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Winged Messenger - Running Your First Comrades Marathon (Paperback): Bruce Fordyce Winged Messenger - Running Your First Comrades Marathon (Paperback)
Bruce Fordyce
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The year is 1976, and South Africa is gripped by a terrible lockdown – apartheid. Nelson Mandela is in prison on Robben Island; South Africa is isolated from the rest of the world, and revolution is in the air.

Against this background, a young student at Johannesburg’s Wits University decides to try and take control of his life, and his destiny, and give himself a sense of purpose. He challenges himself to run South Africa’s most famous long-distance race, the grueling 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon. Little does he know that five years later he will win this most iconic of races and he will go on to be considered one of the greatest Comrades runners in the history of the race.

In Winged Messenger, Bruce shares this 1976/77 training diary so that raw novices and experienced runners alike can follow the journey he took to his first Comrades. Novices particularly will enjoy reading about how he took his first stumbling, rudimentary steps and how, as an ordinary runner, he began to understand the demands of the race. He documents his mistakes, his successes and his progress towards his date with destiny in May 1977. Using his own experiences, he guides others, but particularly novices, on their quests to become winged messengers.

This is a unique blend of both a training guide and a fascinating glimpse of the life of a young man in his quest to conquer both himself and South Africa’s greatest race.

Yoga For Sports Performance - A Guide For Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers And Bodyworkers (Paperback): Jim Harrington Yoga For Sports Performance - A Guide For Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers And Bodyworkers (Paperback)
Jim Harrington
R595 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R128 (22%) Ships in 1 work day

Many sports people are interested in trying yoga techniques in the hope of improved flexibility, strength, breathing and concentration, but many can be prevented from optimal results due to a lack of understanding on the part of yoga teachers of the specific physical requirements of their sport. This is a manual for professionals who work with athletes of all disciplines and shows them how to adapt yoga practice for swimmers, cyclists, runners, tennis players and more.

This bridge between evidence-based modern sports medicine and the ancient practices of yoga, provides solid training guidance as well as offers psychological wisdom to help control and refine the actions of the mind.

Essential reading for yoga therapists and teachers, athletic coaches and bodywork professionals who work with athletes.

Outrunning The Demons - Lives Transformed Through Running (Paperback): Phil Hewitt Outrunning The Demons - Lives Transformed Through Running (Paperback)
Phil Hewitt 1
R352 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Written by bestselling author Phil Hewitt, Outrunning The Demons is an exploration of the transformative power of running – and how it can be the key to unlocking resilience we never knew we had.

Running can take us to fantastic places. Just as importantly, it can also bring us back from terrible ones. For people in times of crisis, trauma and physical or mental illness – when normality collapses – running can put things back together again. After bestselling author Phil Hewitt was viciously mugged, stabbed and left for dead in 2016, he found himself suffering the acute symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Unable to make sense of the horrific experience that had happened to him, Phil found that dedicating himself to running was slowly but surely helping him heal.

Outrunning The Demons is an enriching and celebratory exploration of the transformative power of running – and how it can be the key to unlocking resilience we never knew we had.

Told through 34 deeply affecting real-life stories and covering such diverse themes as trauma, bereavement, addiction, depression and anxiety, this compelling book is an exposition of just why running can so often be the answer to everything when we find ourselves in extremis.

Ordinary Joe (Paperback): Joe Schmidt Ordinary Joe (Paperback)
Joe Schmidt 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team.

After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt?

In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.

The 4 Week Body Blitz - A Complete Diet and Exercise Plan to Transform Your Body Shape - Fast (Paperback): Chloe Madeley The 4 Week Body Blitz - A Complete Diet and Exercise Plan to Transform Your Body Shape - Fast (Paperback)
Chloe Madeley 2
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

Chloe Madeley's 4-Week Body Blitz is an at-home workout that shows you how to transform your body shape in just 28 days. No gym equipment needed. If you have a short-term weight-loss goal, then this is the exercise and nutrition plan for you! Chloe Madeley is a qualified personal trainer who specialises in body shape transformation. In the 4-Week Body Blitz, she lays out the exercises you need to do and the food you should eat every single day for four weeks in order to get yourself in shape. Follow Chloe's instructions and you will see a significant difference in how your body looks. What's more, you don't need a gym membership or expensive equipment to follow Chloe's plan. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide is full of delicious, easy recipes to fuel your exercise and aid your weight-loss. What readers are saying: ***** 'Step by step exercise program that you do at home with no equipment (that really kicks your butt!!), and simple recipes that anyone can follow. 100% recommend!' ***** 'The plan gets results. I am over the moon with my results.' ***** 'Great recipes and ideas. Love the workouts. I love Chloe - such an inspiration.'

It's Better to Be Feared - The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness (Hardcover): Seth Wickersham It's Better to Be Feared - The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness (Hardcover)
Seth Wickersham
R703 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R108 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Over two unbelievable decades, the New England Patriots were not only the NFL's most dominant team, but also-and by far-the most secretive. How did they achieve and sustain greatness-and what were the costs? In It's Better to Be Feared, Seth Wickersham, one of the country's finest long form and investigative sportswriters, tells the full, behind-the-scenes story of the Patriots, capturing the brilliance, ambition, and vanity that powered and ultimately unraveled them. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted since 2001, Wickersham's chronicle is packed with revelations, taking us deep into Bill Belichick's tactical ingenuity and Tom Brady's unique mentality while also reporting on their divergent paths in 2020, including Brady's run to the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raucous, unvarnished, and definitive, It's Better to Be Feared is an instant classic of American sportswriting in the tradition of Michael Lewis, David Maraniss, and David Halberstam.

Start at the End - How Reverse-Engineering Can Lead to Success (Hardcover): Dan Bigham Start at the End - How Reverse-Engineering Can Lead to Success (Hardcover)
Dan Bigham
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

An inspiring and thought-provoking new book that explains the power of applying reverse-engineering to all areas of your life, from a cycling champion who has proven its success. Dan Bigham is the captain of an amateur British track cycling team who rose from obscurity to beat professional, multi-million-pound teams at the highest level. Alongside hard work and dedication, Dan credits his success to one thing: reverse-engineering the result. In Start at the End, Dan uses his own story as well as wider examples and case studies from the worlds of business, personal development and other sports to demonstrate how this approach can help you succeed in any walk of life. Following each stage of the process, from setting goals and assessing your tools to developing the plan and delivering optimum performance, this book will fully explain how to set out and enact the system. A revolutionary new look at a powerful age-old wisdom, Start at the End is a fascinating exploration of how we can achieve success and proof that no goal is impossible. *** 'Start at the End isn't just a great story, but a really nice reminder of how to approach performance forensically, intelligently and purposefully - and that these lessons don't just belong in cycling but in all areas of high performance' Dr Josie Perry 'Phenomenal ... Absolutely fascinating ... Incredible stuff, really clever' Stephen Dixon, Sky News

119 Days to Go - How to Train for and Smash Your First Marathon (Hardcover): Chris Evans 119 Days to Go - How to Train for and Smash Your First Marathon (Hardcover)
Chris Evans
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

The essential day-to-day guide for training for and nailing your first marathon. 'Chris is a mad keen runner. I hope this book inspires others to get out and do it.' Sir Mo Farah 'WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING A MARATHON, IT'S NOT ACTUALLY ABOUT MAKING IT TO THE FINISH LINE, IT'S ABOUT HAVING THE GUTS TO MAKE IT TO THE START LINE.' In this beautifully designed and not-at-all scary marathon training guide, Chris Evans breaks down how we can all get ourselves off our sofas, up on our feet and onto that start line. And all in just 119 days! Fizzing with energy, great tips and hard-won experience, this is the perfect guide for anyone keen to take up their own marathon challenge, and to change their lives forever.

Believe Us - The Inside Story of JuRgen Klopp's Liverpool (Paperback): Melissa Reddy Believe Us - The Inside Story of JuRgen Klopp's Liverpool (Paperback)
Melissa Reddy
R227 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R21 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

'Our incredible story under a supreme manager shared in all its glory.' Jordan Henderson The definitive account of Jurgen Klopp's astonishing revival of Liverpool Football Club FULLY UPDATED FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON Liverpool Football Club's stunning Premier League title victory deserves a place in the official record of great sporting achievements. Talismanic manager Jurgen Klopp delivered a first title in 30 years as the Reds became the only team in British history to hold the European Cup, Super Cup, World Club Cup and domestic league title simultaneously. A difficult title defence followed, derailed by an unrivalled injury crisis during a thankless, Covid-shaped season. Still Klopp's Liverpool weathered this storm to secure Champions League football again, surmounting personal tragedy and endless professional setbacks. But what makes the club tick? Can the lessons of its success be replicated by others? Melissa Reddy reveals the inside story of Jurgen Klopp's astonishing revival of the Liverpool FC, weaving together the great highs and lowest points with incisive and insightful reporting. Believe Us offers unparalleled access behind the scenes, featuring interviews with everyone from fans and key backroom staff to players including captain Jordan Henderson, and of course Klopp himself. The perfect gift for any fan of the club or its inimitable leader, this is a story unlike any other: this means more.

Playmaker - My Life and the Love of Football (Hardcover): Glenn Hoddle Playmaker - My Life and the Love of Football (Hardcover)
Glenn Hoddle
R458 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R50 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

'On the pitch he was a magician' - Arsene Wenger The first full autobiography from former footballer and England manager Glenn Hoddle Glenn Hoddle was one of the most celebrated footballers of his generation. A wonderfully talented No. 10 - he formed part of the great Spurs teams of the early 1980s and cut his teeth in the blood of thunder of an England team that prioritised aggression over creativity. Often seen as a player 'out of time', Glenn was a playmaker in the purest sense. A creator and a goal scorer, he rose through the Tottenham youth academy - playing under Keith Burkinshaw and crossing paths with the likes of club legends Bill Nicholson and Danny Blanchflower - before going on to play in Monaco under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger. In Playmaker, he looks back on his rise as a prodigious young footballer and talks at length about his career that took him from cleaning the cockerel at White Hart Lane to managing the England football team at a World Cup. From scoring in an FA Cup final to winning the league in France; from revitalising Chelsea in the early 1990s, to managing the fall-out after David Beckham's infamous sending off at the 1998 World Cup; from surviving a near fatal cardiac arrest at the age of 61, to continuing to work within the game he loves - Playmaker is a life lead through football, and an autobiography of one of the game's most admired, thoughtful and respected personalities.

Football's Principles of Play (Paperback): Peter Prickett Football's Principles of Play (Paperback)
Peter Prickett
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Leap of Faith - The New Autobiography (Hardcover): Frankie Dettori Leap of Faith - The New Autobiography (Hardcover)
Frankie Dettori
R466 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R50 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Legendary jockey, Frankie Dettori, shares his remarkable life story in this astonishingly intimate autobiography. When Lanfranco 'Frankie' Dettori arrived on British shores in 1985, aged just 14, he couldn't speak a word of English. Having left school just a year earlier and following in the footsteps of his father, he was eager to become a stable boy and apprentice jockey, willing to do everything it took to make it. This was his first, but certainly not his last, leap of faith. Despite his slight size, Frankie's impact upon the British racing scene was immediate and significant. Brimming with confidence, charisma and personality, and with what was clearly a precocious talent, in 1990 he became the first teenager since Lester Piggot to win over 100 races in a single season. By 1996, Frankie was already established as a celebrity in the sport and an adopted national treasure, but it was his extraordinary achievement of winning all seven races in a single day at Ascot that cemented his reputation as the greatest rider of his generation. Nearly 25 years later, and having won the Longines World's Best Jockey for three consecutive years running, Frankie has demonstrated an unparalled level of longevity at the pinnacle of his sport. But his story is not simply one of uninterrupted success, but also of personal anguish, recovery and restoration - both in and out of the saddle. Now, for the very first time, Frankie compellingly reveals the lows to his highs; the plane crash that nearly killed him, the drugs ban that nearly made him quit the sport, and the acrimonious split from Godolphin that threatened his future. But Leap of Faith is also a story of love - for the sport he continues to dominate to this day, the great horses of his era (Stradivarius, Golden Horn, and of course Enable), and most importantly for his family, who have supported him every step of the way. Heartfelt and poignant, this is not simply a memoir, but a celebration of perseverance and defying the odds.

Talent to Triumph - How Athletes Turn Potential into High Performance (Paperback): Amy Williams Talent to Triumph - How Athletes Turn Potential into High Performance (Paperback)
Amy Williams
R427 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R32 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Talented athletes across all sports don't always go on to fulfil their true potential. The ratio of those that do, compared to those that don't is incredibly small. You mightn't have found the right sport for you, you might have faced setbacks, barriers, bad luck or lack of facilities. You mightn't have the knowledge required to optimise your performance, look after your wellbeing or take a long-term approach to your sporting journey. This book is the answer. Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE guides you through your entire sporting journey, using her own experiences & those of some of Britain's greatest athletes to help you turn your talent into your triumph. You'll learn about mindset, confidence, teamwork, overcoming barriers & setbacks, dealing with injuries, longevity, training & preparation, talent identification schemes, maximising competition/match day outcomes & much more besides. Featuring original insight from elite performers across many sports & other relevant fields, including Rebecca Adlington (Swimming), Vassos Alexander (Sports Broadcaster), Brian Ashton (rugby), Graham Bell (Skiing), Freddie Burns (Rugby), Maria Costello (Motorcycling), Laura Deas (Skeleton), Heather Fell (Modern Pentathlon), Jason Fox (Broadcaster, former UK Special Forces Soldier), Jason Gardener (Sprints), Helen Glover (Rowing), Sally Gunnell (400m Hurdles), Danny Holdcroft (Head of Performance), Colin Jackson (110m Hurdles), Jade Jones (Taekwondo), Katy Livingston (Modern Pentathlon), Chris Price (Head of Performance, English Institute of Sport), Susie Rodgers (Swimming), Vanessa Ruck (Motorcycling), Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Heather Stanning (Rowing), Dame Sarah Storey (Cycling, Swimming), Lucy Stone (Breathing Techniques), Tanya Streeter (Freediving), Hannah White (Solo Sailing) & Professor Greg Whyte (Sport Psychologist & Pentathlete). Talent to Triumph is your full guide to maximising your sporting talent, whatever it may be.

Blueprint - Build a Bulletproof Body for Extreme Adventure in 365 Days (Hardcover): Ross Edgley Blueprint - Build a Bulletproof Body for Extreme Adventure in 365 Days (Hardcover)
Ross Edgley
R469 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R51 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

From world-renowned adventurer and bestselling author of The Art of Resilience and The World's Fittest Book, comes the ultimate blueprint to building a bulletproof body. 'He's an animal' CHRIS HEMSWORTH 'The inner workings of a sports science genius' EDDIE HALL, former World's Strongest Man Ross Edgley has spent decades perfecting the principles and practice of extreme fitness to achieve the impossible. Following a career-threatening injury in 2018, Ross was forced to reassess his training and take the next steps in a lifelong journey of redefining what the human body is capable of. In Blueprint, Ross shares the cutting-edge training program that empowered him to rebuild his body from surgery and a doctor's gloomy prognosis in just 365 days to complete a world record swim. Whether it's climbing a mountain, swimming the English Channel, or a gruelling triathlon, Blueprint will teach you the tried and tested principles of sports science that have been used for decades by Olympians, explorers and adventurers at the limits of peak physical endurance. Blueprint is Ross Edgley's complete training journey that shows you how to: * Divide a 365-day training plan into seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) * Rebuild your body using evolutionary medicine * Build a superhuman work capacity with forgotten Spartan-style training * Gain bulletproof resilience through Soviet-inspired strength training * Boost your aerobic base with Olympian techniques. Blueprint applies the exact same principles that enabled Ross to complete extreme feats such as the World's Longest Sea Swim, World's Longest Rope Climb, World's Heaviest Triathlon and World's Strongest Marathon. Ross is your elite guide to achieving the impossible in the gym and beyond. Featuring almost 30 tailored workouts for different phases of training, packed with digestible sports science to help you optimise your workouts, and interspersed with Ross' own daring adventures across the world, Blueprint is the ultimate guide to optimising your time and training to make the impossible possible.

The Lost Art of Running - A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement (Paperback): Shane Benzie, Tim Major The Lost Art of Running - A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement (Paperback)
Shane Benzie, Tim Major
R298 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R60 (20%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'Heads up - here's how to run like a pro' The Times 'A fascinating book' Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans 'I'm convinced that Shane's insights were were instrumental in me winning the Marathon des Sables for a second time' Elisabet Barnes, coach and athlete 'Shane is the Indiana Jones of the running world' Damian Hall, ultra marathon runner 'You can't but help go out the door for your next run and try to put it all into practice' Nicky Spinks, endurance runner The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet. Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the 'town of runners'; to the training grounds of world-record-holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments. Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this groundbreaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.

Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition): Tim Davison Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Tim Davison
R245 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R33 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.

How the Race Was Won - Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory (Paperback): Peter Cossins How the Race Was Won - Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory (Paperback)
Peter Cossins
R414 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Great cyclists are born, but winning cyclists are made by the brains of their managers. The craft of racing requires a non-stop obsession with detail: watching rivals, judging the strength of a break, knowing the course, and picking the right moment to seize a fleeting opportunity and turn it into a big win. How the Race Was Won investigates the fine details of bicycle racing through extensive interviews with the sport's brightest minds. Author Peter Cossins has interrogated the riders, managers, and directors who have shaped the sport, and reveals how they learned to navigate the invisible undercurrent that sweeps their riders to the finish line. From the moment when George Pilkington Mills was paced to victory by a wily teammate in the 1891 edition of Bordeaux-Paris to Chris Froome's modern emphasis on marginal gains, How the Race Was Won embraces the full sweep of cycling history, making stops along the way to analyze how tactics first evolved and how today's winning minds continue to build on what came before. Behind every great cyclist is a race wizard reading the race, watching the rivals, outwitting the competition, and anticipating the one perfect moment to launch a rider to victory. How the Race Was Won is a thrilling and unprecedented look at how victory is won, how rivals are vanquished, and how pure speed can only prevail when supported by deep brainpower.

1001 Running Tips - The essential runners' guide (Paperback): Robbie Britton 1001 Running Tips - The essential runners' guide (Paperback)
Robbie Britton
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of running. This is no standard instruction manual - it is much more useful than that. This is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference to your running, whether you're just starting out and aiming to run for 30 minutes without stopping or if you're training for your first marathon - this book will improve your running. The myriad of topics featured include starting out, setting goals, training plans, injury, nutrition, safety, kit, running with your dog, navigation, sleep deprivation, running in all weathers, racing, fell running and music. Robbie's unique and accessible style will keep you entertained and, most importantly, he'll motivate you to keep enjoying running, overcome obstacles getting in your way and to become the best runner you can!

The Plant-Based Athlete - A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance (Hardcover): Matt Frazier, Robert Cheeke The Plant-Based Athlete - A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance (Hardcover)
Matt Frazier, Robert Cheeke
R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Bud Wilkinson and the Rise of Oklahoma Football (Hardcover): John Scott Bud Wilkinson and the Rise of Oklahoma Football (Hardcover)
John Scott; Foreword by Joseph Harroz
R650 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

At the end of World War II, the top ten college football teams were largely the same as they are today-with one exception: Oklahoma. In 1947, Bud Wilkinson was named OU's head football coach and became the architect of Oklahoma's meteoric rise from mediocrity to its present status as a perennial powerhouse. Based on interviews with Wilkinson, former OU president George L. Cross, and numerous former players, author John Scott gives us the behind-the-scenes story of Wilkinson's years at the University of Oklahoma. Scott takes us through the teams Wilkinson directed from 1947 to 1963, revealing the philosophies and tactics Wilkinson used to turn OU into one of college football's elite programs. A close-up view of games-from strategy to execution-brings OU football and its cast of colorful characters to life. Scott details the Sooners' 47-game winning streak as well as thrilling games against Notre Dame, Army, USC, and others. He also provides details of Wilkinson's breaking of the color line in OU athletics and the infamous food-poisoning incident in Chicago in 1959. Before his death in 1994, Wilkinson reviewed the first draft of the book and wrote in a letter to the author, "The explanations of football strategies are concise and clear. They rank among the best I have ever read." Including vignettes of Wilkinson's closest coaching friends (Royal, Bryant, Leahy, Sanders, Blaik, Tatum), Bud Wilkinson and the Rise of Oklahoma Football captures all the drama of Oklahoma's ascendance and serves as an authoritative and entertaining history of the sport that will appeal to all college football fans.

Full Out - Leadership lessons from America's favourite coach (Paperback): Monica Aldama Full Out - Leadership lessons from America's favourite coach (Paperback)
Monica Aldama
R381 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

From the breakout star of Netflix's Cheer, a motivational and inspiring guide to becoming a champion in all areas of life. In Full Out, Coach Monica Aldama shares how she built one of the most successful and beloved cheerleading programs in America. Her uncompromising brand of discipline and consistency goes far beyond the mat - showing how the principles of building a winning team apply to personal goals, the corporate world, parenting and all aspects of life. There's a lot of talk these days about short cuts and life hacks, but what really counts is commitment and integrity, helping your friends, and improving with your teammates. Coach Monica shares deeply personal stories of triumph and tragedy from divorce and remarriage to her husband, her challenges as a young mother working more than full time, and her strenuous weeks on Dancing with the Stars. She shares surprising behind-the-scenes moments from the Cheer docuseries, and insights gleaned from more than two decades of pushing students to succeed. A true force and inspiration who has captured hearts around the world, Coach Monica will show you how to take command of your talent, make the most of your potential, and find your drive to win.

The Rules in Practice 2021-2024 - The Guide to the Rules of Sailing Around the Race Course (Paperback, 10th New edition): Bryan... The Rules in Practice 2021-2024 - The Guide to the Rules of Sailing Around the Race Course (Paperback, 10th New edition)
Bryan Willis
R473 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Rules in Practice has been the best-selling guide to the racing rules for the last 40 years. Now, in its 10th edition, it has been updated for (and contains in full) the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing and features a brand new chapter on the luffing rules and how they are being applied. The latest rule changes are also described, along with their impact on you as a sailor. With over 20 new scenarios, reflecting the courses we now sail, it is as up-to-date and relevant as the first edition was in 1985. Unlike other rules guides which take you through the rules in order, this book tackles the subject from the sailors' point of view. It takes you around the race course, from start to finish, through the key situations that occur repeatedly showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. You don't have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water - the rules can be looked up afterwards. This knowledge will build your confidence while racing and enable you to make the most of opportunities when they arise. Colour diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. If you are going to buy one rule book - make it this one! For post-publication changes to the rules by World Sailing (most notably of trapeze harness weight - Rule 50.1(b)) please see the World Sailing or Fernhurst Books websites.

That First Season - How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory (Paperback): John... That First Season - How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory (Paperback)
John Eisenberg
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

When Vince Lombardi took the job of coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he inherited a team that had gone from legendary to laughing stock. They hadn't fielded a winning team in over a decade and had gone 1-10-1 in the 1958 season despite having seven future Hall of Famers on the team. They were a team accustomed to losing and in desperate need of a turnaround. """That First Season" chronicles that turnaround at the hands of Lombardi, himself serving as a head coach for the first time. The Packers were a team of talented underachievers more used to lax coaching and late nights than grueling practices and curfews. Lombardi's no-bull coaching style helped hammer them into winners who operated with machine-like precision. Every football fan knows that the Packers under Lombardi were champions, but "That First Season" shows how he did it, bringing readers the inside story of a sports dynasty.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer (Paperback): Robert Koger The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer (Paperback)
Robert Koger
R444 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Soccer is an exciting sport, but it is even better when your team is playing at its best. "The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer" addresses specific team concerns with energetic drills that will improve your players' skills and help them to properly execute the correct tactics and techniques on the field.

Written by an expert, this extensive collection focuses on problem areas and provides practice activities to ensure you get the best from your young players. Robert Koger looks at each of the problems most commonly faced by youth team coaches and prescribes proper drills to get players and teams to be their best and have fun doing it.

With more than 100 drills, you're guaranteed to find practice solutions for situations such as: My players can't get the ball past the other team's defense. I can't get my players to shoot when they are open. My players move all over the field. My team can't stop opposing goals from corner kicks. My team needs help with general skills areas including dribbling, passing, offense, defense, and goal-keeping.

Written in an easy-to-follow, clearly outlined format, "The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer" is an invaluable teaching tool to have on the field. Don't start coaching without it.

Mark Johnston: Phenomenon (Hardcover): Nick Townsend Mark Johnston: Phenomenon (Hardcover)
Nick Townsend
R465 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R87 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A new, fully authorised biography of the most successful trainer in British horse racing history. In the stratified and often secretive world of racehorse training, Mark Johnston has always been different: forthright, combative, provocative, and candid - a man who delights in questioning convention. Over more than three decades, he has gone from being a vet from a thoroughly working-class Scottish background to, mathematically, the most successful trainer in the history of British horse racing. In this new, fully authorised biography, acclaimed author Nick Townsend provides a unique insight into the world of Mark Johnston and his phenomenally successful operation. With unparalleled access to Mark and those closest to him, Mark Johnston: Phenomenon will dig into his storied career, his strong and passionate views on the sport of horse racing, and how he's planning for the future in unprecedented times, offering a fascinating portrait of one of horse racing's most singular figures.

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