Recommended Readings

It is the duty of professionals to continue to educate themselves in order to stay on top of current research as well as remain fresh on previously established theories. These books have been organized into three catagories:

  • Practical Application - These readings will provide a foundation of basic knowledge.
  • Scientific Theory - These readings will have a more specific foci and in depth analysis of topics.
  • General Reading - These readings cover topics not directly considered applicable to programming and implementation. However, they will aid in one's overall understanding of developing the complete athlete, coach or team.

Check back often because as we continue to read and discover new information we will post these books and articles here.

Practical Application

Baechle, T., & Earle, R. (2000) Essentials of strength training and conditioning (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Essentials
Rippetoe, Mark & Kilgore, Lon. (2005) Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners. Wichita Falls, TX: The Aasgaard Company. RippetoeSS
Rippetoe, Mark & Kilgore, Lon. (2006) Practical Programming for Strength Training. Wichita Falls, TX: The Aasgaard Company. RippetoePP
Zatsiorsky, Vladimir & Kraemer, William. (2006) Science and Practice of Strength Training (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Zatsiorsky

Scientific Theory

Drabik, J., & Zogorski, M. (1997) Children and sports training: How your future champions should exercise to be healthy, fit, and happy. Island Pond, VT: Stadion Publishing Company, Inc.Drabik
Drechsler, A. (1998) The weightlifting encyclopedia: A guide to world class performance. Whitestone, NY: A is A Communications. Drechsler
Kurz, T., & Zogorski, M. (2001) Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance (2nd Edition). Island Pond, VT: Stadion Publishing Company, Inc. Kurz
Issurin, V. (2008) Advanced Athletic Training. Grand Rapids, MI: Ultimate Athlete Concepts. IssurinAA
Issurin, V. (2008) Block Periodization. Grand Rapids, MI: Ultimate Athlete Concepts. IssurinBP
Roman, R.A. The training of the weightlifter. Sportivny Press.
Siff, M. (2003) Supertraining (6th ed.). Denver: Mel C. Siff. Siff
Verkoshansky, Yuri. (2006) Special Strength Training: A Practical Manual for Coaches. Moscow. Yuri
Yessis, M. & Trubo, R. (1987) Secrets of soviet sports fitness and training. Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Collins Publishers. Yessis

General Reading

Johnson, S., and Blanchard, K. (2000) Who Moved My Cheese. New York, NY:

Penguin Group Publishing

Lencioni, P. (2004) Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable™About Solving The Most Painful Problem in History. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, Johns, and Sons, Incorporated Lencioni DBM
Mack, G., and Casstevens, D. (2002) Mind Gym. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Companies Publishing Mind Gym
Pausch, R., and Zaslow, J. (2008) The last lecture. New York, NY: Hyperion Publishing. Pausch
Sapolsky, Robert. (2004) Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Sapolsky
Selye, Hans. (1956) The Stress of life. New York: McGraw-Hill Selye
Tzu, S. (1994) The Art of War. Jackson, TN: Basic Books. Sun Tzu