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Understanding Athletics by Julia Hickey
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This one book in a series of eight "Understanding Sports" titles, comes to the aid of all those who do not fully understand all the ins and outs of the sport. Packed with interactive tasks, photos, FAQs, player profiles and web links, this handy-sized book has been designed both as a quick reference guide and as an interactive learning journey, during which, parents and kids can read together to demystify the rules, structures and jargon of a popular UK and school sport.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Getting the Most Out of Understanding Athletics Chapter 2 - Athletics Through the Ages Chapter 3 - Getting Started Chapter 4 - The Basics Chapter 5 - Field Events - The Ingredients of Jumping Chapter 6 - Field Events - The Ingredients of Throwing Chapter 7 - Track Events - Sprints, Relays and Hurdles Chapter 8 - Track Events - Distance Running and the Steeplechase Chapter 9 - Combined Events Chapter 10 - Finding Out More

Author Biography

Julia Hickey is an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with responsibility for Adult Education. She is also the author of other titles in the Understanding Sport Series. Maggie Still works with UK Athletics, directing the eduction and training programmes. Maggie has a Masters degree in Leisure and the Development of Human Potential; is a former athlete, PE teacher, and development officer. She is also a UKA Level 4 Coach.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Coachwise Ltd
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