Release on 1986-04-29 | by Ted Williams,John Underwood
Author: Ted Williams,John Underwood
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray
"The Science of Volleyball Practice Development and Drill Design" seeks to provide volleyball coaches at all levels with the tools for developing and improving their ability to teach and train volleyball skills and tactics. This useful guide is divided into two sections: practice development, design, and organization drill design and organization, including drills developed to teach volleyball technical skills and tactics Each section builds on the methods that scientific research in motor learning, sports psychology, and biomechanics indicates are the best ways to train athletic skills. The practice development in section one contains a comprehensive analysis of the factors that can improve learning and training of motor skills, maximizing player and team performance. Section two incorporates the theories and principles for effective and efficient drill design, as well as development to teach the ability to execute competitive volleyball skills. This section also contains one hundred drills, organized into a format aimed at enabling coaches to work toward skill perfection and improve automatic skill execution. Improve your players' abilities to learn and perfect their volleyball skills with "The Science of Volleyball Practice Development and Drill Design."
Coop DeRenne combines his personal experience as a third-generation professional baseball player with his professional expertise as the country's foremost baseball researcher to present The Scientific Approach to Hitting: Research Explores the Most Difficult Skill in Sport. The book challenges the traditional view that better hitters make better hitting coaches and theorists by applying a scientific analysis to the core components of the swing. DeRenne, in conjunction with Bio-Kinetics Inc., utilizes three-dimensional graphic imaging technology to break down the sequence of movements and balance shifts that must occur in order to create the ideal swing. Using over 600 players at varying levels of competition as test subjects, DeRenne's research has deciphered the subtle intricacies of hitting. The text introduces DeRenne's four absolutes to hitting: Dynamic Balance, Kinetic Link, Bat Lag, and Axis of Rotation. The four concepts are demonstrated graphically and with examples in picture of some of the MLB's all-time greatest sluggers, providing a chance for readers to better understand the science of hitting while applying it to their own swing. DeRenne's methods are used and praised throughout the world of professional baseball and give a competitive advantage to coaches and players at the high school and collegiate level. The Scientific Approach to Hitting makes sense of the hardest skill in all of athletics and will have readers running home to reevaluate and improve their game.
After suffering devastating losses in the early stages of the Second World War, the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force established an Operational Research Section within bomber command in order to drastically improve the efficiency of bombing missions targeting Germany. In The Science of Bombing,Randall Wakelam explores the work of civilian scientists who found critical solutions to the navigational and target-finding problems and crippling losses that initially afflicted the RAF. Drawing on previously unexamined files that re-assess the efficacy of strategic bombing from tactical and technical perspectives, Wakelam reveals the important role scientific research and advice played in operational planning and how there existed a remarkable intellectual flexibility at Bomber Command. A fascinating glimpse into military strategy and decision-making, The Science of Bombing will find a wide audience among those interested in air power history as well as military strategists, air force personnel, and aviation historians.