Summer Reading Suggestions
June 15, 2011

MomentumMedia, publishers of Athletic Management, Coaching Management, and Training & Conditioning, is pleased to provide you with this newsletter containing the latest titles to supplement your summer reading list.


Following The Functional Path
This new book from veteran conditioning coach Vern Gambetta includes insights, thought-provoking questions, and new ideas in an easy-to-read format. A pioneer of functional sports training, Gambetta will inspire you to review and upgrade your coaching methods.

Blueprint for Better Coaching
Written by Dr. David Hoch, a frequent contributor to Athletic Management, this book will help your coaches improve their game. It features tips for: short and long-range planning; communication with athletes, parents, administrators, and media; and risk management responsibilities and administrative tasks.

The Nutrition Edge
Susan Kundrat, Sports Dietitian for University of Illinois Athletics and President of Nutrition on the Move, Inc., has selected and improved the content from Training & Conditioning articles to produce a book that is full of valuable information on sports nutrition. Chapters include tips and advice on recovery nutrition, nutrient timing, pregame meals, losing weight, caffeine, and hydration. The Nutrition Edge also includes case studies and a look at specific situations, such as celiac disease and vegetarian athletes.

Wrestling Drills for the Mat and the Mind
Author Dennis Johnson, Ed.D., a former wrestler, successful wrestling coach, and expert in the science of sports skills teaching and instruction, provides coaches with a wealth of well-thought out drills for running an effective practice at any level. Johnson understands the latest sport science research showing that champions in any sport, but especially wrestling, must develop more than just technique. They must also develop their mental game. Johnson enlists the help of one of America’s best sports psychology specialists, Larry Lauer, Ph.D., who contributes two new chapters on developing and drilling key mental skills wrestlers need for success in wrestling-and in everyday life.

Coaching to Defeat Cancer
Chronicling the success stories of nine basketball coaches who hope to inspire others going through their own cancer journey, this important book also includes tips and advice from 18 prominent college basketball coaches who have been touched by cancer in some way and have joined efforts to help save lives from the disease. Among the coaches featured are Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, Dave Rose of BYU, Ed DeChellis of the U.S. Naval Academy, and former Missouri head coach Norm Stewart and Midwestern State coach Don Meyer. There is advice and perspectives from coaches such as Duke’s Mike Krzychewski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, Minnesota’s Tubby Smith, West Virginia’s Bob Huggins and Illinois’ Bruce Weber. 30% of the book sales go to Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society to assist in the fight against cancer.

Performance Nutrition for Football
Author Lisa Dorfman, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., Sports Nutritionist for the University of Miami Athletic Department and Director of Sports Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Miami, has written a comprehensive, easy-to-follow strategy for football players at all levels. Featuring tips from NFL veterans, menu and snack ideas, and best fast foods pick for today’s athlete on the go, the book follows the annual football calendar—preseason, in-season, and off season—detailing strategies for recovery nutrition and hydration in the summer, pregame meals and preventing injuries during the season, and how to gain lean muscle mass in the winter and spring.

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