This book covers the complete areas of concern for coaches, teachers, dancers and athletes. It covers both the physical and mental concerns–nutrition, ergogenics, strength and endurance training, plyometrics, mental training and the potential dangers from sexual harassment and abuse. The book is heavily documented and the latest scientific evidence is well presented so that even the non-scientifically trained person can understand the principles and research completely.
Christine Wells is a former athlete and trainer with degrees in Kinesiology. Kari Fasting is a former national team track athlete and coach. She holds 3 doctoral degrees and was a founder of WomenSport International.
Diane Daum is an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic.