Books available on Canoe Polo
CANOE POLO - BASIC SKILLS AND TACTICS by Ian Beasley
This book/coaching manual is written by Ian Beasley from Melbourne Australia, with a preface by Duncan Cochrane who is a Member of the International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo Committee. This is probably the most comprehensive Canoe Polo publication with a detailed history of the game, a comprehensive list of skills, tactics and techniques that make this book a must for anyone who wants to improve their own game or assist others improve theirs. It has plenty of drills, photo's, diagrams and descriptions covering all aspects of the game of canoe polo and how to train for it. For information into obtaining copies of the book please go directly to: http://www.sternturn.com.au/thebook.html
PERFORMANCE AND TESTING OF CANOE POLO by Ming-En Yang
This book is written by Ming-En Yang who currently lives in Leeds, U.K.. The volume is aimed to investigate factors that relate to performance and testing of canoe polo with completion of five research projects. The contents include heart rate, time-motion and blood lactate analysis of canoe polo game and the anthropometric characteristics of elite national team players. There was also training data of Asia players and a 6-week canoe polo training investigation. In the final project, a lab-based repeated sprint experiment was developed to mimic the motion characteristic of canoe polo and to investigate the blood lactate kinetics during this kind of exercise. It is hoped that the findings can be useful in the conditioning of elite canoe polo players by shaping the nature of the training players undergo. Potentially, canoe polo players and coaches would also save years of trial and error in their training and make their day to day training more efficient. For information into obtaining copies of the book please go to: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/a/Ming_En_Yang
THE ORIGINS OF CANOE POLO IN THE WORLD by Reza Ali
This book is written by Reza Ali from Manzano Italy, with a preface by Joachim Schwartzrock, Member of the International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo Committee and Technical Delegate of the European Canoe Association for Canoe Polo. This is an original book which documents the history of canoe polo in the world. It narrates the journey through the years starting from the sport's obscure origins in England in the late eighteenth century to that of the present day. It is divided into individual chapters of different countries origins. Included also are also the first-hand experiences of many pioneers who had introduced, expanded and developed the game in their own countries. It also gives the readers an insight into the different types of playing rules that were used before game unification in 1988. The last section of the book has an appendix of photographs, vintage posters, documents and other memorabilia. Also includes is an up-to-date medals table relating to every World and European Championships played from 1992 until 2011. For information into obtaining copies of the book please go to: http://www.natisonekayakclub.org/official-merchandise.html.