High-Performance Training for Sports

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Human Kinetics, Sep 9, 2021 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
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High-Performance Training for Sports changed the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance when first published in 2014. Now the second edition builds on that groundbreaking work with the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols, and programs for developing today’s athletes.

High-Performance Training for Sports, Second Edition, features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching, and rehabilitation. This all-star team shares the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians, elite athletes, and teams from professional sport leagues around the world. In addition to fostering athletes’ speed, agility, jumping and landing capabilities, and anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, you’ll find six new chapters on programming for the in-season and off-season, learning and cueing, and having a positive impact on a training environment.

Combining the latest science and research with proven training protocols, High-Performance Training for Sports will help you accomplish three critical goals for your athletes:
  • Establish and develop resilience
  • Cultivate athletic capabilities
  • Enhance and sustain performance
Whether you are seeking to maximize the readiness of high-performance athletes for a season or are assisting athletes who are returning to play after injury, this definitive guide provides the best advice and practices. High-Performance Training for Sports is an essential resource for those who wish to excel as a strength and conditioning coach, trainer, rehabilitator, or athlete.

CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The High-Performance Training for Sports Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the High-Performance Training for Sports With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

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David Joyce has trained, rehabilitated and maintained multiple world champions, including Olympians, and more than 100 national champions. The first athletic performance coach in history to work with Team China after having worked with another national Olympic team, Joyce is the high performance and leadership specialist with The Performance Union, where he provides high performance and leadership consultancy services to elite organizations worldwide.



Daniel Lewindon is the head of performance science and medicine for the LTA, the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain. He is responsible for the leadership, management, and integration of sport science and medicine in support of elite players, coaches, and performance programs. Prior to his work with tennis athletes, Lewindon worked in professional rugby for 13 years, 7 of which he served as the senior team physiotherapist for England, where he was responsible for player recovery, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. He holds master's degrees in both sport science and sports medicine.

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