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A complete guide for athletes, coaches, and teachers

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Wheelchair Sport provides coaches, teachers, and athletes with the information they need to compete and succeed in wheelchair sports. Written by top coaches, athletes, sport scientists, and specialists in sports medicine and physical therapy who work with Paralympic athletes, this resource offers

an explanation of the physiological differences between able-bodied and disabled athletes and the physiological adaptations that result from training; guidelines for training that are customized to wheelchair athletes’ unique needs, including strength and conditioning, nutrition and hydration, and mental wellness; tips on the practical aspects of competing in wheelchair sport, such as optimizing chair set-up and preparing for travel; and expert guidance in developing top-notch training programs for athletes at all skill levels.

 

People who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active at the level of their choosing. Wheelchair Sport equips coaches, teachers, and athletes to develop their minds and bodies to their potential and enjoy their participation in sports.

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Part I: Understanding Wheelchair Sport

 

Chapter 1. Introduction to Wheelchair Sport

Sean Tweedy and Nik Diaper

Spinal Cord Injury

Health-Related Effects of Wheelchair Sport

Sport Classification

Sports for Wheelchair Athletes

Using Sport Knowledge for Athlete Profiling

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 2. Sport Chair Set-Up and Selection

Hsin-yi Liu, Ian M. Rice, Justin Z. Laferrier, Rosemarie Cooper, Mike Boninger, MD, and Rory A. Cooper

Wheelchair Components and Accessories

Basic Wheelchair Set-Up

Sport-Specific Wheelchair Set-Up

Injury Prevention

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 3. Physiology of Wheelchair Sport

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey and Mike Price

Physiological Responses

Training Considerations

Types of Training

Measuring Exercise Intensity and Fitness

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 4. Strength and Conditioning for Wheelchair Sport

Andy Allford and Linda Mitchell-Norfolk

Unique Strength Training Needs of Wheelchair Athletes

Needs Analysis

Guidelines for Safe and Effective Training

Guidelines for Exercise Prescription

Strength Training Equipment              

Free Weights Versus Fixed Resistance machines

Sample Training Programmes

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 5. Nutrition and Body Composition

Tom Reilly and Jeanette Crosland

Eating to Train

Eating to Win

Body Composition

Body Compartments

Assessment Methods

Conclusion

References

Suggested Reading

Suggested Websites

 

Chapter 6. The Traveling Athlete

Mike Price, Jeanette Crosland, and Nick Webborn MD

Medical Issues Related to Travel

Practical Concerns Related to Flying

Accommodations and Adaptations

Nutrition and Hydration When Travelling

Exercising in the Heat

Conclusion

 References

Suggested Reading

 

Chapter 7. Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport

Elisabeth Bressan and David Shearer

Getting Involved in Wheelchair Sport

Developing Athletes’ Sport Commitment

Understanding Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport

Conclusion

References

 

Part II: Training for Wheelchair Sports

 

Chapter 8. Wheelchair Basketball

Mike Frogley

Wheelchair Propulsion

Wheelchair Skills

Power Start and Stop

Half-Court Tow

Forward Partner Pulls

Backward Partner Pulls

Clovers

U-Turns

Hops

Tilting

 Christmas Trees

Jump and Recover

Shooting

Passing

Dribbling

Conclusion

 

Chapter 9. Wheelchair Racing

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ian Thompson

Chair Set-Up

Gloves

Pushing Technique

Training Programme

Skill and Fitness Training

Racing Tactics for Sprints

Racing Tactics for Endurance

Wheelchair Racing Rules

Conclusion

 

Chapter 10. Wheelchair Rugby

Kevin Orr and Laurie A. Malone

Game Play and Rules

Classification

Equipment Selection and Maintenance

Fundamental Skills

Rugby Offence

Rugby Defence

Training Programme

Drills for Rugby Skill Development

Ball Pickups

Whistle Drill

Figure-Eight Passing

Caterpillar Passing

Hot Seat Passing

Three-Man Weave

Long Passing

Diamond in the Rough

Four Corners

Skills Testing

Conclusion

 

Chapter 11. Wheelchair Tennis

Dawn Newbery, Geraint Richards, Stephanie Trill, and Martyn Whait

Ten Steps to the Top

Taping

Attack and Defence Drills

Returning Second Serve

High Forehand

Deep, Short, Deep, Short

Deep, Mid, Short

Bounce–Smash

Hit Down the Line Off a Crosscourt Ball            

Hit Crosscourt Off a Down-the-Line Ball

Twenty Shots

Rabbit Ears

Hustle

Mobility Drills

Down the Mountain

Park the Car

Through the Gate

Sprint, Slalom, Reverse

Two-Push Slalom

Half-Court Map

Fan Drill

Agility Drill

Box-Command Drill

Speed Play

Taping

Conclusion

 

Chapter 12. Handcycling

Thomas Abel, Yves Vanlandewijck, and Joeri Verellen

Training Programmes

Assessment

Training Activities

High-Volume Training

Recovery

Position

Strength for Long and Intensive Routes

Velocity

Mechanical Efficiency

Cadence Versus Power

Nonspecific Training

Steering, Braking, and Accelerating

Riding in Groups

Racing Tactics

Conclusion

 

Index

About the Editor

About the Contributors

 

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, PhD,is a senior lecturer in exercise physiology and director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at LoughboroughUniversity in Leicestershire, UK. Her work in 1994 with Prof. Ian Campbell and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson sparked her interest in disability sport, and she went on to earn her PhD in sport science from ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity five years later.

 

Dr. Goosey-Tolfrey attended the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games with the Great Britain wheelchair racing and wheelchair basketball teams, respectively, and was the lead physiology consultant for the British Paralympic Association for the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. In her leisure time, she enjoys being with her family, golfing, and watching films.

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey

Wheelchair Sport PDF

$30.00 USD

Wheelchair Sport provides coaches, teachers, and athletes with the information they need to compete and succeed in wheelchair sports. Written by top coaches, athletes, sport scientists, and specialists in sports medicine and physical therapy who work with Paralympic athletes, this resource offers

an explanation of the physiological differences between able-bodied and disabled athletes and the physiological adaptations that result from training; guidelines for training that are customized to wheelchair athletes’ unique needs, including strength and conditioning, nutrition and hydration, and mental wellness; tips on the practical aspects of competing in wheelchair sport, such as optimizing chair set-up and preparing for travel; and expert guidance in developing top-notch training programs for athletes at all skill levels.

 

People who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active at the level of their choosing. Wheelchair Sport equips coaches, teachers, and athletes to develop their minds and bodies to their potential and enjoy their participation in sports.

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Part I: Understanding Wheelchair Sport

 

Chapter 1. Introduction to Wheelchair Sport

Sean Tweedy and Nik Diaper

Spinal Cord Injury

Health-Related Effects of Wheelchair Sport

Sport Classification

Sports for Wheelchair Athletes

Using Sport Knowledge for Athlete Profiling

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 2. Sport Chair Set-Up and Selection

Hsin-yi Liu, Ian M. Rice, Justin Z. Laferrier, Rosemarie Cooper, Mike Boninger, MD, and Rory A. Cooper

Wheelchair Components and Accessories

Basic Wheelchair Set-Up

Sport-Specific Wheelchair Set-Up

Injury Prevention

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 3. Physiology of Wheelchair Sport

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey and Mike Price

Physiological Responses

Training Considerations

Types of Training

Measuring Exercise Intensity and Fitness

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 4. Strength and Conditioning for Wheelchair Sport

Andy Allford and Linda Mitchell-Norfolk

Unique Strength Training Needs of Wheelchair Athletes

Needs Analysis

Guidelines for Safe and Effective Training

Guidelines for Exercise Prescription

Strength Training Equipment              

Free Weights Versus Fixed Resistance machines

Sample Training Programmes

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 5. Nutrition and Body Composition

Tom Reilly and Jeanette Crosland

Eating to Train

Eating to Win

Body Composition

Body Compartments

Assessment Methods

Conclusion

References

Suggested Reading

Suggested Websites

 

Chapter 6. The Traveling Athlete

Mike Price, Jeanette Crosland, and Nick Webborn MD

Medical Issues Related to Travel

Practical Concerns Related to Flying

Accommodations and Adaptations

Nutrition and Hydration When Travelling

Exercising in the Heat

Conclusion

 References

Suggested Reading

 

Chapter 7. Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport

Elisabeth Bressan and David Shearer

Getting Involved in Wheelchair Sport

Developing Athletes’ Sport Commitment

Understanding Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport

Conclusion

References

 

Part II: Training for Wheelchair Sports

 

Chapter 8. Wheelchair Basketball

Mike Frogley

Wheelchair Propulsion

Wheelchair Skills

Power Start and Stop

Half-Court Tow

Forward Partner Pulls

Backward Partner Pulls

Clovers

U-Turns

Hops

Tilting

 Christmas Trees

Jump and Recover

Shooting

Passing

Dribbling

Conclusion

 

Chapter 9. Wheelchair Racing

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ian Thompson

Chair Set-Up

Gloves

Pushing Technique

Training Programme

Skill and Fitness Training

Racing Tactics for Sprints

Racing Tactics for Endurance

Wheelchair Racing Rules

Conclusion

 

Chapter 10. Wheelchair Rugby

Kevin Orr and Laurie A. Malone

Game Play and Rules

Classification

Equipment Selection and Maintenance

Fundamental Skills

Rugby Offence

Rugby Defence

Training Programme

Drills for Rugby Skill Development

Ball Pickups

Whistle Drill

Figure-Eight Passing

Caterpillar Passing

Hot Seat Passing

Three-Man Weave

Long Passing

Diamond in the Rough

Four Corners

Skills Testing

Conclusion

 

Chapter 11. Wheelchair Tennis

Dawn Newbery, Geraint Richards, Stephanie Trill, and Martyn Whait

Ten Steps to the Top

Taping

Attack and Defence Drills

Returning Second Serve

High Forehand

Deep, Short, Deep, Short

Deep, Mid, Short

Bounce–Smash

Hit Down the Line Off a Crosscourt Ball            

Hit Crosscourt Off a Down-the-Line Ball

Twenty Shots

Rabbit Ears

Hustle

Mobility Drills

Down the Mountain

Park the Car

Through the Gate

Sprint, Slalom, Reverse

Two-Push Slalom

Half-Court Map

Fan Drill

Agility Drill

Box-Command Drill

Speed Play

Taping

Conclusion

 

Chapter 12. Handcycling

Thomas Abel, Yves Vanlandewijck, and Joeri Verellen

Training Programmes

Assessment

Training Activities

High-Volume Training

Recovery

Position

Strength for Long and Intensive Routes

Velocity

Mechanical Efficiency

Cadence Versus Power

Nonspecific Training

Steering, Braking, and Accelerating

Riding in Groups

Racing Tactics

Conclusion

 

Index

About the Editor

About the Contributors

 

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, PhD,is a senior lecturer in exercise physiology and director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at LoughboroughUniversity in Leicestershire, UK. Her work in 1994 with Prof. Ian Campbell and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson sparked her interest in disability sport, and she went on to earn her PhD in sport science from ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity five years later.

 

Dr. Goosey-Tolfrey attended the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games with the Great Britain wheelchair racing and wheelchair basketball teams, respectively, and was the lead physiology consultant for the British Paralympic Association for the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. In her leisure time, she enjoys being with her family, golfing, and watching films.

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