Authors A to D

Authors A to D


Isabel Arechabala has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense Faculty of Madrid. Since 1982, she has been working in the fields of illustration and graphic design. She successfully combines her work as an illustrator/graphic designer and her job as a professor of illustration and computer graphic design.

Books: Muscle Excercises Encyclopedia; Stretching Exercises Encylopedia

AVSAR, Zuleyha

Zuleyha Avsar is a physical education teacher educator in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. Her teaching and research interests are physical education teacher education, curriculum development in physical education, standards and accreditation in PETE.

Books: European Physical Education Teacher Education Practices

AYTON, Tracey

Tracey Ayton received the Austswim Teacher of the Year for infant and preschool swimming for two consecutive years, the Swim Australia Meritorious Award for outstanding service in the Learn to Swim program, and many other community service awards.

She has developed an award-winning baby program and the current curriculum at Little Heroes Swim Academy, a swim school that specializes in teaching students with disabilities.

Book: Learn to Swim, Helping Parents Teach their Baby to Swim


BARTH, Berndt

Dr. Berndt Barth headed the DFB’s (German Fencing Federation) committee for education and training science, and served as the DFB’s secretary general. His teaching activity at the Coaches Academy Cologne and the College of Sports Management in Potsdam, Germany, and being on the editorial board at the magazine Leistungssport, allow him to stay current on all the latest sports science research.

Books: The Complete Guide to Fencing;
Learning Fencing: A Training and Activity Book for 6 to 10 Year Olds

BARTH, Katrin

Katrin Barth, born in 1966, has been a teacher of elementary education for many years. She has personally completed the basic education, as well as the fundamental and advanced training in fencing.

Book: Learning Fencing: A Training and Activity Book for 6 to 10 Year Olds

BECK, Emil

Emil Beck passed away in 2006. Still, today, his name is considered a trademark in the world of fencing.

Book: The Complete Guide to Fencing


Alberto Bertolazzi has collaborated with many newspapers and created numerous illustrated books. In 2011, he launched his writing career with the novel Il rugby salver il mondo (Rugby Will Save the World). He has practiced many types of sports, some at a competitive level, others as an amateur. Alberto has been a diving instructor, the president of an amateur soccer league, and the coach and trainer of junior soccer and rugby teams. He also contributed to drafting educational and informative books about sports.

Book: Basketball for Kids, Football for Kids, Soccer for Kids


Sophie is Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with a BSc Psychology degree, an MSc in Clinical Nutrition, founder of Sophie’s Healthy Kitchen, co-host of the Forking Wellness podcast and co-author of recently released nutrition book ‘Forking Wellness’.

Sophie has worked with leading brands in the food industry and also works with clients in a 1-1 setting at the Rhitrition clinic on Harley St.

She uses her Instagram page @sophieshealthykitchen to share evidence-based nutrition and a variety of recipes that are both delicious and nutritious.

Book: Forking Wellness
Instagram: @sophieshealthykitchen


Dr. Maya Bhave is an adjunct professor of Sociology at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Her expertise is in a wide range of topics: gender relations in the US; immigration patterns, particularly those of female African migrants; and contemporary race relations. She has published scholarly articles and book chapters on the struggle for work-life-family balance of working women, the qualitative gendered narratives of middle and high school soccer players, the silence of stillbirth research around the globe, as well as several book reviews on feminist books and poetry. She lives with her husband and two sons in New England.

Books: War and Cleats: Women in Soccer in the United States

BLUME, Michael

Michael Blume has been dealing with the theory and practice of acrobatics since his studies. He taught P.E., history and performing arts at a Rudolf-Steiner-School and was associate lecturer for sport at the University of Bremen. As a teacher for acrobatics and theatre at the clown and artist school in Viby he was responsible for establishing professional artist schooling in Denmark. He currently works as a teacher of Sport and Pedagogy at the VIA University College in Denmark.

Books: Acrobatics for Children & Teenagers

BOE, Ole

Dr. Ole Boe is a Norwegian Special Forces officer and psychologist and a disciple of Eyal Yanilov.

Book: Krav Maga – Combat Mindset & Fighting Stress: How to Perform Under Alarming and Stressful Conditions

BOMPA, Tudor

Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, has revolutionized many aspects of periodization of training starting with periodization of strength and power in 1963. He has published 16 books on training, planning, political science, and social anthropology. Most of them were translated into 19 languages. He has received 23 international awards in 21 countries.

Books: Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development: Combining Training Methodology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition to Optimize Performance, Periodization in Rugby


Laco Borbely studied soccer coaching at FTVS UK. He played for Dukla Banska Bystrica, Sparta Praha, and ZTS Kosice. He has coached various first and second league teams in Slovakia and Hungary. Laco was president of UFTS (Football Coaches Union of Slovakia) and a chairman of the technical committee of SFA (Slovakia Football Association). He has co-authored several publications on tactics in soccer. He holds a UEFA EuroPro License.

Books: All About Pressing in Soccer


Books: Functional Training Bible


Jason Carney was raised in Lancashire, England. He played at all levels and is a UEFA qualified soccer coach. After coaching professionally for six years with Preston North End FC, he moved to the United States. There, he learned the importance of understanding the game at the grass-roots level. When Jason obtained the position of technical director, he gained the opportunity to put a development plan into place. He saw the growth and team bonding it created throughout the soccer club. Jason decided to put all his experiences into The Soccer Coach’s Blueprint in hopes that other coaches can develop, to.

Books: The Soccer Coach’s Blueprint


Dr. Jen Case holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, with an emphasis in Nutrition and Performances.

Book: The Renaissance Diet 2.0


CHAPA, Orlando

Orlando Chapa is an entrepreneur and visionary for exercise, health, and environment. He has been involved in the sports industry for more than 35 years and has studied strategic management, economics, marketing, and hermeneutics in the United States, Germany, and Mexico. Chapa has developed products and brands in Europe, Asia, and the US and has been in more than 80 international trade shows and expos. He founded the NGO “World Wellness Network” that aims to bring an end to the estimated 3 million deaths per year caused by physical inactivity. He currently resides in Mexico City, Mexico.

Books: Chapa Wellness Map

Facebook: @orlando.chapa

CLARO, Frederick

Frederick Claro is an international sport consultant, a graduate of the International Rugby Academy in New Zealand, and a member of the Tudor Bompa Institute.

Books: Periodization in Rugby


Paul C. Clerici, author of Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon, A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod, Boston Marathon History by the Mile (and the Chinese-language version Journey of the Boston Marathon), and History of the Greater Boston Track Club, has covered running and the Boston Marathon since 1988. A journalist, photographer, and former newspaper editor and sports editor, he has been recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who publication with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. A lecturer and historian often invited as a guest on television and radio programs, the New England Press Association and Massachusetts Press Association award-winner and Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk race director competes in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including two triathlons, 43 marathons (the Boston Marathon 23 times), and has won numerous age-group and Clydesdale awards. A graduate of Curry College in Milton, MA, the Walpole High School Hall of Fame member resides in Massachusetts.

Book: Born to Coach

COPAS, Graeme

Graeme Copas is a sports journalist and editor with over 25 years of experience of regular reporting on rugby and other sports at all levels from grass roots to major international events.

Whilst his knowledge of other sports such as rowing and cricket is encyclopaedic, rugby is his passion, and this shows in his writing. He is a regular contributor to various sports journals, a competent broadcaster and creator of a sports podcast.

Graeme has lived and observed rugby in Australia and New Zealand as well as all over the UK, and now lives in his home town of Maidenhead in Berkshire, UK

Books: The Rugby World Cup 2019 Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Rugby World Cup

Twitter: @GraemeCopas


As well as his books, Edward Couzens-Lake also contributes as a feature writer and weekly blogger to a number of both print and digital publications as well as several high profile websites. These include lifestyle and music magazines as well as both sport and business websites. He is also a regular contributor to local radio as well as a hospital radio presenter.

Norfolk born and bred (and proudly so) he currently lives ‘in exile’ near Chichester with his wife, a musician, and numerous cats. Edward has several projects under way for 2019/2020.

Books: Mapping the Pitch: football formations through the ages

Facebook: edward.couzenslake
Twitter: @EdCouzensLake
LinkedIn: edward-couzens-lake


Dr. Jimmy Czimek is a certified sports teacher and trainer. He earned his doctorate in psychology and training theory at the German Sport University Cologne. He is the former co-trainer of the German women’s volleyball national team and head coach in the 1st division Volleyball Bundesliga. In 2010, he began working at the German Sports University Cologne as a senior student counselor. He also lectures in the LFG Volleyball at the Institute for Mediation Competence in Sports. Since 2012 he has overseen the A-trainer education at the DVV (German Volleyball Association), where he has been the main instructor for volleyball since 2014. Since 2013 he has been the coordinator and main instructor for the volleyball sports game at the Cologne Trainer Academy. He has also trained the women’s national league team DSHS SnowTrex Köln for many years.

Book: Coaching Volleyball Beginners

DAVIS, Melissa

Dr. Melissa Davis holds a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization.

Renaissance Periodization is a training and diet services company for world-class athletes with more than 430,000 followers.

Book: The Renaissance Diet 2.0



Mike Diehl is a certified trainer for performance sports as well as health, fitness, and sport rehabilitation. He is also a mental and relaxation trainer and sports instructor for stamina and fitness in the German armed forces. As an active soldier, he has been with the special unit for years.

Since 2007, Diehl has been the fitness coach of the German Fed Cup team (Women’s national tennis team) where he trains top players such as Angelique Kerber and Julia Gurges. Diehl also works for the Tennis Association Mittelrhein as a fitness trainer. In the past he was responsible for the Fortuna Dusseldorf soccer players and the DEG Metro Stars ice hockey team.

Mike Diehl, born in 1966, lives in Cologne.

Books:Fit. Strong. Lean.: Build Your Best Circuit Training Plan

My Fitness Journal

Facebook: fitnesscoach.mikediehl
Instagram: diehl_training_tactics


Bill Dooley has coached boys and girls of every age from U-Little to high school level. He has had the opportunity to create programs and multi-level curricula for the Coerver Coaching affiliate in Colorado. Bill has been an NSCAA member since 1988. He was also a member of the World Cup USA Founders Club, which underwrote the successful bid for the 1994 World Cup. Bill holds a “C” coaching license, has instructed at “E” and “D” courses, and has been a trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance. He currently lives in Colorado

Books: Player’s 1st


Volker Dornemann works as a freelance illustrator and layout expert for an agency specializing in marketing for children and youth interests. He also is a cartoonist for magazines.

Books: Taekwondo Kids

DRAHEIM, Carsten

Carsten Draheim is considered one of the most experienced and successful Krav Maga instructors. He is the owner of the Krav Maga Institute, one of the largest Krav Maga schools in Europe, and is a founding member of the internationally active KRAVolution Krav Maga Association.

KRAVolution comprises a team of more than 150 trainers and schools worldwide and is the official trainer of the French Foreign Legion.

Appointed by the German Ministry of Defence, Carsten and his team of instructors support police and military members in the field of professionally related close combat, arrest, and self-defence techniques. He also teaches men, women, and children in civil self-defence.

Books: Krav Maga: Effective Techniques for Self Defense

LinkedIn: carsten-draheim


Long-time columnist for Ultrarunning magazine and author of The Tao of Running, Gary Dudney is thrilled to share his hard-won understanding of the mind of the runner from being ‘out there’ himself during 40 years of running.

He has also written advice pieces and adventure stories for all the major running magazines.

Gary has completed over 200 marathons and ultramarathons, including over sixty 100-mile races. His home base is Monterey, California.

Books: The Tao of Running: Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running; The Mindful Runner: Finding Your Inner Focus

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Facebook: gary.dudney; dudneyrunning
Twitter: @dudney_gary