Summer Sports Camps 101 is a comprehensive guide for creating and operating a summer sports camp. New or seasoned coaches, sports industry practitioners, and camp administrators in youth and college-level sports will benefit from author Richard Leonard’s extensive experience in planning and managing successful sports camps. This guidebook streamlines the process of conceptualizing, developing, operating, and concluding the summer sports camp season for camp administrators and coaches.
This book acknowledges the central role of bodies in the social construction of gender and, in this case, ideas about masculinity. Editors Jorge Knijnik and Daryl Adair, along with a group of international researchers, articulate how various types of masculinities can be played out in different sports by drawing from personal experiences of athletes, investigating the cultural--and even global--impact of male achievements in sport, and comparing men's experiences in sport to women's.
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Athletic program administrators have a tremendous influence on the success of their organizations. They must construct viable program plans; oversee budgeting, marketing, and fundraising efforts; and effectively manage employees. These concepts and many more are covered in Principles of Sport Administration, an indispensable guide by Richard Leonard for any aspiring athletic program administrator or coach. Chapters are grouped into four sections covering key areas of responsibility for administrators.
The 4th edition of Law in Sport: Concepts and Cases uses up-to-date and specific case examples to illustrate laws that apply to sport-related conflict. Throughout this reader-friendly text, students will become familiar with the basics of tort, constitutional, and business law. The new edition includes updated chapters, as well as an entirely new section devoted to risk and disaster management, which covers terrorism, storms, and other unforeseen events. The book also presents detailed analyses of Title IX and NCAA contemporary litigation, and a thorough exploration of gender equity. Law in Sport is a must-read for students interested in pursuing a career in sport management.
Today more than ever, fundraising is a crucial necessity for sport and athletics at all levels. Fundraising for Sport and Athletics presents a dynamic blend of fundraising theory and practice that will take the reader from the administrative aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and implementing athletic fundraising program to the actual operation of an assortment of straightforward and complex fundraisers. Written for administrators, coaches, and sport management students, this book will provide insight on how to evaluate a fundraising environment, assess the organization’s capabilities, and plan successful public events.
Training Professionals in the Practice of Sport Psychology provides a detailed look at all facets of the education process from training requirements to certification to developing a mental training program. Intended for those seeking to become sport psychology professionals, and unlike any other counseling text, this book supplies students with the information, tools, and essential preparatory steps needed to become a fully certified sport psychologist.
Sport is inherently entrepreneurial, though few formal connections exist in academic literature. Sports Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice fills that void, featuring chapters by notable scholars whose contributions cover both the conceptual and case examples highlighting sports entrepreneurship from a global perspective.
This provocative collection brings together some of the leading historians, sociologists, political scientists, and cultural theorists on an ambitious range of topics dealing with sport, diversity and difference. The book is both diverse and inclusive, for it considered race, ethnicity and aboriginality in tandem; too often these themes are segmented into separate studies. The collection features vibrant examples from different eras, places and spaces - wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender and media representation are embedded.
Imagery, in today's world of sport psychology, is as vital and fundamental a part of an athlete's mental game plan as the physical training required for conditioning. With a widespread embrace of such a philosophy comes new ways to analyze and measure its performance among athletes. In The Sport Imagery Questionnaire: Test Manual, authors Craig R. Hall, Diane E. Stevens, and Allan Paivio assess athletes' use of imagery by proposing and outlining a specifically designed evaluation of its effectiveness, the Sport Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ). The Sport Imagery Questionnaire: Test Manual is designed for sport psychologists, coaches, athletes, or anyone who seeks to understand or quantify the use of mental imagery in sport.