While many Strength and Conditioning coaches proclaim Dr. Verkhoshanky's first Coaches Manual and book Supertraining to be the Bile's of Strength and Conditioning, this book does a much more elaborate job of detailing specifics of Dr. Verkhoshansky's work, explaining his methods and giving practical examples in detail for coaches to understand.
This book begins with a fantastic detailing of the Methodological foundation of Special Strength Training, going into elaborate explanations of its role in the training process, its tasks, its specific characteristics, and rules for applying it. One of the things that will help coaches is the footnotes at the bottom of the pages, they give citations and explain in more detail specific terms and ideas.
Building off of the his foundation, he goes into detail of specific means and methods that he uses to achieve his methodological approach: giving specific explanation of various methods of strength development, various training means, and specifics of applying jump training. Using the means and methods outlined, he goes on to discuss the structure and organization of training process by outlining the main principles of organizing training, the methodology behind his Block Training System, and his principles that relate to the training load. Even giving some humor by stating "The most frequent coaching error is when he strives to obtain an increase in the athlete's physical fitness level as soon as possible; increasing the training loads volume. However `nine pregnant women together cannot assure the baby's birth after one month".
For many Strength and Conditioning coaches who have a hard time conceptualizing Dr. Verkhoshansky's methodology without practical examples of his programming, Dr. V does a great job showing how he ties everything from the former portion of the book, into organized programs for specific sports.
To me, this is by far the most detailed, enlightened work of Dr. Verkoshansky. This book is a must have and I believe that this should be at the top of every physical preparation coach's bookshelf!