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Secrets to Success in Sport & Play 2nd Edition PDF

A Practical Guide to Skill Development

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ISBN: 9781492574255

©2011

Page Count: 168

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In Secrets to Success in Sport & Play: A Practical Guide to Skill Development, author Marianne Torbert provides insights into biomechanical principles that will help parents, players, teachers, and coaches understand how to creatively and scientifically improve players’ skills.

This revised text presents

• instruction on improving balance—which in turn affects agility, power, and accuracy of movement;

• guidance in improving the understanding of spins—which can enhance performance in sports such as basketball, tennis, bowling, soccer, and golf;

• insight into the basic mechanics of movement that can be applied to many sports and play;

• experiments and activities to hone and develop players’ biomechanical abilities and form problem-solving intuitions and habits that can be used in many sports; and

• true-or-false questions at the end of each chapter (correct answers are detailed in an appendix) to test readers’ knowledge of the material.

The engaging text is presented in an easy-to-understand format with more than 100 illustrations that drive home the principles. The secrets to success unfold page by page as you learn about the biomechanical principles involved in acquiring and refining sport skills. Players are excited to learn these skills because they can see improvement as they learn and practice.

Play can greatly contribute to personal growth and quality of life. It can open doors to social interaction and to enhanced self-confidence. Everyone can learn and improve skills and increase their joy of participating in games and sports. With Secrets to Success in Sport & Play, players will do just that.

Part I: Approaching Movement Analysis

Chapter 1. Teaching and Learning

Specific Objective Method

Correcting Errors Method

Encouraging the Learner

True or False Review Questions

References

Part II: Moving Yourself

Chapter 2. Balance

Principles of Balance

How to Improve Your Balance

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 3. Initiating Movement

Getting Ready to Move

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 4. Force

Force Development

Force Application

Absorbing Force

Opposition

Lever Length

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 5. Preparing Your Body

Improving Posture

Strengthening and Toning Muscles

Correcting Muscle Tightness

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Part III: Moving Objects

Chapter 6. Rebound, Deflection, Spins, and Roll Patterns

Rebounds

Deflection

Spins, Rebounds, and Roll Patterns

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 7. Projectiles

Principles of Projectiles

How to Apply Spin to an Object

The Human Body as a Projectile

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 8. Direction and Accuracy

Factors That Affect Direction and Accuracy

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Part IV: Improving Analytical Skills

Chapter 9. Visual Evaluation

Evaluation Skills and How to Improve Them

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 10. Activities to Habituate the Mechanical Principles of Movement

Game Matrix

Batting Tee Challenge

Blanketball

Chaotic Team Juggle

Frantic Ball

Freeze

Golf Tee Challenge

Living Basketball

Partner Scoop Play

Pass-a-Puck

Racket and Balloon

Rag or Rug Hockey

Rebound Board

Skates

Super Sox

True or False Review Questions

Marianne Torbert, PhD, is director of the Leonard Gordon Institute for Human Development Through Play at Temple University in Philadelphia.

A street athlete at age 6 and a national participant at 16, Torbert has played, studied play, and taught kinesiology for several years. She holds a PhD from the University of Southern California and is a professor emeritus at Temple University. She is also the author of Follow Me: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Children.

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Marianne Torbert

Secrets to Success in Sport & Play 2nd Edition PDF

$22.00 USD

In Secrets to Success in Sport & Play: A Practical Guide to Skill Development, author Marianne Torbert provides insights into biomechanical principles that will help parents, players, teachers, and coaches understand how to creatively and scientifically improve players’ skills.

This revised text presents

• instruction on improving balance—which in turn affects agility, power, and accuracy of movement;

• guidance in improving the understanding of spins—which can enhance performance in sports such as basketball, tennis, bowling, soccer, and golf;

• insight into the basic mechanics of movement that can be applied to many sports and play;

• experiments and activities to hone and develop players’ biomechanical abilities and form problem-solving intuitions and habits that can be used in many sports; and

• true-or-false questions at the end of each chapter (correct answers are detailed in an appendix) to test readers’ knowledge of the material.

The engaging text is presented in an easy-to-understand format with more than 100 illustrations that drive home the principles. The secrets to success unfold page by page as you learn about the biomechanical principles involved in acquiring and refining sport skills. Players are excited to learn these skills because they can see improvement as they learn and practice.

Play can greatly contribute to personal growth and quality of life. It can open doors to social interaction and to enhanced self-confidence. Everyone can learn and improve skills and increase their joy of participating in games and sports. With Secrets to Success in Sport & Play, players will do just that.

Part I: Approaching Movement Analysis

Chapter 1. Teaching and Learning

Specific Objective Method

Correcting Errors Method

Encouraging the Learner

True or False Review Questions

References

Part II: Moving Yourself

Chapter 2. Balance

Principles of Balance

How to Improve Your Balance

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 3. Initiating Movement

Getting Ready to Move

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 4. Force

Force Development

Force Application

Absorbing Force

Opposition

Lever Length

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 5. Preparing Your Body

Improving Posture

Strengthening and Toning Muscles

Correcting Muscle Tightness

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Part III: Moving Objects

Chapter 6. Rebound, Deflection, Spins, and Roll Patterns

Rebounds

Deflection

Spins, Rebounds, and Roll Patterns

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 7. Projectiles

Principles of Projectiles

How to Apply Spin to an Object

The Human Body as a Projectile

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 8. Direction and Accuracy

Factors That Affect Direction and Accuracy

Observations

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Part IV: Improving Analytical Skills

Chapter 9. Visual Evaluation

Evaluation Skills and How to Improve Them

Activities

True or False Review Questions

Chapter 10. Activities to Habituate the Mechanical Principles of Movement

Game Matrix

Batting Tee Challenge

Blanketball

Chaotic Team Juggle

Frantic Ball

Freeze

Golf Tee Challenge

Living Basketball

Partner Scoop Play

Pass-a-Puck

Racket and Balloon

Rag or Rug Hockey

Rebound Board

Skates

Super Sox

True or False Review Questions

Marianne Torbert, PhD, is director of the Leonard Gordon Institute for Human Development Through Play at Temple University in Philadelphia.

A street athlete at age 6 and a national participant at 16, Torbert has played, studied play, and taught kinesiology for several years. She holds a PhD from the University of Southern California and is a professor emeritus at Temple University. She is also the author of Follow Me: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Children.

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