Lyle J. Micheli, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston; President of American College of Sports Medicine; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
This book represents the cumulative knowledge and experience of the author and many of his colleagues related to the progressive preparation and training for children in organized sports. Unfortunately, much of the extensive experience of the Eastern Bloc countries and the Soviet Union
itself has never been published or shared with the rest of the world. This book represents a significant contribution to our knowledge of progressive sports training in children and, in particular, shares the author's concept of the `sensitive ages' for enhancement of muscle strength, speed, endurance, coordination, and flexibility...this text is written in a careful and simple progression of ideas which should be comprehensible to anyone who has had a secondary school level of scientific training and who is also involved in physical education at either the community-based or school-based level. I strongly recommend this book to anyone dealing with or responsible for progressive sports training of young athletes. The truism that children are not simply small adults is especially borne out by this small gem of a book. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
Han C.G. Kemper, Professor of Health Science and Dean of the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Director of Department of Health Science, Vrije University, Amsterdam.
I read it with pleasure and I think it is worthwhile for teachers of physical education. It also reveals a lot of research that is not published in English, German or French. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.