Focused for Rugby

Author: Adam R. Nicholls
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492582397
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

To be a complete rugby player, you must master both the physical and mental skills of the game. You must be prepared, committed and determined to succeed. You must be focused—Focused for Rugby. Authors Dr. Adam Nicholls and Jon Callard, former England International player and professional coach, pool their years of experience and offer a mental training programme designed to maximise performance on the rugby field. You’ll learn instantly applicable strategies for coping with stress, building confidence, managing emotions, and leading a team. You’ll even go inside the zone so you can be at your best in even the most pressure-filled situations. Focused for Rugby is more than a psychology text; it is a training programme that will sharpen mental skills and unleash your full potential. Expert advice and step-by-step techniques will transfer directly to your game. Focused for Rugby is your complete guide to becoming a complete player.

Sensorimotor Focused EMDR

Author: Arthur G. O'Malley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429793936
Release Date: 2018-12-14
Genre: Psychology

Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR combines two hugely influential and effective therapies, EMDR therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy, to provide a new approach. In doing so, the book supports the widely held view of psychotherapists that in trauma the primary store of neurological information is somatic rather than cognitive. Many therapists trained in EMDR find that additional resources are needed for patients who present with symptoms of complex trauma and dissociation. This is because EMDR is primarily a top-down approach based on CBT, with the addition of bilateral stimulation (BLS) in visual, tactile and auditory modalities. By contrast, Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR takes a body-based and bottom-up approach that seeks to resolve trauma by reprocessing information at multiple levels – in the gut-brain, the heart-brain and the head-brain, as well as in the endocrine, immune and nervous systems. Fully revised since The Art of BART (2015), the book looks at the latest advances in neuroscience, including research into the effectiveness of psychotherapy and the mysteries of consciousness and the development of mind. It also looks at the role of newly discovered organs, the mesentery and the interstitium, and provides clear anatomical evidence for the communication of biophotons in energy channels known as the primo vascular system. SF-EMDR is the only therapy that fully integrates Western theories of affective neuroscience with Eastern observations on activation of chakras, pranas and energies, and in doing so it offers strong potential for enhanced outcomes and optimized performance for patients.

Rugby Tough

Author: Bruce D. Hale
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736036784
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Drawing on the collective knowledge of experienced players and coaches, this book prepares rugby players to withstand the rigours of the sport. It helps identify strengths and weaknesses and goes on to game strategy and improving the team's mental focus.

Advances in Rugby Coaching

Author: Richard Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317616948
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one major international sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education.

101 Youth Rugby Drills

Author: Chris Sheryn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408196106
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Designed specifically for younger players, 101 Youth Rugby Drills is the practice bible for youth rugby coaches. It contains a range of progressive practice drills to help young players develop. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential technical skills required to introduce rugby, including: - warming up and cooling down - handling the ball - running with the ball - running off the ball - attacking and defensive patterns. As well as easy-to-use instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the players.

Rugby and the South African Nation

Author: David Ross Black
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719049326
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Rugby and the South African Nationexplores the complex and controversial role of rugby union in the politics and cultures of South Africa, from its emergence as a settler dominion in the early twentieth century through to the post-apartheid era. Conventional historical and political analyses of South Africa have frequently neglected the vital role of sport in general, and rugby in particular, in this fascinating society. This book seeks to fill this gap through a critical interpretation of rugby’s role in the development of white society, its virtually ignored role in African communities, its role in shaping significant social divisions and its centrality to the apartheid era “power elite.” It also considers the powerful influence of international rugby in forging a racist “national’ identity.” Finally, it examines the varying meanings attached to rugby in the new South Africa from broad euphoria to a more narrow nostalgic appeal for many white rugby supporters with particular emphasis on the 1995 Rugby World Cup hosted and won by South Africa.

Rugby The Art of Scrummaging

Author: Enrique TOPO Rodriguez
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 9781782553830
Release Date: 2015-12-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

As a history, a technical manual, a practical guideline of the rugby scrum, and a great coaching tool for teachers and coaches of all levels, Rugby—The Art of Scrummaging is one of the most comprehensive rugby scrum theses ever assembled and published since the inception of rugby union. Rugby—The Art of Scrummaging contains many ideas and recommendations for coaches that will allow them to produce players who understand the necessary skills, thereby increasing their enjoyment through higher efficiency. That higher efficiency will also make their involvement in the scrum much safer, something that has been at the centre of this project's focus. For coaches to teach well they have to be properly taught themselves, and the advice of all the scrummaging luminaries associated with this work will help them. Rugby—The Art of Scrummaging also presents many ideas on what might lead to better and safer scrum laws and better officiating. It does not include definitive recommendations on these two subjects, but provides a bank of information that should assist in any future reviews.

The Science of Rugby

Author: Craig Twist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135135416
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Medical

The Science of Rugby is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning the preparation of rugby players for high performance. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and covering both codes (union and league), the book explores every aspect of preparation and performance that introduces best practice by leading coaches and sports science professionals from around the rugby world. The book covers key topics such as: Physical preparation and conditioning Strength and power training Monitoring match and training demands Match-day strategies for enhancing physical and technical performance Management of fatigue and recovery Training and playing in the heat Travel and jet lag Injury epidemiology Psychological preparation Performance analysis Biomechanics Nutrition Talent identification and youth development The book also incorporates several case-studies to demonstrate how scientific principles have been applied in practice. No other book bridges the gap between theory and applied practice in rugby, from grass roots to elite international standard, and therefore this is essential reading for any student, researcher, sport scientist, coach, physiotherapist or clinician with an interest in the game.

Complete Conditioning for Rugby

Author: Paul Pook
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736098304
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A focused conditional program has become essential ton on-field rugby success. Pook presents a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the rugby-specific skills their positions require.

Top 10 of Everything Rugby

Author: Gregor Paul
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 9781927187883
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Sports & Recreation

‘Top 10 of Everything Rugby’ is a journey through the history of international rugby, ranking the best and worst of the game in lists that cover everything from best captains, great rivalries and acts of heroism to wasted talents, scary psychos and darkest scandals. There have been iconic players, gentleman thugs, giant chokes, huge upsets, memorable comebacks and acts of violence that make even the toughest enforcers shiver. Gregor Paul offers his choices on all of these – but of course he doesn’t expect you to agree!The book also includes Gregor’s Top Ten picks on:• The best of the Rugby World Cup• The best of the eight top-ranked rugby-playing nations• The best players in every field positionThis is a book both the committed and casual rugby follower will find impossible to put down. With every possible relevant and irrelevant facet of the game covered, ‘Top 10 of Everything Rugby’ is the ultimate judge on the acts, people and performances that have defined the sport.

Making Men Rugby and Masculine Identity

Author: Timothy J.L. Chandler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136303647
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This text looks at how an understanding of rugby can provide insight into what it has meant to "be a man" in societies influenced by the ideals of Victorian upper and middle classes. It shows that rugby has been a means of promoting male exclusivity, but also been a means of cultural incorporation.

Tackling Rugby Myths

Author: Greg Ryan
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015062834646
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: History

The All Blacks failure to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup led many devotees of the New Zealand game to question old certainties and the current direction of the national game. Central to these debates has been a sense that the continuity and invincibility of New Zealand rugby has been somehow eroded, mirroring similar changes within society as a whole. Rugby and New Zealand identity have been bundled together for over a century, with both nation and game endowed with qualities of egalitarianism, innovation and rural pragmatism that have been useful on the world stage. The book tackles some of the myths surrounding this image of the game, disentangling assumptions from historical fact and coming up with some interesting angles on rugbys past.

Research Methods for Sport Management

Author: James Skinner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135147952
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

Rugby Classics Total Rugby

Author: Jim Greenwood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472918727
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Total Rugby and Think Rugby are rugby classics - two of the most important and influential books ever written on the game of rugby. Thousands of players and coaches around the globe have benefited from the concepts and methods in these books, equipping them with the coaching skills and strategy to play the very best in fifteen-a-side rugby. Total rugby is the antithesis of play-safe rugby - an open, ebullient game in which every player is encouraged to show what he can do as an attacker, defender and supporting player. Total Rugby has become one of the game's most seminal coaching manuals - it highlights inspirational rugby coach Jim Greenwood's radical examination of every facet of the game and his ability to clearly convey the wealth of knowledge he accumulated over many years in the sport.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete

Author: Bruce Reider
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455737437
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Medical

Prevent athletic injuries and promote optimal recovery with the evidence-based guidelines and protocols inside Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete! Practical, expert guidance; a templated, user-friendly format make this rehab reference ideal for any practitioner working with athletes! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Apply targeted, evidence-based strategies for all internationally popular athletic activities, including those enjoyed by older adults. Ensure optimal care from injury prevention through follow up 2 years post injury. Make safe recommendations for non-chemical performance enhancement.