Coaches are continually searching for ways to gain the edge over their opponents. They work tirelessly to get their athletes in top physical condition, to develop their physical skills, and to implement successful routines and strategies for their teams. This physical training develops the athlete’s outer edge—the peak physical performance advantage over their opponents. But as most coaches realize, athletes also need an inner edge to perform successfully.
Group Dynamics in Sport, 5th edition, provides readers with the most current theories and practices of group dynamics in sport teams. In this updated edition, each chapter identifies and discusses key theoretical concepts of group dynamics and offers extensive and relevant examples that reinforce the principles covered. Topics include:
Ethics and morality are generally viewed as critical areas in contemporary sport and need not be limited to such topics as sportsmanship, the use of performance-enhancing drugs, violence and cheating. Those in sport management are responsible for addressing ethical and moral questions pertaining to professionalism, equity, legal and financial management, personnel concerns, governance and policies, league and franchise issues, and matters of social justice associated with all aspects of sport.
Written exclusively as a companion set for graduate and undergraduate students, the newly released Strategies for Being Mindful workbook, together with Being Mindful in Sport and Exercise Psychology (2017) presents and analyzes foundational mindfulness skills in real case studies and provides hands-on exercises that put these mindfulness concepts and techniques into practice.
Intercollegiate sport has historically been a source of frustration for and discrimination against African American athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, and yet is a place of courage and achievement for those who have been given the opportunity to play, coach, and administer college sports. However, for full opportunity and equality to be achieved for African Americans in college sports, a number of issues must still be resolved.
As sport media communication has become intertwined with the frenetic pace of technology, the bywords have become global interconnectivity and versatility. Media Relations in Sport 5th edition examines the intersection and trajectory of emerging technology, platforms and trends with foundational principles of communication to prepare students and industry professionals alike with a nuanced understanding of the communication tools at their disposal that will allow them to keep pace with and succeed in a kinetic, competitive industry.
The fourth edition of Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries brings together a diverse and global collection of expert chapter authors to provide insight into the complex intersection of sport psychology and sport injury research.
Human resource management is a key component of business operations in any organization, and athletic programs are no exception. This textbook provides the framework and principles for undergraduate and graduate students to develop knowledge and understanding of human resource practices to ultimately plan and manage staff in an athletic program at any level of competition—from intramural collegiate to professional sports.
Regardless of physical talent, all dancers face struggles. The outcome depends largely on the dancer’s mindset. Authors Chelsea Butters Wooding and Ashley Coker-Cranney combine their similar backgrounds in dance with their expertise as mental performance consultants to cultivate an adaptive mindset and positive perspective to elevate a dancer’s performance as well as perspective.
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.