Sport Nutrition for Coaches PDF

Sport Nutrition for Coaches PDF

ISBN 9781492574347

Regular price $28.95 $0.00


As a coach, you want your athletes to perform at their best. To do that, you not only need to teach them how to train properly, but you also need to tell them how to eat and drink properly. You need to have the right information when it comes to nutrition for your athletes. Sport Nutrition for Coaches is the essential tool for coaches and fitness specialists. With this text, you will be able to maximize your athletes’ performance through proper nutrition.

Sport Nutrition for Coaches provides all the information you need in an easy-to-use and practical layout. It outlines athletes’ basic nutrition and hydration needs and describes how to adapt athletes’ nutrition needs to their training schedules. It has tips for working with athletes with special dietary concerns, including vegetarianism, diabetes, and eating disorders. Also, this guide shows you how to develop a Coach’s Notebook and a nutrition plan for your team, which you can share with your athletes to map out a successful season.

Sport Nutrition for Coaches is unlike any other nutrition guide for coaches. Most books are written only for the athletes themselves, but this text is specifically directed at coaches. After reading this book, you will have the knowledge to create proper nutrition plans for your athletes and help them develop healthy eating habits that will contribute to their success in any sport.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I Teaching and Evaluating

Chapter 1 Teaching Sport Skills

Chapter 2 Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills

Part II Teaching Technical Skills

Chapter 3 Foundational Skills

Chapter 4 Strokes and Shots

Part III Teaching Tactical Skills

Chapter 5 Singles and Doubles Tactics

Chapter 6 Offensive Tactical Skills

Chapter 7 Defensive Tactical Skills

Part IV Planning for Teaching

Chapter 8 Season Plans

Chapter 9 Practice Plans

Part V Match Coaching

Chapter 10 Preparing for Matches

Chapter 11 During and After the Match


Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN is the director of sport nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a certified specialist of sport dietetics, and she has been working in the areas of sport nutrition and general nutrition for over 20 years. Bonci works with sport teams and athletes at all levels. Her work at the professional level includes consulting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Milwaukee Brewers as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She also works with the University of Pittsburgh and University of Texas at Austin athletic departments and with coaches and athletes at 45 high schools. Bonci also works with Olympic athletes as a member of the USOC sport nutrition network.

In addition to working with these organizations, Bonci has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American Dietetic Association, and state coaches’ meetings. She is a regular contributor to the Training and Conditioning Journal and has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show.

In her spare time, Bonci enjoys running, weight training, and watching all levels of sporting events. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Frederick, and two sons, both of whom are athletes.


"Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning.  It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics.  Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life.  But it is about more than sports.  The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits.  This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."

-Albert Bandura

"The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."

-Doody’s Review Service