Sponsorship for Sport Managers

Securing financial resources through sponsorships is a prominent element in the job descriptions of many sport managers and the importance of that task has increased exponentially in recent years. Sponsorship for Sport Managers provides readers with an understanding of how companies use sponsorship in their marketing programs and how sport managers can leverage that knowledge into greater sponsorship opportunities.

Rethinking the Olympics Cultural Histories of the Modern Games

This anthology of essays, previously published in Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies, addresses key themes in the scholarly study of the Games. Part I of Rethinking the Olympics presents seven articles devoted to Olympic history: the Games’ legacy from antiquity, their modern evolution, and the most controversial Games of the modern era, the Berlin Games of 1936. Part II reviews the persistent problems and crises that confounded and defined the Olympic Games over time. The nine essays in this section focus on a variety of issues such as: performance enhancement; the rise of commercialism; enduring controversies in the form of leadership, corruption, and the Cold War; and the politics of hosting Olympic Games. Finally, in Part III, the future of the Modern Olympic Movement is addressed from the perspective of the rapidly accelerating and mushrooming process of globalization.

Reading Baseball: Books, Biographies, and the Business of the Game

Author and scholar Braham Dabscheck muses upon some of baseball's silent yet magnificently important treasures. He examines several topics, including the business of the game (industrial and labor relations, Curt Flood, law, and organized baseball); social commentary biographies (the work of Stephen Jay Gould and Ken Burns, for example); and culture of the game as it spreads across the globe to places like Australia, Japan, and Latin America. This collection of essays is both insightful and remarkable, and is a valuable companion to any enthusiast.

Racism in College Athletics

This substantially revised edition of Racism in College Athletics retains the rich history and context that made the first two editions so widely acclaimed. Yet this third edition not only expands on the hurdles and triumphs of African American student-athletes, but it also examines the injustices toward and successes of coaches, administrators, and international student-athletes.

Psychology of Sport Excellence

In Psychology of Sport Excellence, leading international experts in their respective fields examine and explain the impact of the psychological preparation of elite athletes in their journey to attain excellence. The chapters included in this book, edited by world-renowned scholars Tsung-Min Hung, Ronnie Lidor, and Dieter Hackfort, discuss various theoretical and practical issues related to the use of psychological programs in elite individual and team sports.

Practice Development in Sport and Performance Psychology

Practice Development in Sport and Performance Psychology is a practical guide with a step-by-step process for establishing and maintaining a consulting practice for today's sport and performance psychology professionals.

Editor Jim Taylor and a talented team of authors provide a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain a consulting practice and explore the gamut of issues including understanding the progression of professional development, creating a performance model, writing a business plan, using social media, and much more.

Each chapter includes a summary and exercises to review and further explore relevant topics covered in the book.

From the Foreword

“This book is both informative and practical. Two particular aspects are especially worth commending because they ground us in the lessons of the past, the current state of our field, and its certain future. First, though often relegated to the latter parts of a book as an afterthought, the chapter on ethics is placed front and center. Ethics should indeed be the starting point of any consulting business. Second, technology is the future of sport and performance psychology consulting. Appropriately located in the latter part of the book, but certainly critical to our work in the 21st century, is a chapter on consulting in the age of electronic and social media. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” the old joke goes. Practice, practice, practice.”
–Kate F. Hays, Ph.D., CC-AASP, The Performing Edge

The New Sport Management Reader

Sport, like other phenomena we find in social life, is subject to the inequalities of race, gender, economics, and politics. Each of the chapters in this book rejects the purity and neutrality of sport; as such they add to our understanding of sport and the organizations that deliver it. . . . If we use the ideas of critical theory and expand the geographic scope of our research, we will be able to improve an expanding and rapidly growing area of study. —From the Foreword by Trevor Slack

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