The more teaching and research I do the more I am convinced that printed books are going the way of the Dodo bird. More and more in my Introduction to Exercise & Sport Studies class at Smith College I am using YouTube videos, podcasts and links to websites as first exposure to sport science topics such as biomechanics, physiology and sport psychology. We then follow this up by directing students to more scholarly work using the SportDiscus database for which there is no charge at Smith College. We are lucky enough to be the only Liberal Arts College in the U.S.A. with both a Graduate Program in Exercise & Sport Studies (ESS) and a Minor at the undergraduate level. As an aside, we have graduated seven women with M.Sc.’s who have trained with me as assistant coaches in our varsity team program in the last 15 years.
With the proliferation of electronic versus print information on sport science, the key factor has become the time, effort and expertise involved in identifying credible online resources. WIth that in mind, here are three more E-Newsletters that I can recommend to squash coaches. You can subscribe by e-mail or RSS by following the links, and sometimes even download a .pdf file of the newsletter:
- The U.S. Olympic Coach E-Magazine
- Gatorade Sport Science Institute
- ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review