Not the Triumph But the Struggle

Not the Triumph But the Struggle

Martin Luther King Jr., uprisings in American cities, student protests around the world, the rise of the Black Power movement, and decolonization and apartheid in Africa.".

Author: Amy Bass

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816639442

Category: Political Science

Page: 438

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Summary: "In this far-reaching account, Amy Bass offers nothing less than a history of the black athlete. Beginning with the racial eugenics discussions of the early twentieth century and their continuing reverberations in popular perceptions of black physical abilities, Bass explores ongoing African American attempts to challenge these stereotypes. Although Tommie Smith and John Carlos were reviled by Olympic officials for their demonstration, Bass traces how their protest has come to be the defining image of the 1968 Games, with lingering effects in the sports world and on American popular culture generally."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Political Science

Sporting Blackness

Sporting Blackness

Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle, 4. 12. The notion that the Olympics are an apolitical arena is false. As Jules Boykoff explains, “In reality the Olympics are political through and through. The marching, the flags, the national ...

Author: Samantha N. Sheppard

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520307797

Category: African Americans in motion pictures

Page: 264

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Sporting Blackness examines issues of race and representation in sports films, exploring what it means to embody, perform, play out, and contest blackness by representations of Black athletes on screen. By presenting new critical terms, Sheppard analyzes not only "skin in the game," or how racial representation shapes the genre's imagery, but also "skin in the genre," or the formal consequences of blackness on the sport film genre's modes, codes, and conventions. Through a rich interdisciplinary approach, Sheppard argues that representations of Black sporting bodies contain "critical muscle memories": embodied, kinesthetic, and cinematic histories that go beyond a film's plot to index, circulate, and reproduce broader narratives about Black sporting and non-sporting experiences in American society.
Categories: African Americans in motion pictures

Sports and the Racial Divide

Sports and the Racial Divide

Amy Bass , Not the Triumph but the Struggle : The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2002 ) , 189–90 . 59. See “ The Olympic Jolt : ' Hell no , don't go !

Author: Michael E. Lomax

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604730145

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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With essays by Ron Briley, Michael Ezra, Sarah K. Fields, Billy Hawkins, Jorge Iber, Kurt Kemper, Michael E. Lomax, Samuel O. Regalado, Richard Santillan, and Maureen Smith This anthology explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, and sports and analyzes the forces that shaped the African American and Latino sports experience in post-World War II America. Contributors reveal that sports often reinforced dominant ideas about race and racial supremacy but that at other times sports became a platform for addressing racial and social injustices. The African American sports experience represented the continuation of the ideas of Black Nationalism--racial solidarity, black empowerment, and a determination to fight against white racism. Three of the essayists discuss the protest at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. In football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and track and field, African American athletes moved toward a position of group strength, establishing their own values and simultaneously rejecting the cultural norms of whites. Among Latinos, athletic achievement inspired community celebrations and became a way to express pride in ethnic and religious heritages as well as a diversion from the work week. Sports was a means by which leadership and survival tactics were developed and used in the political arena and in the fight for justice. Michael E. Lomax is associate professor of health and sport studies at the University of Iowa and the author of Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary. Kenneth L. Shropshire is David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the school's Sports Business initiative.
Categories: Social Science

Gold

Gold

In this small attractive book, each thought, with a Bible verse, will both comfort you and challenge you to become a true winner.

Author: Richard Daly

Publisher: Cwr

ISBN: 1853456659

Category: Christian life

Page: 112

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With the Olympics almost upon us, Richard Daly has written 100 inspirational thoughts on taking part in the race, the journey, which is our Christian life. As he says, the spirit of the Olympic Games can be characterised in the creed written by its modern founder, Baron Pierre De Coubertin: ‘The most important thing in the Olympic games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.’ He reminds us that likewise we are indeed all winners if we are taking part in the Christian race, that by enduring we triumph and, if we have fought well, we conquer. In this small attractive book, each thought, with a Bible verse, will both comfort you and challenge you to become a true winner.
Categories: Christian life

Globetrotting

Globetrotting

Edwards, Struggle ThatMustBe, 168—69; Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle, 228—29; Southern, Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations, 262. 26. Track and Field News, December 1967; Rodgers, “Step to an Olympic Boycott.” 27.

Author: Damion L. Thomas

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094293

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union deplored the treatment of African Americans by the U.S. government as proof of hypocrisy in the American promises of freedom and equality. This probing history examines government attempts to manipulate international perceptions of U.S. race relations during the Cold War by sending African American athletes abroad on goodwill tours and in international competitions as cultural ambassadors and visible symbols of American values. Damion L. Thomas follows the State Department's efforts from 1945 to 1968 to showcase prosperous African American athletes including Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, and the Harlem Globetrotters as the preeminent citizens of the African Diaspora rather than as victims of racial oppression. With athletes in baseball, track and field, and basketball, the government relied on figures whose fame carried the desired message to countries where English was little understood. However, eventually African American athletes began to provide counter-narratives to State Department claims of American exceptionalism, most notably with Tommie Smith and John Carlos's famous black power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Categories: Social Science

Sport and Revolutionaries

Sport and Revolutionaries

For very nice interpretations of the 1968 Olympic boycott, see Bass, Not the Triumph But the Struggle and Hartmann, Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete. 9. Baker, Jesse Owens. Edwards, The Revolt of the Black Athlete.

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317519485

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the eight essays help make clear how sport has served as a site for political activism and the revolutionary thought and practices of such individuals as Henry Mayers Hyndman, Vladimer Ilyich Lenin, Fidel Castro, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Harry Edwards, Charles Perkins, and Darius Dhlomo. Written by noted scholars with long publication lists, the essays in turn provide insights into the close connection among sport, politics, and revolutionary movements in countries varying widely in their history, governmental policies, and treatment of individuals and groups. Taken as a whole, the essays, which adopt a very broad definition of revolutions, are written with the hope of encouraging more serious thought regarding the transformative potential of sports which can be both individually liberating and responsible for co-opting the lower classes and helping maintain power among the political and economic elite in capitalistic as well as socialist societies. This bookw as published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games

While there is no exact parallel in the Ancient Olympic Games, Durantez (1988: 30) points out that torch relay races ... Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.

Author: Kristine Toohey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845933555

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Ideals of Global Sport

The Ideals of Global Sport

Amy Bass, Not the Triumph But the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), 140. 30. Quoted in Booth, The Race Game, 97. 31. dennis Brutus, “Lines for Action ...

Author: Barbara J. Keys

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812251500

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"Sport has the power to change the world," South African president Nelson Mandela told the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo in 2000. Today, we are inundated with similar claims—from politicians, diplomats, intellectuals, journalists, athletes, and fans—about the many ways that international sports competitions make the world a better place. Promoters of the Olympic Games and similar global sports events have spent more than a century telling us that these festivals offer a multitude of "goods": that they foster friendship and mutual understanding among peoples and nations, promote peace, combat racism, and spread democracy. In recent years boosters have suggested that sports mega-events can advance environmental protection in a world threatened by climate change, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in developing nations, and promote human rights in repressive countries. If the claims are to be believed, sport is the most powerful and effective form of idealistic internationalism on the planet. The Ideals of Global Sport investigates these grandiose claims, peeling away the hype to reveal the reality: that shockingly little evidence underpins these endlessly repeated assertions. The essays, written by scholars from many regions and disciplines and drawn from an exceptionally diverse array of sources, show that these bold claims were sometimes cleverly leveraged by activist groups to pressure sports bodies into supporting moral causes. But the essays methodically debunk sports organizations' inflated proclamations about the record of their contributions to peace, mutual understanding, antiracism, and democracy. Exposing enduring shortcomings in the newer realm of human rights protection, from the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games to Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Ideals of Global Sport suggests that sport's idealistic pretensions can have distinctly non-idealistic side effects, distracting from the staggering financial costs of hosting the events, serving corporate interests, and aiding the spread of neoliberal globalization. Contributors: Jules Boykoff, Susan Brownell, Roland Burke, Simon Creak, Dmitry Dubrovsky, Joon Seok Hong, Barbara J. Keys, Renate Nagamine, João Roriz, Robert Skinner.
Categories: Political Science

American Sports

American Sports

Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002). 205.; pg. 232, Quoted in Dave Zirin, People«s History of Sports in the United States: 25 ...

Author: Pamela Grundy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315509235

Category: History

Page: 304

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American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442248601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 906

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The Olympic Movement began with the Ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Greece on the Peloponnesus peninsula at Olympia, Greece. It is not clear why the Greeks instituted this quadrennial celebration in the form of an athletic festival. The recorded history of the Ancient Olympic Games begins in 776 B.C., although it is suspected that the Games had been held for several centuries by that time. The Games were conducted as religious celebrations in honor of the god Zeus, and it is known that Olympia was a shrine to Zeus from about 1000 B.C. In modern time The Olympic Movement attempts to bring all the nations of the world together in a series of multisport festivals, the Olympic Games, seeking to use sport as a means to promote internationalism and peace. This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics, major organizations, the various sports, the participating countries, and especially the athletes. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865242

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

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The Olympic Games brings together thousands of athletes, competing in over 40 sports, and representing over 200 nations. But that is just the surface, for none of this would be possible without the constant efforts of an incredible organization consisting of tens of thousands of sports lovers united in sports associations, National Olympic Committees, and the International Olympic Committee. The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition - the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials - starting with the founder, Pierre de Coubertin. But that is not all. Two chronologies trace the history of the Olympic movement back to the Ancient Olympiad first celebrated in Greece in 776 B.C. as well as all of the modern Games up to Athens in 2004. The appendixes then provide elusive facts on the Games, the officials, the torchbearers, and the top Olympic medal winners. A bibliography is included to allow further research. Reviews of the Previous Edition: 'Buchanan and Mallon provide comprehensive, clearly written, and well-organized historical information about the Olympic movement. Highly recommended.' -Choice '...most useful for quick lookups and is the only one to have most information on individual athletes' -Reference Books Bulletin
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A One Life Long Love Affair with Sport

A One Life Long Love Affair with Sport

Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka craig May 1992

Author: craig lock

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1729646743

Category:

Page: 30

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My life-long love affair with sport. Just reminiscing about and sharing some memories (South African) from the long-distant past early on in "the writing journey "The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part; just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." - Baron Pierre de Coubertin (Founder of the Modern Olympic Games) PPS "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka craig May 1992
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Attachments to Those Who Can

Attachments to Those Who Can

Consider the theme of the 2008 Olympics, which was “It's not the triumph, but the struggle.” This theme may have been borrowed from the title of a 2004 book by Amy Bass: Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making ...

Author: John R. Henderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450237628

Category: Education

Page: 180

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The year is 1956. As the tires on the familys ancient GMC pickup bang out a rhythm on the dirt road to his northeast Missouri farm, fifteen-year-old John Henderson surprises his father by telling him he wants to be a teachera decision that eventually leads him from a small farming community in Missouri to Arizona, where he begins his lifes calling. Through an engaging format of attachments and emails, Henderson traces the evolution of his thirty-eight-year teaching career from its beginnings at Arizona State University as a graduate teaching assistant. Henderson chronicles his journey from an elite private boarding school in Scottsdale, Arizona, to a small religious-based collegeand concludes with his thirty-four year stint with the Maricopa Community College District in Phoenix. By observing the joys, turmoil, agonies, and even the mundane day-to-day moments of a teacher, Henderson offers a personal yet practical sociological exploration of classroom culture that provides both contemporary students and novice educators with a real-life glimpse into the challenging and rewarding world of classroom teaching. Essential reading for prospective teachers. Eugene Munger, author of Momma, Dont Ya Want Me to Learn Nothin'?
Categories: Education

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle, p. 241. For example, see Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle; Witherspoon, Before the Eyes of the World; Hartmann, Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete; Smith with Steele, ...

Author: S. Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230320819

Category: History

Page: 315

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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
Categories: History

America s Game s

America s Game s

[29] Edwards, The Struggle That Must Be, 177–80; Santa Barbara News-Press, 24 Nov. 1967; Edwards, The Revolt of the Black Athlete, 52–3; Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle, 256; Jabbar, Giant Steps, 46, 60–3, 72 and 157.

Author: Benjamin Eastman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136802638

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book considers how to locate America in the sporting world and how ‘American Sport’ should reflect the vast networks of expertise, finance, and performance moving out from American athletic body as well as the influx of talent coming from abroad.
Categories: Social Science

Defending the American Way of Life

Defending the American Way of Life

For more on African American athletes and Black Power, see Simon Henderson, Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013); Amy Bass, Not the Triumph but the ...

Author: Kevin B. Witherspoon

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756525

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture—both at home and abroad—against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

them think themselves better while his questioning actually made them better (Plato, Apology 36de). ... in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134119141

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.
Categories: Philosophy

American Miler

American Miler

... Olympic Games is not to win but to take part,” he wrote, “just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.” Andthis from an oldprofessor of minewhose name, unfortunately, I have forgotten: “Life is really not ...

Author: Paul Kiell, M.D.

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Glenn Cunningham set the world record for the mile in the 1930s. But as a boy, he had been terribly burned in a schoolhouse fire, a fire that took the life of his older brother Floyd. And that is when Glenn’s life quest began. He was bed-ridden for months. The doctors thought he might never walk again. But he recovered, slowly, agonizingly, with fierce determination—and within a year was both walking and running. Huge burn scars covered his legs. In high school, he was a champion athlete, and set a world high school record in the mile. He went on to be one of America’s greatest runners, setting records and winning races with astonishing ease. His story, however, is now largely forgotten—but it is an inspiring and timeless one that bears telling in our modern age. Throughout the book there is a portrait of sportsmanship and decency rarely seen these days. And how Glenn Cunningham spent his life after track is just as inspiring as his accomplishments on the track. Paul Kiell has created a detailed, dramatic biography of this extraordinary American athlete. “American Miler inspires while capturing the power of the human spirit! Kiell’s prose and accompanying period photographs vividly chronicle Cunningham’s heroic determination in the face of physical challenge. A great American story of forging strength from hardship.” —Trisha Meili, author, I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility “Dr. Kiell has written the definitive biography of a giant figure in American sport who became a vital influence in many young lives.” —Robert J. Corrigan, author, Tracking Heroes: 13 Track & Field Champions “Glenn Cunningham refused to let adversity keep him from his goals. His life is an inspiration to athletes in any sport, and to anyone with the will to succeed in the face of overwhelming odds. Thank you, Dr. Kiell, for sharing his story so beautifully.” —Richard Traum, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Achilles Track Club “Dr. Kiell’s comprehensive portrayal of Glenn’s outstanding athletic career and personal life enables the reader to appreciate the exploits and character of this great American hero—Cunningham the athlete and Cunningham the man.” —Howard Schmertz, Millrose Games Meet Director Emeritus “American Miler has brought my teammate back to life: The race is on. I feel again the ache of muscle, the sear of lung, the sting of cinders as we stride. I hear, too, our cheering Jayhawks urging Glenn to yet another record; and I remember Cunningham as a friend, the noblest of the best.” —Paul Borel, former classmate and teammate of Glenn Cunningham
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Springboard and Platform Diving

Springboard and Platform Diving

As the Olympic creed says, it “is not the triumph, but the struggle.” You can't give your best effort (struggle) by holding back and diving to not miss. So, carpe diem. Seize the day. Seize the dive. Seize the championship.

Author: Huber, Jeffrey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781450424455

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Endorsed by USA Diving, Springboard and Platform Diving breaks down the phases of each dive while providing expert instruction to improve performance. The book includes high-quality photos, mental strategies, and numerous drills, and worksheets, making it the ideal resource for divers and coaches alike.
Categories: Sports & Recreation