe, age-appropriate methods.

    The expertise of USA Wrestling, combined with essential coaching skills like communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for matches and practices, make this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young wrestlers. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (7)

    4-0 out of 5 stars good for just starting coaches
    This book is a good book for coaches who are new to wrestling. It does a good job going over the concepts of coaching, covers topics in coaching that you might not think of on your own. It covers the seven basic skill that the USA Wresting Federation thinks are important. It has some chapters on actual moves and counters but it it very basic. It also talks about teaching skills but is very weak in discussing or showing drills to help solidify the skills. It has a games section at the back but I don't think that is a very good section. The section on developing season and practice plans is very generic. Overall I would recommend this book but only with an additional purchase of a good drills book and maybe a season long practice plan book (not sure if this even exists)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great gudie for new and old coaches
    This book, now expanded has guidelines for all wrestling coaches and can assist in charting daily drills and learning the signals and the various holds. It also aides coaches into teaching fairplay and sportsmanship amongst young wrestlers, which is important in their daily lives. A great and informative read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A little marvel
    This book is a little marvel.I got it as I am coaching a group of adult beginners...and it's really helpful....my wrestlers are slow to learn moves and not too agile, so the slow/kids approach is perfect.
    A bit disconcerting, all the photos of mere kids doing the moves...but that's to be expected as it's originally a teach-kids book.
    But it's really much more than that. It can serve as a premier at any level.
    The explanataions are very clear and can usefully be adapted..so often it's difficult to put into words information about moves, stances etc.
    This little marvel does it very well.
    10 out of 10

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book to learn the basics.
    Loved this book, it was very helpful to a parent who was new to wrestling.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Starting Book
    We bought this book along with another one for our 5 year son for husband to help coach him his first year.It has good stuff in it, but my husband was hoping it had more beginning drills in it. ... Read more

      1-20 of 102 | Next 20
    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

    Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
    Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

    site stats