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EZ COE (Sports) Teaching Resources for EZ Teachers
Dear teachers, if you are keen to borrow any of these books. Please drop Mr Terry Poh (email: terry_abriel_poh@moe.edu.sg) to make arrangement. There will be a maximum of 5 books borrowed for a period of 2 weeks per school.
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101 YOUTH ATHLETICS DRILLS:
Designed specifically for young aspiring athletes, this manual contains a wide range of practice drills covering all the essential athletics techniques. Fun, educational and challenging, all the drills are illustrated and include: warming up, running drills, jumping/hurdling drills, throwing events and relay drills. As well as easy to follow instructions, each drill contains info on the equipment needed, the space required and how to put together a safe and effective training session.

2

BADMINTON (STEPS TO SUCCESS):
You will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level. Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop shots, smashes, drives and more. Steps to Success also break down common errors players make and provide corrective techniques to pinpoint problems and improve execution. Over 100 drills will further enforce correct technique, with designated drills for tactical practice, conditioning and teamwork for doubles play.

3

BASKETBALL (STEPS TO SUCCESS):
Coach Hal Wissel covers the entire progression of technical and tactical development needed to become a complete player. From essential footwork to key principles of defence, this guide details the skills and tactics needed to excel in today’s game. Shooting off the catch and creating shots off the dribble, running two- and three-player offensive plays and many more topics in the book will prepare players to succeed in every situation on the court.

4

BE A BETTER RUNNER:
For the first time, the most cutting-edge exercise science and practical training strategies are combined in one definitive guide. Be A Better Runner is guaranteed to make you faster and stronger, whether you’re a beginner working on your first 5k, a seasoned competitive runner, or a long-time veteran looking to avoid injury and re-energise your workouts. You’ll find the most progressive training and competition methods right at your fingertips.

5

DEVELOPING YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYERS:
Coach your young players to their maximum potential! This book combines proven coaching methods with engaging games that allow young athletes to develop their skills, understand team play and appreciate the sport. Author Horst Wein provides more than 150 games, corrective exercises and competitions for players aged 7 to 14. Based on the internationally renowned Football Development Model, training and coaching methods are divided into four levels, resulting in the best age-appropriate coaching resource available. From fundamental skills and goal-keeping to tactics and game intelligence, this book covers it all with clear writing and colourful illustrations.

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ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING:
Provides the latest and most comprehensive info on the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design and organization and administration of facilities. Its accuracy and reliability make it not only the leading preparation resource for the CSCS exam but also the definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists depend on to fin-tune their practice. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the info.

7

GOLD MEDAL NUTRITION:
The fifth edition sports is a new look, illustrations and current discussions of key topics, like what nutrients are needed for peak performance, how best to plan food purchasing and how to control body fat stores and gain muscle. Clear and concise, it is a practical resource for recreational and elite athletes, coaches and health professionals. With the easy-to-follow format, readers can find the advice they need in a matter of seconds. In a comprehensive-yet accessible-text, Cardwell explains how to get enough protein, find the best nutritional supplements, eat to bulk up, select the best presport meals, drink the best fluids for sports and travel well and avoid jet lag. This book explains how to build endurance and energy with the right mix of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and liquids. Particularly helpful are the tips for burning fat, building muscle and losing weight safely and sensibly.

8

HOW TO BE THE GREATEST LIKE(MUHD ALI):
The Rebel, the Rivals, the Revolution, author Steve Dawson goes the distance in chronicling the life and times of a child whose shiny, new red bicycle was stolen, sending him on the path towards his destiny as ”The Greatest”.

9

JUMP ROPE TRAINING:
The complete system for fitness and performance. The world’s best-selling jump rope training guide returns, and it’s bigger, better and more complete than ever! Workouts for a variety of sport skill and fitness components are included, such as endurance, strength and power, speed, agility and balance.

10

JUMPING INTO PLYOMETRICS:
100 exercises for Power and Strength. Boost your athletic ability to new heights with the 100 plyometric exercises. These proven exercises will improve strength, power, speed, quickness, and jumping ability while also helping you develop better coordination and balance. This book provides the most complete collection of plyometric exercises and drills.

11

KETTLEBELL RX:
Jeff Martone teaches you how to toughen-up your body, develop unbelievable conditioning and stamina and acquire a chiselled physique by wielding the bell of iron known as the kettlebell. He offers hundreds of movements, both beginning and advanced, break down and corrects the most common errors students make while training each movement and offers detailed workouts for athletes of all disciplines and skill levels. With thousands of step-by-step color photographs, descriptive narrative and detailed programming, KETTLEBELL RX is the most comprehensive and practical kettlebell book on the market.

12

KINETIC ANATOMY:
Created primarily for those who will work in physical activity fields, the third edition continues to assert itself as the ideal resource for learning structural anatomy and how it affects movement. The text gives students a firm concept of musculoskeletal anatomy by systematically assembling each component of the human body: bones, ligaments, joints and muscles on the bones, as well as the nerves and blood vessels that supply these muscles. Unique to this text is its coverage of the brain, heart, and lungs and how those structures of the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems contribute to human movement.

13

MICHAEL PHELPS (BENEATH THE SURFACE):
Phelps loves nothing more than competing, and hates nothing more than losing. A wonderful and candid inside look into the life and mind of the greatest swimmer of all time. If you are a swimmer, know a swimmer, or want to understand how one swimmer’s dreams come true, read, savour and share Beneath the Surface.

14

MIND GYM:
Sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your athletic performance as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes—many of whom he has worked with—you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental ‘muscle’.

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NUTRITION FOR HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORT:
This book uses a question-answer approach, which is convenient when you may have occasional short periods to study. In addition, the question often leading into the question that follows. Where appropriate, cross-referencing within the text is used to expand the discussion. No deep scientific background is needed for the chemical aspects of nutrition and energy expenditure, as these have been simplified.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (SHORT COURSE):
This book is tailored to the 2009 Edexcel GCSE PE Short Course specification. Written by an experienced senior examiner, it provides comprehensive subject content and exam practice. Key features include :

  • Engaging and accessible material that covers every aspect of the theory content
  • Full support for controlled assessment, including how to approach the practical, Analysis of Performance and the Personal Exercise Programme
  • Motivation examples of real sportspeople, demonstrating how the theory is key to the practical
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RAFAEL NADAL (THE BIOGRAPHY):
Rafael Nadal is one of the most exciting tennis players of his generation. An agile and powerful young opponent, with five grand-slam singles titles under his belt by the age of 22, he is undoubtedly one of the hottest tennis stars in the world right now. Hailed by many as having the potential to be one of the greatest champions of all time. A must-read for any sports fan.

18

ROGER FEDERER (QUEST FOR PERFECTION):
Roger Federer is the right model for anyone aspiring to be a tennis player. It is such a pleasure to just watch him play. His shot-making has got better and I doubt there is any shot he cannot make in any part of the court. He is such a complete player that I do not see anyone getting better than him for a long time from now.

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RUNNING (SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR SPORT):
This book is for you if you want to take your running to the next level. Whether you want to just get more enjoyment from your social running by improving your skills or go on to race competitively, you will find everything you need in these pages to step up your game.

20

SPORT PYSCHOLOGY (CONCEPTS N APPLICATIONS):
This book is written for students who are interested in learning about sport and exercise psychology as an academic discipline and in using that knowledge in applied settings. It is designed primarily for upper-level undergraduate students, but instructors can easily adapt the book as a foundation text for graduate students by supplementing the text with current articles from sport psychology journals.

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SPORT STRETCH:
This book provides a smorgasbord of stretches, so it’s easy to find one that works for you. No matter what your sport is, this book can help your flexibility and possibly your performance. Sports Stretch shows you how with stretching programs for 41 sports. Inside you’ll find illustrations and guidelines for 311 stretches. Take the guesswork out of stretching for your sport. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, Sport Stretch has everything you need to limber up and perform your best.

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SPORTS BIOMECHANICS THE BASICS:
This excellent, easy to read book is a must for all coaches and students interested in developing their understanding of sports performance and its improvement. In this comprehensively revised and improved edition, Dr Anthony Blazevich answers real-world questions using easily accessible language and fully updated, clear and concise diagrams.

23

SPORTS INJURIES (A SELF-HELP GUIDE):

Learn how the body works, why injuries happen in adults and children, how to deal with injuries and whom to consult. Discover the complications and consequences of injuries, rehabilitation exercise programs for recovery, safety measures and injury prevention. Packed with new info, this is an essential book for sports participants, coaches, personal trainers, PE teachers, parents, students of sports science and sports therapy, as well as non-sporting patients. It is also an invaluable reference tool for doctors and therapists. The author specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries and the promotion of fitness and good health. She set up the first full-time sports injuries clinic at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London.
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SPORTS NUTRITION (COMPLETE GUIDE);
This book is the essential practical handbook for the sportsperson wanting to achieve their best. This new colour edition is fully updated with the latest sports nutrition science and info including:

  • Guidance on maximising endurance, strength and performance
  • How to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements
  • Smart advice on improving body composition, maintaining hydration and many more
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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (A PRACTICAL GUIDE):
A Practical guide that will help you become fitter and stronger, achieve your goals and enjoy exercise, with proven, expert techniques. It’s full of practical tips to help you train your mind and improve your health.

  • Improve your performance
  • Relieve stress
  • Recover from injury
  • Make exercise a habit
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STRENGTH BALL TRAINING:
Develop strength, power, coordination, balance and core stability using the medicine ball and stability ball exercises. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts and strength and conditioning specialists, these exercises train the body as a linked system rather than targeting muscles in isolation. Exercise start with the core, where most movements are initiated, and then move out to the periphery, combing strength and balance in all the major muscle groups and the supporting muscles. The enclosed companion DVD shows you how to perform the most complex and advanced exercises. It also includes a sample 16-week program with an excellent array of strength, flexibility and balance challenges that may also be customized to design your own strength ball program.

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STRETCHING:
One of the most popular fitness books of all time. 10 new stretching routines for office workers and computer operators. Tips on office ergonomics and preventing repetitive stress injuries. New 2-color design.

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STRETCHING IN THE OFFICE:
You can feel better every day using the stretches in this book. 20 stretching routines and hundreds of combinations. It contains

  • Good morning stretches
  • Lower back stretches
  • Neck and shoulder stretches
  • Wrist and Keyboard Operator stretches
  • On-the-phone and copy machine stretches
  • Stressed-out stretches
29

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF COACHING YOUTH SOCCER:
This is the definitive manual for coaching kids aged 8-19. Written for both beginning and seasoned coaches, it shows you in concise, easy to understand terms, how to organize, motivate and lead your youth soccer team to success on the field. Included are

  • Step by step teaching points
  • Rules and strategies of the game
  • More than 100 illustrative diagrams
  • More than 75 practice and competitive drills
  • Complete 10-week season plans for each of three separate age groups
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THE ATHLETE'S GUIDE TO RECOVERY:
Hit a wall in your training? Maybe you aren’t giving the gains enough time to take hold. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allow the body to repair itself and come back stronger than before. Certified cycling, triathlon and running coach, Sage Rountree guides you to full recovery and improved performance, exploring how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue and how to make the best use of recovery tools.

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THE GOLD MINE EFFECT (CRACK THE SECRETS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE):
How can we identify and develop business talent? Ex-professional footballer and high performance anthropologist Rasmus Akersen quit his job and travelled the world for six months, visiting "gold mines" of talent; living and training with the planet's best athletes in an attempt to answer this question and adapt his findings into a revolutionary business context.
Rasmus Ankersen—born in 1983—is an author and motivational speaker who published his first book, the bestseller The DNA of a Winner, at twenty-two years old.

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TRAINING 4 SPEED,AGILITY n QUICKNESS:
Not only are modern athletes larger and more muscular than their predecessors, but they also move with swiftness and power never seen before. This book is the workout guide and DVD package you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. What elevates this book to become the ultimate training resource is the bonus DVD, ideal for both athletes and coaches. It allows you to see exactly how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book.

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WIN LIKE LIN (FINDING YOUR INNER LINSANITY):
Win Like Lin outlines the five principles Lin used to beat all the odds:

  • Don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled
  • Believe in your own ability
  • Find the system that works best for you
  • Focus on making the most of skills you already possess
  • Rebound quickly from setbacks and learn from failure
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YOU ARE YOUR OWN GYM:
A must read for anyone truly interested in their well-being. These principles, exercise and programs will guide you to your highest fitness potential. From an elite special operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape.

 

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