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Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

by Joan Steidinger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

Sisterhood in Sports reveals what drives the female athlete: communication, camaraderie, competition, collaboration, and community. Steidinger illustrates through real stories that the relationships they create,...


Podium

by Ben Oakley Bloomsbury Publishing (July 19, 2014)

What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top?

To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original...


The Manager

by Mike Carson Bloomsbury Publishing (August 29, 2013)

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis?...


The Stupid Footballer is Dead

by Paul McVeigh Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2013)

'As footballers' biographies go, this is special. I can't remember reading another that seems to take the reader inside the subject, recalling his thought processes as they occurred, from boyhood to the Premier...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark Chicken Soup for the Soul (April 26, 2011)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport contains Chicken Soup for the Soul’s 101 best stories and poems about golfers, golfing, and other sports. This book has fresh appeal to golfers and makes...


The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting

by Dan Doyle & Deborah Doermann Burch Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

For more than a decade, former basketball coach Dan Doyle has been traveling the country, speaking to student-athletes and their parents about their involvement in and dedication to every sport imaginable. As...


Tackling Bullying in Athletics: Best Practices for Modeling Appropriate Behavior

by Robin D'Antona, Meline Kevorkian & Randy Ross R&L Education (October 16, 2010)

Bullying prevention is a priority for all who work with our youth in our schools, parks, organizations, and athletic fields. Tackling Bullying in Athletics will help athletic directors, coaches, parents, and...


Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic

by Kimberly S. Jaussi & Peter Leone Storey Publishing, LLC (June 05, 2012)

Sharing wisdom gained through decades of riding at the highest levels of competition, Olympic medalist Peter Leone shows you how to achieve jumping success. Covering the fundamental principles of jumping, this...


Back on Track

by David Gillick Gill Books (September 07, 2018)

Reset your lifestyle with David Gillick’s four-part plan

A healthy lifestyle is key to looking and feeling your best, but sometimes life gets in the way and health and fitness goals go off track. Former elite...


Raising Young Athletes

by Jim Taylor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 12, 2018)

Sports are an amazing environment in which to raise children. The benefits they gain from athletic participation are many, including physical, personal, and social. Yet, there is also a dark side to today’s...


Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches: Developing Champions in Sports and Life

by Ronald E. Smith & Frank L. Smoll Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2012)

Two seasoned sport psychologists help coaches understand the psychology of young athletes and provide guidelines for winning strategies that benefit athletes in sports and life. They cover issues like motivation,...


Rugby - The Afterlife

by Wynne Gray Mower (April 12, 2018)

Way back when there was a clear distinction between work and rugby, great names of the game spent their time working in an office or at a trade or out on the farm, all the while fitting in training and then...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


The Confident Athlete

by Tami Matheny Author Academy Elite (January 11, 2018)

Many athletes have roller coaster confidence.  Their confidence is up when performing well and its down when performing poorly.  Matheny gives 4 basic building blocks to ensure you start and end each performance...


Becoming a True Champion: Achieving Athletic Excellence from the Inside Out

by Kirk Mango & Daveda Lamont Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2012)

Becoming a True Champion offers a path to achieving athletic excellence, longevity, and dignity through the values and hard work that once distinguished athletes as true role models. Providing an antidote to...


The Choice

by Philly McMahon Gill Books (October 13, 2017)

When Dublin footballer Philly McMahon lost his older brother John in 2012, it brought to an end a painful decade, during which John had slipped from the family circle into a deteriorating cycle of addiction....


Sleep

by Nick Littlehales Da Capo Press (March 06, 2018)

The New York Times bestselling author (Fat Flush series, Before the Change) is back with a new program that shares the key to a host of issues, including thyroid and autoimmune, with a practical plan for health,...


The White Heat – My Autobiography

by Tomás Ó Sé Gill Books (October 16, 2015)

‘I went as hard as I could for as long as I could’

When Tomás Ó Sé retired from the Kerry senior panel in 2013, he did so as one of the longest-serving players in intercountry history and one of its most...


Until Victory Always

by Jim McGuinness Gill Books (October 23, 2015)

‘There’s a difference between living and being alive.’

Jim McGuinness inherited a wounded thing when he took over as manager of the Donegal senior football team in the summer of 2010. When he stepped down...


The Ascent

by Barry Ryan Gill Books (September 22, 2017)

Barry Ryan is European Editor at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and other events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared...


HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership Lessons from Sports (featuring interviews with Sir Alex Ferguson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Andre Agassi)

by Harvard Business Review, Alex Ferguson, Bill Parcells & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar et al. Harvard Business Review Press (January 16, 2018)

If you read nothing else on leadership lessons from sports, read these selected articles from Harvard Business Review.

  • Improve your weaknesses, not just your strengths
  • Hold everyone to high standards--especially...


Stillpower

by Garret Kramer Atria Books/Beyond Words (June 05, 2012)

Unlock the keys to happiness and freedom, fuel performance, and achieve excellence in sports and in life with the clarity of stillpower—finding the ultimate zone within.

What if everything you’ve been taught...


Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers

by Jennifer Purdie Ulysses Press (September 19, 2017)

• Mindset continues to be an extremely hot topic, the bestselling book on the topic "Mindset" has sold over 1.1 million copies • Ulysses Press’ "The Growth Mindset Coach" has sold over 32,000 copies in...


The Athlete's Dilemma

by John Weston Parry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

Sports provide people around the world with unmatched entertainment, from the excitement of victory to the agony of defeat. Unfortunately, it also has become painfully clear that the agony of sports goes well...


Young Runners at the Top

by Brad Hudson, Lize Brittin & Kevin Beck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

In today’s hyper-competitive world, young athletes are often pushed to compete and pressured to succeed to the point of burnout. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because many young runners genuinely...


Optimum Drive

by Paul F. Gerrard, Micheal Castiglione, Tanner Foust & Allan Mcnish Mango (April 18, 2017)

WHY SHOULD YOU JUST BE GOOD WHEN YOU CAN BE GREAT? Optimum Drive is about achieving peak performance. As a professional racing driver, as well as a driving coach for over 20 years, Paul F. Gerrard believes that...


Knowing the Score

by David Papineau Basic Books (May 02, 2017)

In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes...


Bring Your "A" Game

by Jennifer L. Etnier The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2009)

Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have...


The Fighter Within: Everyone Has A Fight-Insights into the Minds and Souls of True Champions

by Christopher Olech & Bas Rutten Tuttle Publishing (February 02, 2016)

Enter the minds of some of the martial arts world's most respected fighters and trainers.

The Fighter Within is an inspirational book for Mixed Martial Arts fans which brings insider stories, heartfelt moments...


Mind Power: Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts (Achieving Power by Understanding the Inner Workings of the Mind)

by Kazumi Tabata & Kaiichi Hasumi Tuttle Publishing (August 30, 2011)

Learn to harness your spiritual and mental energy to acquire the tools for survival and success in martial arts.

In Mind Power: Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts, Kazumi Tabata, Grandmaster in the Shotokan...


Hockey Confidence: Train Your Brain to Win in Hockey and in Life

by Isabelle Hamptonstone Msc. Greystone Books (September 20, 2016)

Confidence affects how we deal with stress and how we fulfill our potential to achieve the results we desire. In sports and in life, confidence is the underlying factor determining mental and physical performance,...


Be a Player

by Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott Atria Books (June 06, 2017)

The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering...


ChiRunning

by Danny Dreyer & Katherine Dreyer Atria Books (May 05, 2009)

The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and...


A Fine Place to Daydream

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (October 27, 2015)

Twenty-five years after his racetrack classic Laughing in the Hills, Bill Barich tells the story of how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with...


InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives

by Joe Ehrmann, Paula Ehrmann & Gregory Jordan Simon & Schuster (August 02, 2011)

In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called “the most important coach in America,” subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and...