This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner’s viewpoint, showing what actually works, how, and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their future relevance, growth, and sustainability.
Full of real-world cases and data, as well as the voices and reflections of a wide range of practitioners, Sport Development in Action explains how to research and draw up a development plan, how to design and implement programmes and establish delivery networks, and how to monitor and evaluate initiatives.
This is essential reading for any sport development course, and useful reading for courses in sport management, sports coaching, or sports studies. It is also an indispensable reference book for practitioners.
Introduction: Opening the Innings
SECTION A: SPORT DEVELOPMENT IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
1. Sport Development: The Concept and a Model of Interpretations
2. Development of Sport: Its Relevance to Community Sport
SECTION B: GETTING STARTED IN SPORT DEVELOPMENT
3. Formulating a Sport Development Plan
4. Designing a Sport Development Programme
5. Establishing a Sport Development Delivery Network
6. Implementing a Sport Development Programme: Putting the Plan into Practice
7. Monitoring and Evaluating the Programme
SECTION C: SPORT DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
8. Changing Focus in the Development and Delivery of Community Tennis
9. A Whole of Football Plan
SECTION D: REFLECTIONS ON SPORT DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
10. Practitioners' Perspectives on the 'Development of Sport' in a Community Setting
11. Closing the Innings: Development Lessons to be Shared