This updated and expanded edition of Group Dynamics in Sport introduces readers to the most current theory and practice of group dynamics in sport teams. Changes in the new edition include extensive revision of each content area, as well as two new chapters on the study of groups and attributions in sport. The book features seven sections that break down the study of group dynamics in an engaging and reader-friendly way.
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.
Fundamentals of Sport Marketing has become the standard by which other textbooks in the field are measured, and the fourth edition of this text once again raises that standard. Based on the most up-to-date research and developments that have taken place in sport marketing, sport management, and the sport industry, the fourth edition of Fundamentals of Sport Marketing is the most current, contemporary, and indispensable book available on sport marketing.
When Jamie Summerlin felt the calling to do something more meaningful with his life, the Marine Corps veteran came up with an extreme idea. His desire to bring attention and assistance to wounded veterans led to a 100-day, 3,452-mile run across America. His journey was intended to inspire those who sacrificed for America’s freedom, but along the way Summerlin realized he was the one being inspired. Freedom Run not only tells the story of Summerlin’s amazing run across America and his attempt to raise awareness and money for charitable organizations that serve wounded U.S. veterans, but it reveals the heartfelt stories of the many veterans he met along the way. Beginning in Coos, Oregon, and ending in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Summerlin’s trek across the nation and the stories of the veterans he encountered serve as an inspiring and eye-opening tale of courage, determination, and honor in America.
Foundations of Exercise and Mental Health, 2nd Edition, presents a thorough examination of the potential that exercise has for a positive impact on mental health. Incorporating up-to-date research, this new edition systematically reviews the nature of the psychological benefits that result from regular participation in physical activity.
The new edition of Financing Sport further solidifies its standing as the most authoritative text on sport finance. Authors Dennis R. Howard and John L. Crompton have completely reorganized and revised this popular textbook in FiT's Sport Management Library.
Fifteen of the most distinguished practitioners in the field of sport psychology are featured in Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology: Applied Theories of Performance Excellence. The book includes biographical and autobiographical perspectives on the ways in which these preeminent experts developed their authentic and distinctive approaches to the practice of sport psychology.
In this new and informative title in FiT's Sport Management Library, authors Susan Brown Foster and John E.
Examining Sport Histories: Power, Paradigms, and Reflexivity explores the ways in which postmodernist and poststructural approaches can enrich the study of the sporting past. Throughout the chapters, the internationally respected authors draw from their own vast experiences within the study of sport history to collectively promote postmodernism and poststructuralism as forms of social theory that can guide the future of sport historical research.
The third edition of Ethics and Morality in Sport Management continues to examine the ethical concepts, principles, and issues in the administration and organization of sport that made the first two editions of this textbook so widely adopted. The book approaches the topics from four directions: ethical theory, personal and professional ethics, ethics applied, and future moral and ethical issues. Authors Joy T. DeSensi and Danny Rosenberg have enhanced the text by adding two new chapters that help to frame the content in a globalized context.