E-books: Sports Coaching

  • The Sociology of Sports Coaching book cover

    The Sociology of Sports Coaching

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robyn L. Jones, Paul Potrac, Chris Cushion, Lars Tore Ronglan

    Sports coaching is a social activity. At its heart lies a complex interaction between coach and athlete played out within the context of sport, itself a socio-culturally defined set of practices. In this ground-breaking book, leading international coaching scholars and coaches argue that an…

    eBook – 2010-11-26

  • Key Themes in Youth Sport book cover

    Key Themes in Youth Sport

    1st Edition

    By Ken Green

    Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this…

    eBook – 2010-10-04

  • Psychology in Football: Working with Elite and Professional Players book cover

    Psychology in Football

    Working with Elite and Professional Players, 1st Edition

    By Mark Nesti

    How can the skills of the sport psychologist be put to best use within a football club? How can a sport psychologist help elite footballers perform at their maximum level? In this groundbreaking guide to the role of the sport psychologist within elite and professional football, leading sport…

    eBook – 2010-06-17

  • Advances in Applied Sport Psychology: A Review book cover

    Advances in Applied Sport Psychology

    A Review, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Mellalieu, Sheldon Hanton

    Advances in Applied Sport Psychology aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in contemporary sport psychology. Now available in paperback, the book draws together reviews of cutting edge research in key areas of applied sport psychology, assesses the implications of this research for…

    eBook – 2008-12-10

  • Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction book cover

    Sport and Spirituality

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick Watson, Mark Nesti

    Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central…

    eBook – 2007-09-12

  • Exercise Dependence book cover

    Exercise Dependence

    1st Edition

    By John H. Kerr, Koenraad J. Lindner, Michelle Blaydon

    Exercise dependence or addiction has been described as a 'positive addiction', but it can have links with damaging dysfunctional and excessive behaviours, including eating disorders. Clinical and sport psychologists now acknowledge the condition and report that it can be found in recreational…

    eBook – 2007-08-09

  • Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis: A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance book cover

    Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis

    A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Carling, A. Mark Williams, Thomas Reilly

    Appealing to a wide audience, this ground-breaking handbook takes an in-depth look at soccer match analysis, highlighting the latest in match analysis research and the innovative technologies now being used by professional soccer clubs around the world. Bridging the gap between research, theory…

    eBook – 2007-01-24

  • East African Running: Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective book cover

    East African Running

    Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yannis Pitsiladis, John Bale, Craig Sharp, Tim Noakes

    What makes East African middle and long distance runners the best in the world? How should contemporary academia approach this question? The success of East African distance runners has generated a plethora of studies but much of the 'evidence' presented to support hypotheses is anecdotal,…

    eBook – 2007-01-24

  • The Science of Training - Soccer: A Scientific Approach to Developing Strength, Speed and Endurance book cover

    The Science of Training - Soccer

    A Scientific Approach to Developing Strength, Speed and Endurance, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Reilly

    Physical training is a key part of preparing to play soccer (football) at any level, but organising a genuinely effective training programme requires both an understanding the physiological principles involved and a practical knowledge of the demands of the game. This book provides clear…

    eBook – 2006-11-06

  • The Sports Coach as Educator: Re-conceptualising Sports Coaching book cover

    The Sports Coach as Educator

    Re-conceptualising Sports Coaching, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robyn L. Jones

    Teaching athletes to improve their performance is the essence of sports coaching. In response to new government-led initiatives to invest in and develop coaching, this book is the first introduction to pedagogical theory for coaching. Bringing helpful insights from educational theory to bear on…

    eBook – 2006-08-21

  • Human Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport book cover

    Human Rights in Youth Sport

    A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport, 1st Edition

    By Paulo David

    Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it…

    eBook – 2004-11-10
    Ethics and Sport

  • Interceptive Actions in Sport: Information and Movement book cover

    Interceptive Actions in Sport

    Information and Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Bennett, Keith Davids, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh, John van der Kamp

    Dynamic interceptive actions are those actions for which the body, or an implement, must be moved into the right place at the right time in order to accomplish a task. These actions are particularly prevalent in sport, for example reaching to catch a ball or running towards a target to make a…

    eBook – 2004-03-01

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