The field of sports development is becoming ever more professional, with the levels of expertise in planning and efficiency required of those working in private or national sports institutions higher than they have ever been. In response to this, strategic sports development has emerged as a means of applying business strategies to the context of sports development. Strategic Sports Development is the first book to directly address this important new field.
The book comprehensively explains the strategic concepts and techniques that sports students and practitioners across the UK and internationally need to understand. It includes:
Strategic Sports Development is designed to help students develop the practical skills needed to contribute to development strategy in a vocational context, and give practitioners the confidence and know-how to improve the strategic development of their sports organization. This book is essential reading for all students and practitioners of strategic sports development, and a valuable resource for students of sports management or development in general.
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Internal Analysis Chapter 3. The External Environment Chapter 4. Making Strategic Choices in Sport Development Chapter 5. Strategic Performance Management 1: strategic implementation Chapter 6. Strategic Performance Management 2: evaluating strategic sport development Chapter 7. Strategic Partnerships Chapter 8. Politics, Policy and Sport Development Chapter 9. Strategic Leadership Chapter 10. A different ball game? In pursuit of greater strategic collaboration between sport-specific and community sport development Chapter 11. Towards a ‘Community Practice’ approach