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Wheelchair Sport: A Complete Guide for Athletes, Coaches and Teachers

Wheelchair Sport: A Complete Guide for Athletes, Coaches and Teachers
  • ISBN: 9780736086769
  • Author: Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey
    Format: Hardback
    Publication Date: 01 May 2010
Price: £29.99


The British Paralympic Association's lead physiologist gives unique guidance on wheelchair sport. "Wheelchair Sport" is the complete resource for all athletes, teachers or coaches involved in wheelchair sport. The book contains key information, essential for novice, intermediate, and advanced athletes including: choosing your sport; optimising chair set-up; training programmes for every level of experience and skill; physiology and nutrition considerations for wheelchair athletes; working with wheelchair athletes; and insights from tops coaches and athletes including Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Peter Norfolk. "Wheelchair Sport" also covers drills and tactics for the five most popular wheelchair sports: Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Racing, and Hand Cycling. Top tip boxes for athletes, coaches, and teachers are included throughout the book. The boxes contain concise tips to better performance as well as advice on working with wheelchair athletes and delivering optimal support for athletes. The title is featured in Human Kinetics monthly "Academic E-Newsletter" sent to over 8,000 subscribers, featured on Human Kinetics Health & Fitness Blog, and extensively featured in sport science, sport, and coaching mailings.