Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sports Coaching. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

An all-new production of the phenomenal best seller, now featuring exclusive new conversations with the authors! For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats - Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life - and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13”, he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack.  Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients - “don’t think” - and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better...and how you can too.

  • Author: Tim S. Grover
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture, Motivation & Self-Improvement

                 

2. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath , journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can: - jump-start athletic performance - rejuvenate internal organs - halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

  • Author: James Nestor
  • Publisher: Penguin Life (July 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0241289129
  • Dimensions: 5.08 x 0.71 x 7.8 inches

                 

3. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Featuring a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Writing from both the cutting edge of scientific discovery and the front-lines of elite athletic performance, National Magazine Award-winning science journalist Alex Hutchinson presents a revolutionary account of the dynamic and controversial new science of endurance. The capacity to endure is perhaps the key trait that separates champions and determines great performance in any field - from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing finals. But what if everything we've been taught about endurance was wrong? What if we all have more potential than we think to go farther, push harder, and achieve more? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the vein of Malcolm Gladwell - who forewords the book - Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests that the seemingly physical barriers you encounter are mediated as much by your brain as by your body. But it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores - pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel - he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and muscle by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've approached (and sometimes surpassed) their own ultimate limits. As the longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and New York Times , Hutchinson draws on his background as a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist. But the lessons he draws from traveling to labs around the world and trying out new endurance-boosting techniques like electric brain stimulation and brain endurance training are surprisingly universal. Endurance, he writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop" - and we're always capable of pushing a little farther.

  • Author: Alex Hutchinson
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Biological Sciences, Anatomy & Physiology

                 

4. Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly. Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke. In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations—as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.

  • Author: Ben Hogan
  • Publisher: Touchstone (September 20, 1985)
  • Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0671612979
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches

                 

5. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Master your  game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis  as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of W. Timothy Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

  • Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Revised ed. edition (May 27, 1997)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0679778318
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.44 x 8 inches

                 



6. Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world's greatest achievers. If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a "warrior mindset." This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior. In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he’s doing wrong or how to get back on track. Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history's greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to "think like a warrior" and take control of his life. The "warrior mindset" he develops changes his life forever—and it will change yours as well. Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams—whatever those dreams may be. This book will show you how to... - Build your self-confidence - Develop mental toughness - Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm - Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more - Harness the power of positive self-talk - Be a positive leader for your family and your team - Become the person you were born to be - And much more… The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

  • Author: Darrin Donnelly
  • Publisher: Shamrock New Media, Inc.; 1st edition (May 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0692705469
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.61 x 8 inches

                 

7. Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy . Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how various setup positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely. Author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag . He is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength training publications.

  • Author: Frederic Delavier
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Third edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0736092265
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.6 x 10.05 inches

                 

8. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training , sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition , they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3 . And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their long-term health. With over 150,000 copies in print in three editions, Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells -- the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life. -- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training. -- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained. -- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them. -- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch. -- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction. -- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health. -- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress. -- Completely indexed. -- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

  • Author: Mark Rippetoe
  • Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; 3rd edition (November 11, 2011)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0982522738
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 10.98 inches

                 

9. The Ultimate Dad Joke Book: 501 Hilarious Puns, Funny One Liners and Clean Cheesy Dad Jokes for Kids (Gifts for Dad)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Father's Day 2021 is right around the corner - snag this easy gift for your favorite guy! The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page. Over 500 hilarious jokes, puns and one-liners Squeaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all ages Great selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020 Grab your copy today and channel your inner dad with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!

  • Author: Hugh Murmie
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 979-8644639052
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

                 

10. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Coaching - August 2021

Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! IACP AWARD FINALIST The New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Eat Slow. taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing. Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipe—from Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars—provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time.

  • Author: Shalane Flanagan
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; Illustrated edition (August 14, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1635651911
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 0.89 x 10.27 inches