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Each month Human Kinetics features one of their publications and makes it available for purchase by Coaches BC members at a discount. Human Kinetics returns a portion of the proceeds from the sales to the Coaches Association of BC.

June Book of the Month

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Tim Noakes, medical doctor, exercise physiologist, and internationally recognized expert on human performance, debunks current hydration beliefs. Waterlogged outlines practices that endurance athletes should follow, variables they should consider, and guidelines they should use to maintain proper fluid balance in sport training and performance. To see more click the following link Waterlogged - Human Kinetics

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Coaches BC Members may also borrow the current and past Books of the Month listed below free of charge. A listing of books are shown below.


Previous Books of the Month in the Coaches BC Library (in alphabetical order):

Advanced Sports Nutrition (Author: Dan Benardot)

Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, this comprehensive guide presents cutting-edge nutritional concepts tailored for application by athletes in any sport. World-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot breaks down the chemistry of improved performance into winning principles that ensure an athlete’s key energy systems are properly stocked at all times. For more information or to order click here.

Anger Management in Sport: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Athletes (Author: Mitch Abrams)

Anger management is becoming an increasingly significant area of study in sport. This issue affects all people involved in the sporting environment, yet few sport professionals, coaches, or administrators fully understand anger in sport and how to work with athletes to overcome the problem. Anger Management in Sport: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Athletes addresses this important topic and provides strategies and interventions for overcoming excessive anger and aggression in athletes. The provocative book challenges long-held assumptions and points the way to further research and discussion. For more information or to order click here.

Athletic Body in Balance (Author: Gray Cook)

Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movements and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. For more information or to order click here.

Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning (Author: Vern Gambetta)

Athletic Development explains what works, what doesn’t, and why. Gambetta’s no-nonsense approach emphasizes results that pay off in the competitive season and reflect his work at the highest echelons of sport. Merging principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology with sports conditioning applications and four decades of professional practice, this is the definitive guide to performance-enhancing training. For more information or to order click here.

Athletic Fitness for Kids (Authors: Lancaster, Teodorescu)

Athletic Fitness for Kids includes drills, games, and exercises that cross over with popular sports   such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis. Sport-specific drill suggestions are also included. This is a conditioning program designed to fully develop a young athlete’s physical skills without dropout, injury, or burnout.. For more information or to order click here.

Athlete's Guide to Making Weight (Authors: Macedonio, Dunford)

Renowned sport dietitians Michele Macedonio and Marie Dunford have analyzed today's top athletes, competitive trends, and positional demands across 21 sports to help you determine - and achieve - your optimal competitive weight. Whether you need to add muscle and mass, lose body fat, or control water weight, The Athlete’s Guide to Making Weight will help you reach your goals without sacrificing safety or performance. For more information or to order click here.

Breathe Strong, Perform Better (Author: Alison McConnell)

Today’s top athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, know the benefits that breathing muscle training provides. From performance to conditioning, the results are clear. Now with Breathe Strong, Perform Better, you will learn how to use breathing training to excel. For more information or to order click here.

Diabetic Athlete's Handbook (Author: Sheri Colberg)

Whether you're a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook has the training and performance advice you need to remain active and at the top of your game. For more information or to order click here.

Delavier's Core Training Anatomy

Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy makes a perfect companion to the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy. The ideal visual supplement is accompanied by Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations and features 362 full-color photos of over 100 exercises and 60 sample programs, including those for strength and athletic performance. To see more click the following link Delavier's Core Training Anatomy - Human Kinetics

Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy

Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.To see more click here.  

Developing Agility and Quickness (Authors: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Jay Dawes, Mark Roozen)

Developing Agility and Quickness helps athletes blow past those barriers thanks to the top sport conditioning authority in the world, the National Strength and Conditioning Association. NSCA hand-picked its top experts to present the best training advice, drills, and programs for optimizing athletes’ linear and lateral movements. Make Developing Agility and Quickness a key part of your conditioning program, and get a step ahead of the competition. To see more click the following link Developing Agility and Quickness - Human Kinetics

Developing Endurance (By NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Ben Reuter)

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, triathletes, and ultradistance athletes must sustain performance at a high level to come out on top. Developing Endurance shows how to achieve optimal stamina to race your best through science-based aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training. To see more click the following link Developing Endurance - Human Kinetics

End Neck & Back Pain (Author: Vincent Fortanasce, David Gutkind and Robert G. Watkins)

In End Neck & Back Pain, the leading names in back health join together to provide the latest research, professional insights, and proven programs to prevent and relieve pain and discomfort. Whether this is your first bout with serious pain or a recurring problem, End Back & Neck Pain has insights, answers, and programs that will put you on the path to a pain-free life. For more information or to order click here.

Ethics in Sport (Author: William Morgan)

Whether used as a textbook or as a professional reference, Ethics in Sport is an essential resource of up-to-date readings addressing the rapidly developing ethical issues at the forefront of the sporting landscape. For more information or to order click here.

Explosive Power & Strength (Author: Donald Chu)

The best in sports conditioning now combines plyometric, resistance, and sprint training, matching workouts closely to the demands and skills of particular sports. This book offers three training methods in one but also shows readers how to create individualized, sport-specific programs. For more information or to order click here.

Frameworks for Sport Psychologists (Author: Karen Lee Hill)

Karen L. Hill highlights five popular theoretical models and demonstrates how they can be applied in helping athletes to improve their performance and offers the reader a practical look at sport psychology through its unique blend of theory and practice. For more information or to order click here.

Full Body Flexibility (Author: Jay Blahnik) 

Improve flexibility, balance, and strength in three steps! Only the Full-Body Flexibility system blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences for your every need. Whether you’re seeking to improve overall fitness or simply searching for a more effective way to stretch, Full-Body Flexibility is your guide for staying active, healthy, pain free, and injury free. For more information or to order click here.

Golf Anatomy (Author: Craig Davies and Vince DiSaia) 

You’ll see how to improve mobility, stability, body awareness, and muscle strength to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts. From sand traps to awkward lies, Golf Anatomy will prepare you for even the most challenging of shots. Plus, you’ll learn how to stay at the top of your game with targeted injury-prevention exercises for the lower back, elbows, wrists, shoulders, and hips. For more information or to order click here.

Heart Rate Training (Author: Roy Benson and Declan Connolly)  

From functions, features, and operational advice for your device to interpreting and applying the results, Heart Rate Training is a step-by-step guide to optimizing performance. You’ll learn how, when, and why monitors can, and should, be incorporated into your workouts, training, and conditioning program to produce maximum results. For more information or to order click here.

Inside Sport Psychology (Author: Costas Karageorghis and Peter Terry) 

In this essential guide, renowned sport psychologists Costas Karageorghis and Peter Terry explain how to elevate performance through the application of evidence-based strategies and techniques such as these: Goal setting, Reward strategies, Visualization, Self-hypnosis, Managing anxiety and Improving motivation and performance with the use of music. You can also purchase this book from Human Kinetics. For more information or to order click here.

In Pursuit of Excellence - 4th Edition (Author: Terry Orlick) 

Whether you are an athlete, a coach or a promising high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to help you fulfill your aspirations. You can also purchase this book from Human Kinetics. For more information or to order click here.

Lactate Threshold Training (Author: Peter Janssen) 

Whether you’re a runner, skier, cyclist, triathlete, or rower, as an endurance athlete you need to race and train as fast as possible without hitting the wall from high levels of lactic acid in your bloodstream. Elite athletes and coaches know that increasing lactate threshold is essential to success. Now you can use this knowledge to push your performance to the limit.  For more information or to order click here.

Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance (Author: Heidi Skolnik and Andrea Chernus) 

With guidelines specific to training and competition, as well as sample meal and snack plans, you’ll see how certain nutrients in precise amounts at specific times can improve consistency of energy, speed recovery, increase the building effects of strength training, diminish muscle breakdown, improve immune function, and minimize your risk of injury.  For more information or to order click here.

Organizing Successful Tournaments (Author: John Byl)

Whether you are running a three-team league, a huge tournament, or anything in between, the most competitive and fair schedule or bracket is at your fingertips in this comprehensive package. Every major type of competition—single elimination, double elimination, multilevel, round robin, ladder, pyramid, and level rotation—is thoroughly explained to help you determine the type that best suits your needs. For more information or to order click here.

Perception, Cognition & Decision Training (Author: Joan Vickers)

Athletes must be able to make split-second decisions under the pressures of competition, but often this vital learning is left to chance. Readers gain access to the research foundations behind an innovative decision-training system that has been used successfully for years in training athletes. For more information or to order click here.

Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness (Authors: Maud, Foster)

contains detailed descriptions of a range of accepted fitness assessment methods. This resource focuses on the general population, not just elite athletes. For more information or to order click here.

Power Eating (Authors: Kleiner, Greenwood-Robinson)

Power Eating combines the most up-to-date scientific and practical advice to address the unique nutritional requirements of the power athlete. The result is an approach that has helped thousands of athletes reach their physique and performance goals—safely and legally. For more information or to order click here.

Sport First Aid (Author: Melinda Flegel)

As a coach, you’re likely the first on the scene when one of your athletes falls ill or suffers an injury on the field of play. Are you prepared to respond? What exactly is expected of you—by your athletes, their parents, and the law? Provides high school, collegiate, and club sport coaches with detailed action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 athletic injuries and illnesses. For more information or to order click here.

Sport Nutrition for Coaches (Author: Leslie Bonci)

The essential tool for coaches and fitness specialists. With this text, you will be able to maximize your athletes’ performance through proper nutrition. For more information or to order click here.

Sports Nutrition Guidebook (Author: Nancy Clark)

Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide and will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen. For more information or to order click here.

The Sports Psych Handbook (Author: Shane Murphy)

This book makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body’s enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. For more information or to order click here.

Sports Power (Author: David Sandler)

Optimal power—the ideal combination of speed and strength—is the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Every sport has unique power demands. Whether it’s explosive running and jumping, a quick burst out of the starting block, or contacting and moving an opponent, developing the right proportion of strength and speed is crucial to optimizing athletic power. For more information or to order click here.

Strength Ball Training (Author: Lorne Goldenberg)

Develop strength, power, coordination, balance, and core stability using the medicine ball and stability ball exercises included in Strength Ball Training. 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. For more information or to order click here.

Strength Training Anatomy (Author: Frederic Delavier)

Over 400 full-colour detailed illustrations and artwork which showcases the muscles used during each exercise and delineates how these muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures in multilateral views not seen in other resources. For more information or to order click here.

Stretching Anatomy (Authors: Nelson, Kokkonen)

Stretching Anatomy will arm you with the knowledge to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You'll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Whether it is increased flexibility or reduced muscle soreness or tension, Stretching Anatomy allows you to see and feel the benefit of proper stretching technique. For more information or to order click here.

Stretching to Win (Authors: Frederick, Frederick)

Learn the dynamic exercise techniques that most closely represent the movements and loads that will be required of your body on the court, field, course, track, or mat or in the water. After you complete a simple self-evaluation, a special science-based stretching matrix enables you to tailor a program specifically for your body, your sport, your position, or your event.
For more information or to order click here.

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II (Authors: Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill)

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II is your guide to serious muscle development. Inside you’ll learn the best exercises for building up and strengthening each muscle; how to determine weights, repetitions, and frequency; and strategies for accelerating recovery.
The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II includes proven programming for adding lean muscle mass, improving strength, and increasing power. Targeted workouts allow you to focus on specific muscle groups such as the chest, biceps, triceps, quads, and core. It’s all here and in all the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide! To see more click the following link Strength Training Anatomy Workout II - Human Kinetics

The Swim Coaching Bible (Authors: Hannula, Thornton)

The Swim Coaching Bible offers you an all-star, international cast of swimming experts sharing their knowledge on producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport. This book is sure to be a classic—one that swimming coaches reach for again and again. Specifically, The Swim Coaching Bible covers the key principles of coaching and program administration, conducting effective practice sessions, teaching techniques for every stroke, and training programs for every event. For more information or to order click here.

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness (Authors: L. Brown, V. Ferrigno)

Optimize your level of performance in any sport with Training for Speed, Agility and Quickness. Movement capabilities are more important in athletics than ever before and this book and DVD covers advanced drills and workouts for developing the skills to move with the swiftness and power you need to excel in sports. For more information or to order click here. 

True Competition (Authors: Light Sheilds; Bredemeier)

True Competition: A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society offers a blueprint for maximizing the potential of competition to foster excellence and enjoyment. It provides a novel perspective on competition that challenges traditional beliefs through a research-backed defense that—up until now—has been lacking. With this text, readers will learn the differences between positive and negative competition, and they will discover how to implement change in their organizations, teams, and individual practices.