Gymnastics: How to Create Champions

Gymnastics: How to Create Champions


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Gymnastics: How to Create Champions by Leonid Arkaev, Nikolai Suchilin

This book answers in detail the many unanswered questions relating to high performance. Written by the world's leading coach and his scientific advisor it explains in detail the essential components for planning and preparation for high level results. It demonstrates clearly the necessity for a team approach - coach, doctor, masseur, scientists (bio mechanist, psychologist, physiologist, dietician), apparatus manufacturers and engineers, to achieve the ultimate prize, an Olympic gold medal. It is one of the most highly valuable works in sports coaching that has been written in the last decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841261416
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Leonid Arkaev was appointed Chief Gymnastics Coach of the USSR in 1972. He retained this position until 1992 when the USSR disbanded. He was then appointed President and Chief Coach (Men and Women) of the Russian Gymnastics Federation - both positions he still holds. He has produced more Olympic, World and European Gold medallists than any other coach in any Olympic sport (539 medals of which 209 are gold - 49 Olympic Champions, 91 World Champions and 69 European Champions). He is respected as the number one coach in all sports throughout the world.

Nikolai Suchilin was a member of Arkaev's scientific team. Nikolai Suchilin is respected in Russia, not only as a sports scientist and leading professional researcher, but as a coach who worked for twenty years in Moscow Clubs and for 10 years with the USSR gymnastics junior team, from which many of the greatest Olympic, World and European Champions came.

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