Reading List

Athletic Development

  • ‘Athletic Development: The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning ‘ by Vern Gambetta
  • ‘Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies’ by Gray Cook
  • ‘Body in Balance’ by Gray Cook

Autobiographies

  • ‘Titch: Sevens is My Game: The Gordon Tietjens Story’
  • ‘The Real McCaw: Richie McCaw’
  • ‘Final Word: Graham Henry’
  • ‘Lion Man: Ian McGeechan’
  • ‘The Autobiography: Martin Johnson’
  • Matt Dawson
  • ‘Finding My Feet: Jason Robinson’
  • ‘The Test: Brian O’Driscoll’

Business

  • ‘Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action’ by Simon Sinek
  • ‘Good to GREAT: Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t’ by Jim Collins
  • ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies’ by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
  • ‘the TIPPING POINT: How little things can make a big difference’ by Malcolm Gladwell
  • ‘Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck – Why some thrive despite them all’ by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

Coaching

  • ‘developing decision makers: An Empowerment Approach to Coaching’ by Lynn Kidman
  • ‘Athlete-centred Coaching: Developing inspired and inspiring people’ by Lynn Kidman
  • ‘Athlete-centred Coaching: Developing Decision Makers’ by Lynn Kidman
  • ‘The Coaching Process: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Effective Sports Coach’ by Lynn Kidman
  • ‘Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, Practice’ by Joy Butler
  • ‘More Teaching Games for Understanding’ by Joy Butler
  • ‘Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential’ by Dr. Carol S. Dweck
  • ‘Game Sense: Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment’ by Richard Light
  • ‘Creative Coaching’ by Jerry Lynch
  • ‘Contemporary Development in Games Teaching (Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport)’ by Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey an Amanda Mooney

Leadership

  • ‘Wooden on Leadership’ by John Wooden and Steve Jamison
  • ‘The Lombardi Rules: 26 lessons from Vince Lombardi’
  • ‘What it takes to be Number 1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership’ by Vince Lombardi Jr.
  • ‘Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court’ by John Wooden
  • ‘Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success’ by John Wooden
  • ‘Legacy: 15 Lessons in Leadership: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’ by James Kerr
  • ‘The Score Take Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership’ by Bill Walsh
  • ‘Winning!’ by Clive Woodward
  • ‘Success Against The Odds: Five lessons in how to achieve the impossible: the story of TeachFirst’ by Brett Wigdortz

Management

  • ‘The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders’ by Mike Carson
  • ‘Winning!’ by Clive Woodward
  • ‘PEP Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich’ by Marti Peramau

Rugby Coaching

  • ‘Total Rugby: Fifteen-man Rugby for Coach and Player’ by Jim Greenwood
  • ‘Think Rugby: A Guide to Purposeful Team Play’ by Jim Greenwood
  • ‘Rugby Tough’ by Bruce Hale and David Collins
  • ‘Winning!’ by Clive Woodward
  • ‘SAQ Rugby’ by Alan Pearson
  • ‘Advances in Rugby Coaching: An holistic approach’ by Richard Light, John R. Evans, Stephen Harvey and Remy Hassanin
  • ‘The RFU Guide for Coaches: Fitness and Conditioning by Ian Taplin
  • ‘Complete Conditioning for Rugby’ by Dan Luger and Paul Pook

Sports Psychology

  • ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Steven Covey
  • ‘The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive’ by Jim Afremow, PhD
  • ‘The Power of HABIT: Why we do what we do and how to change’ by Charles Duhigg
  • ‘Rugby Tough’ by Bruce Hale and David Collins

Strength and Conditioning

  • ”Functional Training for Sports: Superior Conditioning for Today’s Athlete’ by Michael Boyle
  • ‘Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes by Michael Boyle
  • ‘Athletic Body in Balance’ by Gray Cook
  • ‘SAQ Rugby’ by Alan Pearson
  • ‘Everyday is Gameday’ by Mark Verstegen
  • ‘High Performance Training for Sports’ by David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon
  • ‘Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury and Optimizing Athletic Performance’ by Dr. Kelly Starrett with Glen Cordoza
  • ‘The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximise your performance’ by Steve Magness
  • ‘Explosive Lifting for Sports’ by Harvey Newton
  • ‘Jumping into Plyometrics’ by Donald A. Chu PhD.

Talent Identification

  • ‘Goldmine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance’ by Rasmus Ankersen
  • ‘Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else’ by Geoff Colvin
  • ‘Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born, it’s grown’ by Dan Coyle
  • ‘Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice’ by Matthew Syed
  • ‘The Sports Gene: Inside The Science Of Extraordinary Athletic Performance’ by David Epstein
  • ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’ by Malcolm Gladwell
  • ‘The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Skills’ by Daniel Coyle
  • ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game’ by Michael Lewis

Teaching

  • ‘Success Against The Odds: Five lessons in how to achieve the impossible: the story of TeachFirst’ by Brett Wigdortz
  • ‘Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential’ by Dr. Carol S. Dweck
  • ‘Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemon
  • ‘Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
  • Teaching Games for Understanding: Theory, Research, Practice’ by Joy Butler
  • ‘More Teaching Games for Understanding’ by Joy Butler
  • ‘How Children Succeed: GRIT, CURIOSITY and the HIDDEN POWER of CHARACTER’ by Paul Tough
  • ‘Game Sense: Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment’ by Richard Light
  • ‘Contemporary Development in Games Teaching (Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport)’ by Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey an Amanda Mooney
  • ‘The Effective Teaching of Physical Education’ by Mick Mawer

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