E-books: Rugby

  • The Concussion Crisis in Sport book cover

    The Concussion Crisis in Sport

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Malcolm

    Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that chronic traumatic encephalopathy poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most…

    eBook – 2019-07-23
    Routledge

  • Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching book cover

    Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Light, Stephen Harvey

    Positive Pedagogy is an athlete-centred, inquiry-based approach that transforms the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. This book demonstrates how Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching (PPed) can be successfully employed across a range of sports and levels of performance, while also…

    eBook – 2019-05-01
    Routledge

  • How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born book cover

    How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes -…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • Performance Analysis in Team Sports book cover

    Performance Analysis in Team Sports

    1st Edition

    By Pedro Passos, Duarte Araújo, Anna Volossovitch

    Filling an important gap in performance analysis literature, this book introduces the key concepts and practical applications of performance analysis for team sports. It draws on cutting-edge research to examine individual and collective behaviours across an array of international team sports.…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sports Performance Analysis

  • The Science of Rugby book cover

    The Science of Rugby

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Twist, Paul Worsfold

    The Science of Rugby is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning the preparation of rugby players for high performance. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and covering both codes (union and league), the book explores every aspect of preparation and performance…

    eBook – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

  • Advances in Rugby Coaching: An Holistic Approach book cover

    Advances in Rugby Coaching

    An Holistic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Richard Light, John R. Evans, Stephen Harvey, Rémy Hassanin

    Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one major international sport, rugby union. Drawing on…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    Routledge

  • Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce book cover

    Making the Rugby World

    Race, Gender, Commerce, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy J.L. Chandler, John Nauright

    This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored…

    eBook – 2013-09-13
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture and the Origins of Rugby League Football book cover

    Rugby's Great Split

    Class, Culture and the Origins of Rugby League Football, 2nd Edition

    By Tony Collins

    Since it’s first publication, Rugby’s Great Split has established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports: Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition book cover

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

    Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition, 1st Edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering…

    eBook – 2013-01-25
    Routledge

  • Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity book cover

    Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy J.L. Chandler, John Nauright

    This text looks at how an understanding of rugby can provide insight into what it has meant to "be a man" in societies influenced by the ideals of Victorian upper and middle classes. It shows that rugby has been a means of promoting male exclusivity, but also been a means of cultural incorporation.…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • A Social History of English Rugby Union book cover

    A Social History of English Rugby Union

    1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history,…

    eBook – 2009-01-13
    Routledge

  • Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural History book cover

    Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain

    A Social and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    Called ‘the greatest game of all’ by its supporters but often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, no sport is more identified with England’s northern working class than rugby league. This book traces the story of the sport from the Northern Union of the 1900s to the formation of the Super…

    eBook – 2006-09-27
    Routledge

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