Curl To Win

Expert Advice to Improve Your Game

Author: Russ Howard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 144343762X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7992

The ultimate guide to improving your game—from Canada's most celebrated curler Whether you're stepping into the hack for the first time, looking to improve your delivery or trying to better understand strategy, Curl to Win will help you take your game to the next level. Renowned for his ability to blend the mental and physical aspects of curling as well as his innovative and effective strategies, Russ Howard has written a practical handbook that no curler should be without. Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain: Basics—start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game Delivery—improve your accuracy and consistency with gold-medal techniques and tips Sweeping—sweep effectively by avoiding common mistakes Strategy—form a winning game plan through strategies like making the most of the free guard zone Drills—practise like a pro with Russ's own drills for sweeping, delivery and ice reading Tips and tricks—learn how to match rocks, have a winning mindset, yell "Hurry hard!" and much more Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, Curl to Win will help you get more out of your game.

Stretch to Win

Author: Ann Marie Frederick,Christopher Frederick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 6888

Are you looking for the key to optimal performance? Increased speed, power, and agility? What you need is a complete flexibility training system—one designed for today’s athlete and made up of dynamic stretches that mirror sport-specific movement. And you should also have the skills to assess exactly what your body needs at any time. That complete program is found in Stretch to Win. In its first edition, Stretch to Win raised the bar for flexibility training. The first edition quickly became a best-selling stretching resource for consumers and professionals alike. From amateur to professional athletes, weekend warriors to Olympians, the benefits were clear: increased mobility, improved range of motion, faster recovery, and more. Now it’s time to raise the bar further. This is Stretch to Win, Second Edition. Inside, Ann and Chris Frederick build on their system with the latest research, specific ways to assess yourself, and more stretching options. New illustrations of the body’s fascia will help you assess and identify your imbalances. Then the text will guide you to eliminate these imbalances with corrective stretch movements that quickly improve mobility. You’ll learn the most effective techniques for your sport, your position, or your event; then you’ll put these techniques into action. Using the new Stretch to Win fascia mobility assessment (FMA) protocol, you’ll determine range of motion deficits and identify your performance inhibitors. Then, with the stretching matrix, you’ll personalize a program developed for your needs and your goals. You can incorporate the matrix into your existing workout as well as into rest days, when stretching can aid in recovery and bring your body back in balance. It’s all here—all the tools, all the stretches, and all the instruction to create an effective flexibility program for any sport or activity. If it’s time to increase mobility, power, speed, agility, range of motion, and overall performance, it’s time for Stretch to Win!

Dream Jobs in Coaching

Author: Colleen Ryckert Cook

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448869064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1735

Coaching can be a rewarding job, whether it involves working with kids on a volunteer basis or taking the field with professional athletes. This volume serves as a career guide to coaching and covers many forms of coaching available. Readers will evaluate what type of coaching is ideal for them individually, and how they can work toward a career as a coach. Career opportunities presented include both coaching individuals and coaching teams. Also included for readers is a magnificent source in beginning a coaching career: a detailed guide on schools and programs for aspiring coaches.


Steps to Success

Author: Turriff, Sean

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492515779

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1844

This step-by-step guide for beginning and intermediate curlers covers throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. The book includes 40 drills featuring a self-scoring component that allows curlers to chart progress and accelerate improvement in their skill development.

Countdown to Winning Bridge

Author: Tim Bourke,Marc Smith

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9781894154055

Category: Games

Page: 214

View: 5561

Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. But how do you keep track of all those cards? This book will show you how - explaining the tricks of the trade, and helping anyone who can count to thirteen to become a much better player. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.

Introduction to Curling Strategy

Black and White Edition

Author: Gabrielle Coleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941164020

Category: Curling

Page: 350

View: 8591

Introduction to Curling Strategy is the first comprehensive book on modern curling strategy. It uses an intuitive approach (and lots of pictures) to make curling strategy easy to understand, even for people who are totally new to the sport. It works through classic scenarios that commonly occur at all levels of curling. And, it shows advanced curlers how to pick tactics based on goals and "intent," rather than play shot-to-shot.

Presenting to Win

The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780137005062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5731

Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act. In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience. Weissman’s techniques have proven themselves with billions of dollars on the line. Thousands of his elite clients have already mastered them. Now it’s your turn! • What you must do to tell your story Focus before Flow: identifying your real goals and message • The power of the WIIFY: What’s In It For You Staying focused on what your audience really wants • Capture your audience in 90 seconds… and never let go! Opening Gambits and compelling linkages • Master the art of online Web conferencing Connecting with your invisible audience • From brainstorming through delivery Crafting the Power Presentation, one step at a time Named by FORTUNE Magazine as a "Must-Read" "Jerry Weissman makes the challenge of producing and delivering effective presentations delightfully simple. Read it and benefit!" Tim Koogle,Founding CEO, Yahoo! “A great read for all of us who have ever struggled with any aspect of our public speaking skills. Presenting to Win contains the same timeless techniques that helped me [18] years ago.” Jeff Raikes, former President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft Corporation, and CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Jerry is The Man when it comes to making great pitches. If your pitch doesn’t get a whole lot better after reading this book, something is wrong with you.” Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director and Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures, and bestselling author of The Art of the Start “Presenting to Win is the shortest path to applause for any presenter. It will be your bible for the PowerPoint Age. It’s loaded with easy actions and real examples that really work. I’ve used them. I know.” Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit

Winning II

Author: George Moffat

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1623097703

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 249

View: 5513

George Moffat's involvement with soaring extends from the late 1950’s to the present, most of that time deeply involved in competition. Looking back, I can see that it was a time of amazing development in ships, instrumentation and flying techniques. In the early years, the so-called Golden Age of the Sixties, the big break-throughs were in design. In order to stay competitive I owned or flew eight different sailplanes between 1961 and 1970. The first 80 pages of Winning on the Wind consisted of flight reports on 29 ships in an effort to trace the amazing development during the period. All these ships are in museums now, so that section has been supplanted by a long article on the changes in competitive soaring over the years between l962 and 2004. Ship development, largely driven by the availability of new materials such as glass, carbon and kevlar, has leveled off in the last dozen years. The second section of the book, is about competition techniques. “Low-Loss Flying,” safety, leeching, and under called tasking. These articles on racing techniques are valuable for the non-race oriented cross-country pilot, since efficient flying is more enjoyable and allows you to fly farther and safer. In the early Sixties there was almost nothing written on maximum-performance flying; we sort of picked it up by trial and error, mostly the latter. The third section of the book comprises a sort of soaring biography, covering more than forty years of competitive and record flying. Some of the articles were written shortly after the events described, some, like “Chavenay,” were produced some fifteen years later. A few, like “HP-8 Days,” were written in the spring of 2004, describing events and feelings almost half a century old. What I hope they accomplish, collectively, is to give an idea of my personal changes in approach to soaring over a forty year period. In the early days, ship design and technology seemed like the cutting edge and fascinating. Later, especially as I gained more experience in World Championship level competition, I realized the winners were those who could best handle the psychological pressure. This interest culminated in 1997 and 1999 when I became U.S. Team Coach and started to study sports psychology and its applications to big time winning. Several of the articles are about friends--some of them among the memorable people one meets in a lifetime. Unfortunately several are no longer with us as they were the sort of people who liked to stretch the envelope, see where the limits really lie. This section is a sort of soaring autobiography. You can tell a lot about a person by the kind of people he admires.

Built to Win

Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM

Author: John Schuerholz,Larry Guest

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446554170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4664

He lost two Cy Young winners in two years, signed a 47-year-old to be his starting first baseman, played 17 rookies in 2005, and still took his team to the playoffs. Baseball is John Schuerholz's world--everyone is just playing in it. Now, in BUILT TO WIN, the legendary manager takes readers behind the scenes of the most successful franchise in recent history--and shows how his unique philosophies and leadership have helped the Atlanta Braves achieve something no team has ever come close to accomplishing. He candidly peels back the curtain, from his first World Series with the Kansas City Royals to his departure for the struggling Braves. No sooner did Schuerholz arrive than they won their first title in 1991...and the rest is history.

Fighting to Win

Edition One

Author: Delatron Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600479663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 2507

Fighting to Win chronicles Delatron Johnson's traumatic childhood. She painstakingly takes the reader through abuse, bullying, disrespect, and host of other negative experiences at the hands of family and strangers alike. From the ages of ten to twelve, Mrs. Johnson's hardships exceeded those of many adults, yet she found few adults who would see past her flesh into her heart, mind, and soul. At such a tender age, she attempted suicide three times. After realizing that that was not the way out of her difficult life, she became determined to fight for a better life. By the end of the book, the reader yearns to know more about what happens to the young girl, but the good news is that Mrs. Johnson plans to write two more books about her triumph over adversity. This is a touching story that should help others to realize it's always darkest before the dawn, but the sun always comes up, even when you can't see it.

A Fire to Win

The Life and Times of Woody Hayes

Author: John Lombardo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429906623

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4222

Woody Hayes is one of the greatest football coaches in history—and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated, contradictory man. The former history teacher would tout the ideals of democracy yet run his football empire as an absolute monarchy. But he had a surprisingly altruistic side, hidden from the public,. and Hayes visited local hospitals, donated his time, money, and advice, and insisted that his players graduate. More than just a standard biography, A Fire to Win explores the psychological motivations of one of the most complex of coaches. First and foremost, Woody Hayes was a coach—and his achievements are stunning. While at Ohio State, he won five national titles, and thirteen Big Ten Conference championships, made eight Rose Bowl appearances, and earned two national Coach of the Year awards. His killer instincts, honed in the navy, where he commanded a destroyer escort in the Pacific during World War II, helped him lead his teams to a 30-9 winning average. Moreover, Hayes's lifetime coaching record, 238-72-10, puts him in the first rank of college coaching immortals. No other coach has won more games in a shorter period. John Lombardo uses his extensive sports writing experience to craft an accurate portrait of one of the most complex and fascinating figures in football. Countless interviews of former players, assistant coaches, administrators, faculty, associates, and friends shape the image of Hayes and his career, which spanned the mid-1940s to the late 1970s during a tremendous period of change in American society. A Fire to Win is an honest and revealing biography of Hayes, a man who ranks in the pantheon of football coaches.

How to Win an Election

An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

Author: Quintus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084164X

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 5230

How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)--and as relevant today as when it was written. A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli's Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.

Playing to Win

Author: Jaci Burton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581492

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1160

Someone’s going to have to let down their guard… Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s determined to give it her best shot. When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal complications. If she can turn off the tingle she feels every time Cole gives her a hot stare with his gorgeous baby blues, he can turn off his desire as well. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only last so long before one of them yields.

How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All... And Then Some!

Author: Reductress

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008214298

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 9008

’People say women can't be funny. WRONG... I love Reductress.’ -Sam Bain, co-creator of Peep Show The definitive manual on how to be the best feminist you can be—as told by a hilariously misguided yet well-meaning women’s magazine. From the creators of the wildly popular satirical website, Reductress.

A World to Win

Author: Jack Conroy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069277

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 5594

"Set in St. Louis, A World to Win centers on two half brothers, Leo and Robert Hurley. Leo is an unlikely proletarian hero who acquires political consciousness in spite of himself; Robert is a victim of his own confused literary pretensions. As they grope toward reconciliation, they come into contact with bohemians and radicals who engaged in labor activism during the Popular Front era." "An important milepost in the development of worker-writing, A World to Win steers readers away from a sentimentalized concern for the poor to a more concrete contemplation of the social and political conditions that characterize their lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

You Were Born to Win

Author: Will Smith


ISBN: 1312549327

Category: Self-Help

Page: 154

View: 8765

This book is a self help, motivational, and inspirational piece that will uplift those individuals who are down and out, and may feel that they have lost all hope. This book was written to give the readers insight and to give those who have no hope the faith that they need in order to keep pushing forward.

How to Win the Nobel Prize

An Unexpected Life in Science

Author: J. Michael BISHOP

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674016255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 2769

"Alongside his own story, that of a youthful humanist evolving into an ambivalent medical student, an accidental microbiologist, and finally a world-class researcher, Bishop gives us a fast-paced and engrossing tale of the microbe hunters. It is a narrative enlivened by vivid anecdotes about our deadliest microbial enemies - the Black Death, cholera, syphilis, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, HIV - and by biographical sketches of the scientists who led the fight against these scourges.".

A Passion to Win

Author: Sumner Redstone,Peter Knobler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743214390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6935

A titan of modern media, Viacom Chair-man Sumner Redstone reveals how he battled his way to become the head of one of the world's great media empires, and the richest man in entertainment. In one of the most fascinating business autobiographies of this or any other year, Sumner Redstone tells the unvarnished story of how he overcame every obstacle to build a vast media and entertainment engine that includes Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Blockbuster, Simon & Schuster, and now CBS. A larger-than-life figure in the grand tradition of the Hearsts, Paleys, and Pulitzers, and voted in a recent survey of 600 corporate executives as the number-one most inspiring CEO, this is the man who can truly say, "I am Viacom." A Passion to Win gives a riveting look behind the scenes at the highly charged negotiations that won Redstone both Viacom and Paramount. The book reveals the intense business calculations and strong emotions of Redstone's head-to-head confrontations with such adversaries as Barry Diller and H. Wayne Huizenga. A Passion to Win takes the reader along on the financial roller-coaster ride that began when Blockbuster went into the tank, risking Redstone's fortune and life's work. By the end of that ride, Redstone had righted his company and revolutionized the video industry. In a world of high-visibility corporate battles, Redstone pulls no punches. This is the man who faced down a pack of thugs when they threatened producer Bob Evans during the filming of The Cotton Club. And this is a book that shows the reader what it takes to win. Behind it all is the same iron will that helped Redstone to survive a deadly fire at Boston's Copley Plaza Hotel by clinging with one hand to a third-story ledge before being rescued -- with burns so severe over nearly half his body that doctors feared he would die. Born in a Boston tenement, he graduated first in his class at Boston Latin, went through Harvard in three years, was chosen for a special cryptography unit in the U.S. Army whose assignment was to crack Japanese codes during World War II, then, after Harvard Law School, successfully pleaded cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court -- all of this before embarking on his astounding business career. Never before has Sumner Redstone revealed himself so candidly, and now, with the assistance of writer Peter Knobler (who co-wrote attorney Daniel Petrocelli's bestseller Triumph of Justice, about the O.J. Simpson civil suit), he has produced an inspirational life story that will command major attention.

How to Win Campaigns

Communications for Change

Author: Chris Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1849711143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 6214

Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, if not the largest. Its environmental impact - whether from the act of travelling, the infrastructure to accomodate tourists, or directly from the tourists themselves - is enormous. Correspondingly, establ