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.
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.
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 Long Run to Freedom: Sport, Cultures and Identities in South Africa analyzes the meaning attached to sport in South African societies, past and present. It explores the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and the ways in which sport is being used in the present. In particular, it examines the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer, and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history.
Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life is a fresh, inspiring guide of how to get ready for life’s big performances. The author integrates the best of the new field of Positive Psychology with the essentials of Sport Psychology. Readers of this book learn how to strengthen their experience of daily fulfillment and concurrently get the most out of themselves when the big moments take place. The issues performers face when under pressure come to life through examples of top athletes, musicians and from the author's experiences as an Olympian and America's Cup sailor. Every chapter contains practical, effective reflective exercises that help readers rise to the challenge of performing their best when it counts.
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.
Many elementary classroom teachers who are not physical education specialists are nonetheless responsible for providing physical education to their students. Integrated Physical Education: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom Teacher, 2nd Edition, provides the classroom teacher with a concise overview of the essential content and pedagogical knowledge necessary to design, implement, and assess physical education programs.
This test manual, the fourth in FIT’s Sport and Exercise Psychology Test Clearinghouse, is a succinct and informative resource outlining the conceptual basis of the athlete burnout syndrome and its measurement. The manual delineates the process used in developing the ABQ and provides users with...