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Rugby Sevens

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...David Rogers/Getty Images Performance Demands of Rugby Sevens In this chapter, we introduce the sport of Rugby Sevens, which is unique from Rugby Union (chapter 28), the 15-a-side game, and discuss the various performance factors...

Rugby Union

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Hannah Peters/Getty Images Performance Demands of Rugby Union In this section, we introduce the sport of Rugby Union and discuss the various factors of importance for players (and individual positions) and the relative contributions...

Teaching Rugby Codes

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans, rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen, American football is a game for hooligans played by chess pieces and Australian Rules football is a game for hooligans played...

Measures of Fitness and Fatigue

Mike McGuigan

Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...Practitioners require objective tests to help them evaluate their training programs, assess their athletes’ training and competition workloads, and monitor their fatigue. However, no single marker or test can do all of these things...

Team Sport Training and Performance

Costas I. Karageorghis

Costas I. Karageorghis, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, FBASES, AFBPsS, is a reader in sport psychology in the department of life sciences at Brunel University London, UK. He is internationally renowned for his research on the effects of music in the realm of exercise and sport. Karageorghis is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, a chartered member of the Science Council, and a double-accredited member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, which elected him a fellow in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applying Music in Exercise and Sport

Human Kinetics, 2007

Ebook Chapter

...I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.Music has long played a starring role in the on-field drama of team sports. It is woven into the fabric of prominent sports such as soccer, American football...

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Sport : A complete guide for athletes, coaches, and teachers

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association/Kevin Bogetti-SmithWheelchair rugby is an exciting, fast-paced, dynamic team sport. Also known as quad rugby, and previously referred to as murderball due to the aggressive and hard-hitting nature...

Tapering for Team Sports

Iñigo Mujika

Iñigo Mujika, PhD, is a lecturer in the department of physiology, faculty of medicine and odontology, at the University of the Basque Country in Leioa, Spain. Previously, Mujika was also the head of the department of research and development at the Spanish professional football team Athletic Club Bilbao. As a researcher, sport science practitioner, and coach, Mujika is widely considered one of the most respected experts on tapering and peaking for optimal performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...As we have seen in chapter 8, there are some unique aspects of tapering and peaking in team sports that coaches and athletes should always keep in mind. Team sport performance requires a perfect balance between physical, physiological...

Sport Chair Set-Up and Selection

Wheelchair Sport : A complete guide for athletes, coaches, and teachers

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...David Walter Banks/The New York Times/ReduxSpecialized equipment is often developed to augment athletes’ performance in competitive sport. In addition to applying the latest technologies, customized equipment attempts to fit athletes...

Athlete Monitoring Guidelines for Team Sports

Mike McGuigan

Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter focuses on athlete monitoring guidelines, approaches, challenges, and solutions in team sports. The general principles discussed in Chapter 8 with respect to individual sport athletes can be applied in team sport environments...