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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, 2nd Edition, Volleyball

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, 2nd Edition, Volleyball

Jonathan C. Reeser (Editor), Roald Bahr (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-22704-5

May 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

248 pages


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


FIVB President Ary S. Graca

IOC President Thomas Bach

Preface and acknowledgments

Part 1 Volleyball Sport Science

1 Energy demands of volleyball
Ronald J. Maughan and Susan M. Shirreffs

2 Nutrition for optimum volleyball performance
Louise M. Burke

3 The biomechanics of volleyball
Markus Tilp

4 Developing a resistance training program for volleyball
William J. Kraemer, Lydia K. Caldwell, and Emily C. Barnhart

5 Environmental concerns in volleyball
Julien D. Périard, Roald Bahr, and William W. Briner, Jr

Part 2 Volleyball Sport Medicine

6 Volleyball injury epidemiology and prevention
Evert Verhagen, Håvard Visnes, and Roald Bahr

7 The periodic health evaluation/preparticipation evaluation
Kerry MacDonald and Wilhelm Meeuwisse

8 Shoulder injuries in volleyball
Ann M.J. Cools and Jonathan C. Reeser

9 Knee and ankle injuries in volleyball
Christopher Skazalski, Karim Khan, and Roald Bahr

10 Other injuries in volleyball
Scott A. Magnes, Håvard Visnes, and Jonathan C. Reeser

11 Principles of rehabilitation
Heather Curtiss and Jonathan C. Reeser

Part 3 Special Topics

12 The young volleyball athlete
Andrew J.M. Gregory and Alex B. Diamond

13 The female volleyball athlete
Constance Lebrun

14 The elite indoor volleyball athlete
Alvaro Chamecki

15 Adapted volleyball for the athlete with an impairment
Jonathan C. Reeser

16 Issues of sexual identity
William W. Briner, Jr and Jonathan C. Reeser

17 Ergogenic aids, doping, and anti]doping
Manfred Holzgraefe, Nadège Veintimilla, and Roald Bahr

18 Sports psychology: maximizing team potential
Katrien Fransen and Gert Vande Broek

19 Looking ahead: the future of volleyball sports medicine and science
Jonathan C. Reeser