Volleyball is one of the four most popular international sports for men and women and has been an Olympic sport since 1964. The publication of this second edition is endorsed by both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) and a comprehensive resource for athletes, coaches, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, and sports scientists working with athletes participating in volleyball internationally and at all levels of competition.
More than 10 years have elapsed since the first edition published during which the sport has rapidly evolved. This handbook has been fully updated to reflect the explosion in literature and research. The Editors have been joined by many new contributors offering a fresh perspective to the material. The contents include chapters on biomechanics, injuries of shoulder, knee and ankle, principles of rehabilitation, the young athlete, the female athlete, and the athlete with impairment. Issues of doping are discussed, as is the psychology of sport and maximizing team potential. This new edition:
- Provides a concise, authoritative overview of the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of volleyball
- Offers guidance on medical aspects unique to the training and coaching of volleyball
- The only book on this subject fully endorsed by both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB)
- Written and edited by global thought leaders in sports medicine