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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Volleyball
  • Language:English
  • Pages:465
  • eBook ISBN:9781098384456

21st Century Volleyball Expertise

by Gylton Da Matta Ph.D. , Abe Meininger, Afonso Neves, Antonio Marcos Lerbach, Bernardo Rezende, Daniel Teixeira, Danillo Gomes Arruda, Isabel Mesquita, Jan Meier, Jordi Català, Leandro Dutra, Ricardo Tabach and Roberley Leonaldo View publisher's profile page

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Overview
"21st Century Volleyball Expertise" presents theories on the development of men's and women's volleyball, based on practical and lived experience of international coach Gylton Da Matta. In the past 20 years, the technical advancements in sports have been remarkable. In the case of volleyball, such advancement is observed through the improvement in systems of training and the increase of technical expertise demonstrated at the world-class level. From a technical standpoint, volleyball is now faster than ever. Serves are faster, more accurate, and more aggressive. Volleyball players are performing at the threshold of human reaction and at the top of their ability. Best for expert coaches and elite athletes, this book presents and reflects upon best practices, coaching expertise, athletes' excellence, higher education, and sports scientific issues.
Description
"21st Century Volleyball Expertise" presents theories on the development of men's and women's volleyball, based on practical and lived experience of international coach Gylton Da Matta. In the past 20 years, the technical advancements in sports have been remarkable. In the case of volleyball, such advancement is observed through the improvement in systems of training and the increase of technical expertise demonstrated at the world-class level. From a technical standpoint, volleyball is now faster than ever. Serves are faster, more accurate, and more aggressive. Volleyball players are performing at the threshold of human reaction and at the top of their ability. Although technology, systems of training, and performance have increased, the content of volleyball coaching theory has not evolved at the same rate. "21st Century Volleyball Expertise" is the first of a series of books designed to address the practice, theory, and advanced volleyball content at the elite level. This book organizes and focuses on the modern methodologies of practice and innovation, and it is supported by the reality of modern volleyball in the Nations Volleyball League, Olympic Games, and recent World Championships. Best for expert coaches and elite athletes, this book presents and reflects upon best practices, coaching expertise, athletes' excellence, higher education, and sports scientific issues.
About the author
Gylton Da Matta, Ph.D. is an international volleyball instructor, researcher, and consultant with a degree in Sports Pedagogy & Motor Learning from the University of South Carolina and a post-Doc in Applied Technology in Team Sports Research from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is also an adjunct professor of Education & Sports Management at Colorado State University Currently collaborating with the USA Volleyball High Performance, Dr. Da Matta used to consult for the Danish Volleyball Federation and the Brazilian Volleyball Federation as a volleyball instructor and lecturer for elite volleyball coaches from the national teams and professional league coaches. Dr. Da Matta engages in qualitative, quantitative, and interdisciplinary research approaches in education, health promotion, coaching expertise, motor learning, and human development in sports pedagogy, expertise development, and sports mega-events (Pan-American Games, World Military Games, World Universiade Games, Olympic Games and World-Cup). His research on expertise development in sports has received recognition by the International Olympic Academy based in Athens, Greece, through the Journal of the International Olympic Academy invitation and referral to lectures published at the 52th IOA Convention prior to London Summer Olympics. Dr. Da Matta is finishing the publication of "Volleyball Expertise in the 21st Century" with the support of SportsEdTV and in collaboration with the top volleyball coaches and scholars in the world.
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