Sports Talent / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Human Kinetics Publishers
If you have ever wondered if your athletically inclined child has what it takes to compete at the high school, college, or professional level, look no further than Sports Talent.
In Sports Talent many coaches and scouts reveal the physical, mental, and emotional attributes they look for in young athletes. With a wealth of input from top experts and coaches, this book addresses key issues, sport-specific evaluations, and training development methods in 13 different sports for boys and girls.
Sports Talent provides checklists and tests to more easily and objectively evaluate whether a young athlete possesses average or exceptional athletic talent. The systematic approach to measurement provides data on the potential of young talent that can then be compared to national averages. This ground breaking, easy-to-follow guide will provide much needed insight on how to develop talented athletes to their fullest potential, while providing ways to support them in a positive and productive manner.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.72(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jim Brown, PhD, is the executive editor of the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine & Performance Newsletter, a columnist for CBS Sportsline, and a member of the Wilson Sporting Goods Advisory Staff. He is also a teacher, coach, and devoted sports enthusiast. As a former coach, Brown has worked with athletes of all ages and has a good grasp of the complex issues involved in developing talented athletes. He understands how coaches, scouts, and sport scientists approach each situation, and he is also sensitive to the emotions and difficulties athletes and parents face in their quest to reach the top tiers of sport.
Dr. Brown has written, coauthored, or edited ten books, two national newsletters, one magazine, and hundreds of articles on sports, sports medicine, health, and education. His work has appeared in such notable publications as Sports Illustrated for Women, Better Homes & Gardens, Washington Post, New York Post, Raising Teens, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, and Health Education.
Jim and his wife, Arlene, live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Table of Contents
Part I Identifying TalentChapter 1.Profiling the Talented AthleteChapter 2.Identifying Physical AttributesChapter 3.Recognizing Mental and Emotional SkillsChapter 4.Spotting the Intangibles
Part II Assessing and Developing TalentChapter 5.Parenting and Coaching Talented AthletesChapter 6.Speeding Up the ProcessChapter 7.Overcoming ObstaclesChapter 8.Testing for TalentChapter 9.Recruiting, Scouting, and Trying Out
Part III Evaluating Talent by SportChapter 10.BaseballChapter 11.BasketballChapter 12.FootballChapter 13.GolfChapter 14.GymnasticsChapter 15.HockeyChapter 16.SoccerChapter 17.SoftballChapter 18.SwimmingChapter 19.TennisChapter 20.Track, Field, and Cross CountryChapter 21.VolleyballChapter 22.Wrestling
Summary: The Future of Sports Talent
What People are Saying About This
”Talented players play every down like it's the last one they'll ever play. You can't get that information from a stopwatch.”Bobby BowdenHead football coach,Florida State UniversityTwo-time national champions
”Drive is the most important predictor of exceptional athletic success. These athletes are almost obsessed with succeeding.”Jim Loehr, EdDPresident of LGE Performance SystemsAuthor of The New Toughness Training for Sports
”The single most important piece of advice I would give to a potentially gifted basketball player is to work on quickness under control.”John WoodenTen-time UCLA national champion coachCollege Hall of Fame member as athlete and coach