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    Master the shots and strategies to control center court and win points. Racquetball: Steps to Success features expert instruction, clear photographs, 3-D court diagrams, more than 80 drills, and a proven system for improving your game. Stroke mechanics for the forehand and backhand and more than 35 shots, including serves, serve returns, and front-wall, side-wall, ceiling, and back-wall shots, are covered and illustrated. Learn when finesse trumps power, why a risky kill shot may be a better choice than a high-percentage ceiling shot, and what shots will move you into—and your opponent out of—the critical center court position. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series, with more than 1.5 million copies sold, Racquetball: Steps to Success covers it all to give you the tools to rule the court! Contents Step 1. Forehand Step 2. Backhand Step 3. Serve Step 4. Return of Serve Step 5. Front-Wall Shots Step 6. Side-Wall Shots Step 7. Ceiling Shots Step 8. Back-Wall Shots Step 9. Court Positioning Step 10. Shot Selection Step 11. Game Management Step 12. Doubles, Cutthroat, and Outdoor Court Games

    Table of Contents

    Part ITeaching and Evaluating
    Chapter 1Teaching Sport Skills
    Chapter 2Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills

    Part IITeaching Technical Skills
    Chapter 3Offensive Technical Skills
    Chapter 4Defensive Technical Skills

    Part IIITeaching Tactical Skills
    Chapter 5Offensive Tactical Skills
    Chapter 6Defensive Tactical Skills

    Part IVPlanning for Teaching
    Chapter 7Season Plans
    Chapter 8Practice Plans

    Part VGame Coaching
    Chapter 9Preparing for Games
    Chapter 10During and After the Game

    About ASEP

    About the Author

    Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) with the assistance of Rob Ash, head football coach at Drake University.

    ASEP has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation's leading coaching education program, ASEP works with national, state, and local youth sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP's philosophy of “athletes first, winning second.”


    "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