Millions of children are getting into golf all over the world. Golf offers your child unparalleled opportunities -- world travel, money for college, great career choices. However young players sometimes suffer burnout, injury, and other specific problems, ruining their love of the game and desires to keep playing. How to motivate kids to go back, practice after practice. When to focus exclusively on golf. Save on lessons, find scholarships and sponsors. How to pursue college golf and a career in professional golf. Gain insight into golf organisations and agents. Have fun along the way at the best golf camps and resorts. Golf Guide for Parents and Players unveils the secrets of success for junior and college golf, the professional tour and beyond. Whether your child is 2 or 18, just starting, has played some golf, or is already a champion -- this book will provide a chockfull of practical answers and new ideas. Whether you are a player, a golf playing parent or a parent curious about golf, this book will empower you to get the most out of the game leading you down some amazing fairways, teeing up some big dreams, and driving you toward an exhilarating golfing life.
March inspires readers with her personal weight-control triumph and her professional expertise. She presents an exciting, easy-to-follow way of living that puts dieters in control of their weight and health--one day at a time, one meal at a time, one food at a time, and one walk at a time.
From the successes of such legends as Billie Jean King and Stan Smith to the current No. 1 men's team of Bob and Mike Bryan, the story of how Americans have come to rule the doubles court is a fascinating tale told by a longtime journalist and tennis insider Frost.
Get a head start in developing young players with "Coaching Your Tennis Champion". QuickStart Tennis, the play format now used by the United States Tennis Association for junior tennis players, is explained with easy-to-follow instructions, tennis court diagrams, and photographs. Make the most of valuable court time with innovative tennis lesson plans created by a respected tennis instructor. Exclusive day-by-day progressive lesson plans covering 70+ games and tennis drills. The lessons are customised and grouped for players ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Use a lesson as is, or easily adjust it for your players' needs. All activities are labelled with approximate completion times to help you budget tennis teaching sessions. Lesson games and drills focus on motor skills, strokes, game rules, and point play. Plus! 30 additional games and drills to enliven your lessons and keep your students coming back. Big time-saver for teaching professionals. Fun know-how for volunteer coaches and parents.
Explains steps that parents can take to help their child develop talent in any activity that has sparked his or her interest. • Covers early experience, environmental factors, and parental roles spurring talent development, from artistry and athleticism to culinary, musical, academic, dance, and other abilities • Explains the importance of practice and steps to mentor and manage ability • Details the SOAR system—Selection, Organization, Association, and Regulation • Includes interviews with well-known talent stars like Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, nature photographer Joel Sartore, and pianist Jim Brickman; championship coaches like John Cook (college volleyball) and Robert Sabalvarro (Olympic fencing); and parents of dozens of talented children in domains such as chess, music, rodeo, swimming, baton twirling, football, and many more • Includes a chapter on academic talent
One of America's leading golf instructors offers a complete women's guide to golf, sharing practical advice and instruction for beginners and experienced golfers alike on everything from driving, putting and course management to etiquette, fashion, and fitness.
As seen in Focus on the Family magazine. Should I sign up our seven-year-old son for the travel team? What should we do about our daughter's Sunday morning games? Am I the only one longing for a sane balance between children’s sports, family time, and church commitments? David King and Margot Starbuck offer good news for Christian parents stressed out by these questions and stretched thin by the demands of competitive youth sports. Join King, athletic director at a Christian university, and Starbuck, an award-winning author and speaker, as they investigate seven myths about what’s best for young athletes. Discover with them what it means to not be conformed to the patterns of the youth sports world. Listen in as they talk to other parents, pastors, and coaches about the peril and promise of children’s sports. Learn practical ways to set boundaries and help kids gain healthy identities as beloved children of God--both on and off the field, and whether they win or lose. Equips parents with concrete tips such as: Eight questions to discuss on the way home from the game Five ways to ruin your child’s sports experience Dinnertime conversation starters about your family’s values The one question you can't not ask your child about youth sports Key Features: Challenges seven common myths about youth sports Offers wisdom for families on decisions such as choosing leagues and how many seasons to play Author Q&As address parents' common concerns about youth sports Bonus tips and resources for parents, coaches, and pastors Free downloadable study guide available here.
The game of golf has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with powerful, big-hitting players dominating at the elite level. With limitation and regulation of equipment being mandated by the R&A, players are increasingly looking to alternative options to increase their physicality to improve likelihood of winning. This is an area in which adding strength and conditioning training to a golfer’s training programme will help to benefit performance. However, many players and coaches lack confidence or knowledge to train with strength and conditioning techniques, which is where this book, focusing on strength and conditioning and its application in golf, will help. Strength and Conditioning for Golf provides golfers and coaches with the evidence and practical suggestions to ensure that the choices they make about their training are informed and objective. This new volume examines why strength and conditioning techniques and principles are important for modern golf, blending scientific principles with real-world, practical advice and tips. Strength and Conditioning for Golf is of interest to golfers and coaches of all levels, as well as being of interest to researchers, students and coaches in the fields of; strength and conditioning, fitness and training, performance analysis, skill acquisition and other related sport science disciplines.