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As seen on the RTE TV series. Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award. A personal cookery lesson from one of our finest cookery teachers. Nowadays we seem to know a lot about food, but much less about actual cooking. In Master It, Rory O'Connell will teach you simple but essential skills to make you a truly good cook. At the heart of his approach are good ingredients, carefully prepared, and used in recipes that are tried, tested, carefully measured, and full of the essential tips and details that will make your dishes a success. Each chapter will teach you a particular technique - preparing a soup, roasting meat, making biscuits - and include a collection of fresh, seasonal recipes to use it in, from wild garlic soup, to roast pork with fennel seeds, chilli and garlic, to caramel and almond thins.
Tells the story of the British & Irish Lions momentous 2005 tour to New Zealand. From the selection of the players in April through to the final match in Auckland in July, readers will relive the excitement of Rugby's ultimate test. The players' themselves will tell the story of the tour through a series of interviews.
From lightning quick wit and side-splitting statements to gormless gaffes and mindless misquotes, this hilarious collection is the ultimate celebration of sport's funniest quotes and greatest quips. Compiled by avid quotation collector Richard Foster, Talking Balls: The Greatest and Funniest Sport's Quotes Ever is packed with an incredible 600 entertaining quotes from and about some the most famous names in sport, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Muhammad Ali, Richie Benaud, David Coleman and Brian Clough. Bursting with confused cliches, mangled metaphors, comic cusses and idiotic football insights, this book really is the hilarious last word in funny sports quotations.
The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format and a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts - the must-have miscellany for any sports fan. Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing and engaging facts about some of the world's most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history and plenty more. All the major ball sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match and who is the world's highest-earning ball player.
During the nineteenth century sport underwent a revolution which was heavily influenced by the social and economic changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution in England. How this sporting 'revolution' affected the development of sport at a micro-level, in a peripheral Irish setting, has received only limited attention. Donegal, a rather isolated county lying in the north-west of Ireland, but at the time part of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, has thus far received little analysis. The development of Gaelic and association football will be given particular emphasis but cricket, hockey and rugby will also be explored in detail. This book is the first comprehensive study of sport in Donegal throughout the period from 1880 until 1935. In assessing developments at a local and national level, it examines how structures for competitions and teams underwent a significant change within the county and throughout Ireland from the late Victorian period until the early years of the Irish Free State.Conor Curran illustrates the incompleteness of the Irish sporting 'revolution' and how the growth of sport in Donegal relied mainly on local individuals' enthusiasm rather than on any national, or even provincial, administrative agencies. Of particular importance in the decision to undertake an examination of sport there is the diversity of the county, socially, culturally and physically, which means that it differed from a number of other Irish counties and many of its clubs lacked a particular unity for the administration of sport to work effectively throughout its area. How the growth of sport in Donegal contrasted with wider developments will be examined in this book, as, despite these failures, by the end of 1934 there were at least sixty-seven Gaelic football teams in operation and at least 103 soccer teams.
The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For 50 years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format with a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
Covering the very first stages up to advance level, the objective of this book is to: Introduce Short Mat Bowling to both the new player and the outdoor player who are trying it out; to try and prevent players from developing bad habits and to show ways to get round difficult playing situations. It also provides food for thought for the more experienced players. Add some practice (quite a lot ), and you could enter your local County Championship.
Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the
biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. . .
Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: . Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle. Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches. Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target. Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence. Run the bases swiftly and strategically. Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele . And much more
Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In "The Softball Coaching Bible," 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes.
Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), "The Softball Coaching Bible" was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players.
Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University's Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. "The Softball Coaching Bible" also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program.
"The Softball Coaching Bible" is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport's finest mentors.
The UK's most downloaded sports title of 2012! The prequel to the Movie Top Dog starring Leo Gregory - Directed by Martin Kemp APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE - as As Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He's also a thug, a villain and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn't been able to prove it...Yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan 'Super Crew' to follow the England national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars - if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he's trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned. EXCEPT HIM.
Within the past decade, lacrosse has seen explosive growth on the
elementary, junior high and high school, and college levels,
rapidly becoming one of America's most popular playing sports.
Lifelong lacrosse player and coach Daniel Morris, along with noted
author Michael Morris, distills the essence of this exciting,
fast-paced game into one compact volume, teaching everything the
beginning and intermediate coach needs to know about the rules,
equipment, skills, and drills of this venerable game.
Providing a comprehensive guide for the aspiring and improving croquet player, this overview deals with basic skills and outlines how to avoid and eradicate common problems. An in-depth coverage of modern tactics is also presented, focusing on the building blocks of break play and examining in detail how each element works before bringing it all together. There is advice on how to repair a bad situation when everything has gone wrong, how to exploit a good situation when everything is going well, and how to regain the initiative when the opponent is storming ahead. Whether your interest is in developing an understanding of top-class, championship-level tactics; in improving your play at handicap level; or even in just playing at home, this is an invaluable handbook for all aficionados.
During the last few years, handball - a modern and attractive high-speed game - has been fascinating more and more spectators and fans. 101 Team Handball provides sound practical advice for beginners and introduces advanced techniques and tactics for more experienced players. It focuses on technical and tactical aspects of the game for both defence and attacking situations, including: Handling the ball Dribbling the ball Passing and catching Blocking Shooting It also includes a separate section dedicated to the goalkeeper and their training. Fully illustrated with step-by-step sequence photographs as well as action shots to aid understanding of this fast-paced sport, this is the essential tool for all handball players and coaches.
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