Designed with future leaders of the sport industry in mind, this edition features content from a comprehensive collection of 25 leading sport management scholars covering the fundamental theories and principles of the discipline in a practical and user-friendly format. Fifteen chapters...
The new edition of Foundations of Exercise Psychology promises to be the most comprehensive textbook of its kind. Robert C. Eklund has joined the writing team of Bonnie G. Berger and Robert S. Weinberg for this edition. The authors expand upon the key concepts and models of the field, focusing...
Social media platforms have permeated sport at a rapid rate. It is difficult to find an avenue of sport that these communication technologies do not touch. As a result, sport organization personnel have been faced with the challenge of both integrating and optimizing social media.
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.
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.
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.
Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice goes beyond the individual benefits of sport to look more closely at what sport can offer to groups of people and the communities in which they live. Although the domain of sport development is mostly uncharted, editors Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan integrate sport development projects from different disciplines to challenge readers to broaden the scope of what they think can be achieved through sport.
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.
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
Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life inspires readers to prepare for life’s big performances. The author integrates principles of positive psychology and sport psychology, relating techniques for strengthening the reader 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.