Manuals and DVDs

20m Shuttle Run Test

20m Shuttle Run Test

The 20m Shuttle Run Test is one of the best methods for testing aerobic fitness and is suitable for athletes in active training, coaches with large groups to teach and people exercising to improve general well-being. It contains scores which have been obtained by a wide range of groups of children and adults. All you require is a CD player and two markers placed 20 metres apart. On the CD it is possible to repeat individual tracks quickly and with great precision. It also contains additional tracks for performing constant paced interval training and a sub-maximal aerobic test. 1997 | CD

AU$20.00

Beginning Coaching Manual

Beginning Coaching Manual

Beginning Coaching targets the beginner coach with a focus on the 'soft skills' of coaching including: group management, communication, risk management, planning and ethical responsibilities of the coach. Inclusive practices have been emphasised throughout the manual, so that coaches are better able to apply information on how to work with specific population groups such as athletes with a disability and indigenous athletes. Current information regarding ethical issues such as child protection, drugs in sport and working with officials/coaches and parents are included. Information in each chapter is more 'reader friendly', incorporating a range of case studies to demonstrate how to apply theoretical concepts, and 'tips' to summarise key 'take home' points. 2006 | 4th edition paperback A4 144pp  

AU$17.50

Intermediate Coaching Manual

Intermediate Coaching Manual

Intermediate Coaching is for the coach that has moved beyond the beginner level of coaching and wants to improve their skills and knowledge to improve athlete performance. The manual supports the Intermediate Coaching General Principles and includes a simple introduction to sport science concepts and the essential coaching skills of planning, management, safety, learning and teaching processes and individualisation. The manual is written in an applied manner with a range of case studies and examples that will assist coaches in their understanding of the principles outlined. 2008  

AU$17.50

Better Coaching Manual

Better Coaching Manual

This second edition of Better Coaching reflects the changes in sport since the first edition, showing the increasing focus on legal, ethical and behavioural issues in sport and including new information on drugs, and information technology in sport. The first section covers the roles and responsibilities of modern coaches, their methods and management. The structure and function of the athlete is covered in section two. The third section discusses how performance can be improved with appropriate training principles and methods. The final section presents a holistic view of sport programs and the role of the coach. 2001 | Paperback A4 264pp 

AU$49.50

Mentor Training Manual

Mentor Training Manual

This manual has been produced by the Australian Sports Commission to develop and enhance the skills of mentors working with coaches and officials. Topics covered in the manual include the mentoring process, knowing your mentee, setting up the mentoring relationship, skills of mentoring, communication skills, and managing and resolving conflict.

AU$17.50

Coaching Athletes with Disabilities

Coaching Athletes with Disabilities

This manual provides general information about coaching athletes with a disability in an easy-to-read and informative format. It has been designed to highlight the commonality of coaching an athlete with a disability and able-bodied athletes and to provide specific strategies and techniques. The manual has been written specifically to help coaches who have sport-specific knowledge and experience to increase their understanding of the capabilities of athletes with a disability and the most appropriate coaching methods. 2005 (reprint) | Paperback A4 168pp 

AU$17.50

Coaching Juniors DVD

Coaching Juniors DVD

This DVD highlights some skills coaches of juniors can develop, including group management and communication, and issues coaches may face on game day.

AU$10.00 

Intermediate Coaching General Principles DVD

Intermediate Coaching General Principles DVD

This DVD can be used in conjunction with the delivery of the Intermediate Coaching General Principles. It includes a series of short videos covering the following areas:
Skill acquisition - Decision-making and anticipation skills, along with implicit and explicit learning. Duration: 4.41 minutes
Sport pyschology - Goal setting and managing emotions. Duration: 3.42 minutes
Physiology - A basic introduction to the energy systems, componenents of fitness and principles of training. Duration: 4.18 minutes
Basic biomechanics - This video covers components of biomechanics that coaches need to apply to enhance performance, these include; motion, force, momentum, levers and balance. Duration: 3.49 minutes
Coaching processes - Meeting individual needs, problem solving and questioning, giving instructions and feedback. Duration: 4.25 minutes  

AU$10.00

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