E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • The Athletic Skills Model: Optimizing Talent Development Through Movement Education book cover

    The Athletic Skills Model

    Optimizing Talent Development Through Movement Education, 1st Edition

    By René Wormhoudt, Geert J.P. Savelsbergh, Jan Willem Teunissen, Keith Davids

    The Athletic Skills Model offers an alternative to dominant talent development theories in the form of holistic broad-based movement education, focusing on health and wellbeing. It places the emphasis on ‘physical intelligence’ – including attributes such as agility, flexibility and stability –…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Sport Psychology for Young Athletes book cover

    Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Camilla J. Knight, Chris G. Harwood, Daniel Gould

    Understanding and applying psychology within youth sport settings is key to maximising young athletes’ enjoyment, wellbeing, and sporting performance. Written by a team of leading international researcher-practitioners, this book is the first to offer an evidence-based introduction to the theory…

    eBook – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Visualizing Baseball book cover

    Visualizing Baseball

    1st Edition

    By Jim Albert

    Visualizing Baseball provides a visual exploration of the game of baseball. Graphical displays are used to show how measures of performance, at the team level and the individual level, have changed over the history of baseball. Graphs of career trajectories are helpful for understanding the…

    eBook – 2017-10-02
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society

  • Critical Essays in Sport Management: Exploring and Achieving a Paradigm Shift book cover

    Critical Essays in Sport Management

    Exploring and Achieving a Paradigm Shift, 1st Edition

    By Andy Gillentine, Robert Baker, Jacquelyn Cuneen

    This collection of essays, written by a number of respected sport management scholars, addresses many of the challenges and issues facing today's sport management academic programs. It is intended to begin a professional and scholarly discussion to identify the best, or at least the most logical,…

    eBook – 2017-09-29
    Routledge

  • Culture, Innovation and the Economy book cover

    Culture, Innovation and the Economy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Biljana Mickov, James E. Doyle

    This is a handbook for the cultural entrepreneur, offering some of the best examples on practice, franchises, research, innovation and business opportunities in the cultural sector. The key theme is the contribution and possibilities of the cultural economy as a business, with a strong supporting…

    eBook – 2017-09-27
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education: Beyond the Confines book cover

    Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education

    Beyond the Confines, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Jeffs, Jon Ord

    This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how its principles and…

    eBook – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

  • Faster, Fitter, Happier: 75 questions with a Sport Psychologist book cover

    Faster, Fitter, Happier

    75 questions with a Sport Psychologist, 1st Edition

    By Tony Westbury

    Faster, Fitter, Happier is the first book to bridge the gap between the practice of psychology across both professional and amateur sport, and the theoretical foundations on which the science is based. Author Tony Westbury has been working alongside coaches and performers across a range of sports…

    eBook – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: PE and Sports book cover

    Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: PE and Sports

    2nd Edition

    By Crispin Andrews

    This topical book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making PE lessons accessible, rewarding and exciting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding of special…

    eBook – 2017-09-06
    Routledge
    Addressing SEND in the Curriculum

  • Talent Development: A Practitioner Guide book cover

    Talent Development

    A Practitioner Guide, 1st Edition

    By Dave Collins, Aine MacNamara

    The process of talent development (TD) is essential to success in any sport. Drawing on the latest evidence and a considerable experience base, this book dispels myths about talent development and offers practical advice on the TD pathway from pre-school to elite level. Aimed at practitioners and…

    eBook – 2017-08-29
    Routledge

  • Sports Innovation Management book cover

    Sports Innovation Management

    1st Edition

    By Vanessa Ratten

    This book introduces readers to emerging issues of sport innovation. The book focuses on the role of innovation in the sports context and how we can leverage opportunities that arise from networks and optimize resources by identifying where they are most effective. It helps to identify the…

    eBook – 2017-08-23
    Routledge

  • Laboratory and Field Exercises in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics book cover

    Laboratory and Field Exercises in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

    1st Edition

    By James Watkins

    Laboratory and Field Exercises in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics is the first book to fully integrate practical work into an introduction to the fundamental principles of sport and exercise biomechanics. The book concisely and accessibly introduces the discipline of biomechanics and describes the…

    eBook – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

  • Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth book cover

    Olympic Television

    Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth, 1st Edition

    By Andrew C. Billings, James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This…

    eBook – 2017-07-31
    Routledge

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