Last Updated on October 1, 2013 by Jimson Lee
This is part one of a series entitled, What’s on Your Bookshelf?
I’m always inspired by someone else’s reading list. Or Bookshelf.
Have you ever watched a comedy movie with a group of people? Do you notice how some people laugh at certain scenes, while others laugh at other scenes?
It’s the same with reading a book. I may have a different “take home” message than you. Certain parts will inspire me emotionally while other readers will have a different meaning or impact.
This is a list of books from Vern Gambetta for anyone interested in Athletic Development.
Youth & Development
Colvin, Geoff. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else New York. New York. Bantam Publishing. 2009
Coyle, Daniel. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. New York. New York. Penguin Group. 2009
Drabik, Jo’zef Ph.D., Children and Sports Training: How your Future Champions Should Exercise to Be Healthy, Fit and Happy, Island Pond, Vermont: Stadion Publishing Company, Inc. 1996
Farrey, Tom. Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children New York, New York. ESPN Books. 2008
Gabbard, Carl., Leblanc, Elizabeth., and Lowy, Susan Physical Education for Children: Building the Foundation, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1987
Starkes, Janet L. and Ericsson, K. Anders. Editors. Expert Performance in Sports: Advances in Research on Sport Expertise Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc. 2003
Bosch, Frans., and Klomp, Ronald. Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice. London. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. 2005
Bosco, Carmelo. Strength Assessment with Bosco’s Test, Italian Society of Sport Science, Rome, 1999
Bruggemann, G.P. Koszewski, D. & Muller, H. Biomechanical Research Project Athens 1997: Final Report, International Athletics Foundation. Meyer & Meyer Sport, Oxford, UK 1999.
Cometti, Gilles. La Pliometrie. Universite De Bourgogne, 1988
Curwin, Sandra. & Stanish, William D. M.D. and Mandel, Scott. Tendinitis: Etiology and Treatment, New New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Gustavsen R, Streeck R: Training Therapy: Prophylaxis and Rehabilitation (How It Works (Ziff-Davis/Que)). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers 1993
Gambetta, Vernon A. The Gambetta Method (2nd edition): Common Sense Training for Athletic Performance. Sarasota, FL: Gambetta Sports Training.2002
Gambetta, Vernon A. Athletic Development: Art & Science of Functionl Sprts Conditiong Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing Company. 2007
Kraemer, William J. and Hakkinen, Keijo. Editors. (2002) Strength Training for Sport. London, England: Blackwell Science, Ltd
Komi, P. V., Editor(Second Edition) Strength and Power in Sport: Olympic Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine (The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine), London: Blackwell Scientific Publications. 2003
Training in Sport: Applying Sports Science. Edited by Elliot, Bruce and Mester, J. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex. England. 1998
Mach, Gerard. Sprints & Hurdles. Canadian Track & Field Association, Ontario. 1980
Noakes, Tim, MD. Lore of Running . Fourth Edition. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc.2003.
Platonov, Vladimir N. and Bulatova, Marina M. Preparacion Fisica (Coleccion: DePorte y Entrenamiento) (Spanish Edition) Fouth Edition. Barcelona, Spain. Editorial Paidotribo. 2006
Radcliffe, James C. and Faentinos, Robert C. (1999) High-Powered Plyometrics Book/DVD Package. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing Company.
Scholich, Manfred. (1986) Circuit Training. Berlin: Sportverlag
Stone, M., and O’ Bryant, H. (1987) Weight Training: A Scientific Approach, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgess Publishing Company.
Starzynski, Tadeusz. And Sozanski, Henryk. (1999) Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports. Island Pond, VT: Stadion Publishing Company.
Vittori, Carlo in collaboration with Plinio Castrucci, Ida Nicolini, Ennio Preatoni. Corse Di Velocita. Atleticastudi. Fidal – Centr Studi & Ricerche, Anno XIV, May/June 1983
Planned Performance Training (Periodization)
Berkun, Scott. The Art of Project Management (Theory in Practice (O’Reilly)), Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc. 2005
Bondarchuk, Anatoliy. Transfer of Training Michigan, USA. Ultimate Athlete Concepts. 2007
Harre, Dietrich. Principles of Sports Training: Introduction to the Theory and Methods of Training Berlin, GDR: Sportverlag. 1982
Issurin, Vladimir. Advanced Athletic Training Michigan, USA. Ultimate Athlete Concepts. 2008
Issurin, Vladimir. Block Periodization Michigan, USA. Ultimate Athlete Concepts. 2008
Kurz, Thomas., Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance Island Pont, Vt: Stadion Publishing Company, 2001
Manso, Juan, Valdivielso, Manuel, and Caballero, Jose. Planificacion del Entrenamiento Deportivo (Spanish Edition). Madrid, Spain. Gymnos, Editorial Deportiva. 1996.
Mujika, Inigo. Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc. 2009
Olbrecht, Jan. The Science of Winning: Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim Training Swim Shop, Luton, England. 2000
Rapaso, Vasconcelos A. Planificacion y Organizacion del Entrenamiento Deportivo (Spanish Edition). Barcelona, Spain. Editorial Paidotribo. 2000
Calais-Germain, Blanche. Anatomy of Movement (Revised Edition) Seattle, Washigton. Eastland Press. 1993
Cometti, Giles. Los Metodos Modernos de Musculacion (Spanish Edition) Third Edition. Barcelona, Spain. Editorial Paidotribo. 2001.
Enoka, Roger M. Neuromechanics of Human Movement – 4th Edition Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc.
Kellman, Michael, Editor. Enhancing Recovery: Preventing UnderPerformance in Athletes Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc. 2002
Kreighbaum, Ellen and Barthels, Katharine M. Biomechanics: A Qualitative Approach for Studying Human Movement (4th Edition) Fourth edition. Boston, Allyn and Bacon. 1996.
Lieber, Richard L. (2002)Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity: The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Second Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins.
McArdle, William D. Katch, Frank I. And Katch, Victor L. (2007) Sixth Edition. Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance (Exercise Physiology ( MC Ardle)) Baltimore, MD. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Newton, Robert U. Expression and Development of Maximal Muscle Power. Doctoral Dissertation, Southern Cross University, 1997
Winters, Jack M, Woo, Savio L-Y, Editors. Multiple Muscle Systems: Biomechanics and Movement Organization New York, New York. Springer-Verlag. 1990
Teaching & Skill Acquisition
Davids, Keith, Button, Chris, Bennett, Simon. Dynamics of Skill Acquisition: A Constraints-Led Approach Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Books, Inc.2008.
Hannaford, Carla. Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head. Great Ocean Publishers. Arlington, Virginia 1995
Nater, swen and Gallimore, Ronald. You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden’s Teaching Principles and Practices Morgantown, WV. Fitness Information Technology. 2006.
Creativity & Innovation
Brown, Tim. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation New York, New York. Harper Collins. 2009
Collins, Jim. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In New York, New York. Harper Collins. 2009
Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Random House.2006
Gardner, Howard. Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 2006
Hargadon, Andrew. How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 2003
Johansson, Frans. The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 2003
Kelly, Tom. The Art of Innovation: Success Through Innovation the IDEO Way. New York: Doubleday. 2001
Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age New York: Riverhead Books. 2005
Bunn, John. (1955) Scientific Principles of Coaching. New York, New York: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Dintiman, George B. What Research Tells The Coach About Sprinting. AAHPER, Washington, D.C. 1974
Doherty, Ken. Track & Field Omnibook (Fourth Edition). Los Altos, CA. Tafnews Press. 1985
Doherty, Ken. Modern Track & Field. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1963
Gillman, Sid & Roy, Alvin. World Champion San Diego Chargers Strength Program – In and Out of Season. 1963
Counsilman, James E. The Science of Swimming. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1968
Dyson,Geoffrey H.G. The Mechanics of Athletics. New York. Holmes & Meier Publishers. Seventh Edition, 1977
Hoffman, Bob. (1959) Better Athletes Through Weight Training. York, PA: Strength & Health Publishing Company
Jesse John: Hidden causes of injury, prevention, and correction for running athletes. The Athletic Press. Pasadena, CA 1977
Knotts, Dorothy E. and Voss, Margaret Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Patterns and Techniques
Miller, Carl. Olympic lifting: Training manual
Nideffer, Robert M. The Inner Athlete – Mind Plus Muscle for Winning. New York, New York. Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 1976.
O’ Shea, Patrick. (1976) Second Edition. Scientific Principles and Methods of Strength Fitness. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
Dominguez, Richard H. M.D., and Gajda, Robert S. Total Body Training. New York, N.Y: Warner Books,1982.
Logan, Gene A. and McKinney, Wayne C. Kinesiology. Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers. 1970
Todd, Mabel E. The Thinking Body. Princeton Book Company Publishers. Highston, NJ. 1937
Wilt ,Fred. Editor. Second Edition. How They Train Volume III: Sprinting And Hurdling. Tafnews Press. Los Altos, California. 1973