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Coaches and athletic program administrators face a wide array of challenges as they attempt to ensure that their programs are efficient and effective. Difficult decisions are made on a daily basis regarding issues such as facility scheduling, fundraising, travel budgeting, and marketing. Their decisions concerning those and other matters determine a program’s current and future success.
Not only was John Wooden a great basketball coach, he was a master teacher. In fact, he was a great coach because he was a master teacher. What Wooden has learned from others in the classroom and perfected on the practice court are fundamental principles of effective teaching, which are conveyed in You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden’s Teaching Principles and Practices. Co-author Swen Nater, one of Wooden’s former players at UCLA, provides insightful first-hand accounts on the many life lessons he learned from Wooden that he has applied to his life since becoming a teacher himself. Wooden’s principles conveyed by Nater and co-author Ronald Gallimore in this book can be studied and applied by teachers, coaches, parents, and anyone else who is responsible for, works with, or supervises others.
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.
In one of the most current and comprehensive textbooks on the topic of ticket operations and sales management, James T. Reese and a collection of academicians and practitioners provide insight, practical tips, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to excel in this growing and ever-changing industry. Chapters cover topics such as customer service, sales, pricing, distribution, the secondary ticket market, and new ticketing technology.
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.
If you are a triathlete, coach, or someone interested in participating in an upcoming triathlon, Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon holds many answers to establishing and maintaining the mental discipline needed for what is certainly one of the most grueling and psychologically challenging events in all of sport. Guided by the expertise of Dr. Joe Baker and Dr. Whitney Sedgwick—both experienced, successful athletes and triathlon competitors — Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon summarizes current research and offers invaluable mental exercises to improve mental performance during triathlon training and competition.
"... highly readable entertaining and helpful. This book belongs in the library of every tennis coach, every tennis player, and every sport psychologist who works with tennis. It's a gem."
Mark B. Anderson Ph.D Program Coordinator Applied Sport Psychology
A must-read for every gymnast, coach, parent, or fan, this book offers solutions to the mental and physical challenges gymnasts face in training, in competing, and in integrating the sport into their lifestyles. Included are tips from champions, strategies for approaching the apparatus, and exercises for self-assessment.
An indispensable book for the serious and dedicated bowler, designed to push any bowling athlete to the highest level and enable professionals and elite amateurs to perform at their peak.