Sport Mechanics for Coaches 3rd edition

Author: Burkett, Brendan


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  • ISBN: 9780736083591
  • Author: Burkett, Brendan
  • Publ Date: 2010-03-01
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Imprint: HUMAN KINETICS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 250275

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1. Making a Smart Move; Chapter 2. Starting With Basics; Chapter 3. Getting a Move On; Chapter 4. Rocking and Rolling; Chapter 5. Don't Be a Pushover; Chapter 6. Going With the Flow; Chapter 7. Analyzing Sport Skills; Chapter 8. Identifying and Correcting Errors in Sport Skills; Chapter 9. Mechanics of Selected Sport Skills.


Paralympic gold medallist makes sport mechanics as easy as A,B,C. Author Brendan Burkett, a Paralympic gold medalist and world-record holder, makes sport mechanics as easy as A,B,C. He pours his love of sport and his expertise as an award-winning engineer and biomechanics professor into this enhanced, revised and reformatted text. Divided into three parts, the book covers the fundamentals of sport mechanics, the mechanical principles and the application of the knowledge to sport contexts. Alongside the text highlights real-life sporting achievements and the mechanics behind them. Teaching aids include review questions and practical activities allowing students and coaches to gauge their understanding of key concepts, chapter by chapter. Since the last edition, technological advancements have expanded the athlete's toolbox. This new edition includes nearly 150 illustrations and photos and all-new content to explain these new developments. Readers are helped to understand and incorporate technology and state-of-the-art sport equipment to enhance training, identify errors in technique and improve performance. Coaches, students and athletes with a curiosity about how things work in the world of sport, and a desire to improve performance will find this new edition refreshingly easy to read, comprehend and put into practice.

Author Biography:

Brendan Burkett is an associate professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. As an international elite athlete, Burkett represented Australia for 13 years as a swimmer and was the Paralympic champion, world champion, world-record holder and multiple medalist in the Commonwealth Games and Australian national championships. He also worked with the Australian swimming team in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


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