Today's college student-athletes face a wide variety of stressors as they enter the increasingly demanding intercollegiate athletic environment. Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes, Second Edition, weaves current research findings, practical examples, and best practices to provide undergraduate and graduate student readers with the necessary tools to effectively and ethically address these issues as future practitioners.
Globalization affects every industry today—including sport. Athletes from all over the world compete at regional, national, and international levels, making the sport industry more complex than it has ever been. Sport Governance in the Global Community addresses many of the issues that cause this complexity:
• International governance structures that shape sport throughout the world;
• The organization and development of both professional and amateur sports internationally;
With an abundance of goods and services available to consumers in the sport industry, it can be difficult for products or organizations to stand out from the competition. Combining theoretical foundation with real-world examples, the updated fifth edition of Developing Successful Sport Marketing Plans guides readers through the sequential process of creating and implementing a winning marketing strategy—including understanding the market environment, defining target markets, developing marketing objectives and strategies, and evaluating the plan.
The most authoritative and comprehensive textbook on sport finance has been updated and revised to include in its examination the distinct changes in the economic climate of the sport industry in recent decades, as well as the impacts and challenges the contemporary economic climate presents for the sport industry.
Research—the systematic investigation of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions—is carried out for a variety of purposes and to achieve a variety of goals. For sport business industry, research is critical for developing strategies to effectively understand and manage the franchise, property, or facility.
Creating an efficient and effective athletic program is no small feat. Coaches and athletic program administrators face daily challenges regarding matters such as budgeting, marketing, travel administration, and risk management. This textbook provides an in-depth discussion of these and other specialized topics in coaching administration—making it the perfect fit for undergraduate and graduate courses.
Being Mindful in Sport and Exercise Psychology: Pathways for Practitioners and Students is a comprehensive resource of the many facets of mindfulness, which is interwoven with many techniques of applied sport and exercise psychology. The book expands upon the fundamentals of mindfulness theory and practice, reviews evidence of its effectiveness, and features numerous case studies that offer readers a fresh perspective of how mindfulness can be applied in diverse, real-world situations.
Acquiring sponsorship agreements that are a good fit for both the sport organization and the corporation is one of the most crucial and challenging aspects of a sport manager’s job. In Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans, 5th Edition, readers will have at their disposal a practical, step-by-step guide to identifying, soliciting, obtaining, and implementing appropriate and lucrative sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Widely acclaimed author John Crompton masterfully integrates the conceptual with the applied as Sponsorship for Sport Managers helps readers:
This book is written for youth sport coaches, the individuals who volunteer their time to teach young athletes the fundamentals of a given sport, as well as the skills needed to work as a team. In writing this book, we recognize that children who enroll in recreational sports have a variety of experiences and skills, and thus this book seeks to provide coaches with a foundational structure and methods to provide effective instruction for all athletes.