Youth Sport Products

  • Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Reflecting on Practice

    By Ashley Casey, Tim Fletcher, Lee Schaefer, Doug Gleddie

    There is now a widespread expectation that teachers and coaches should be reflective practitioners, an expectation written into national standards of education in many countries. This innovative book introduces the methods by which teachers and coaches can conduct research into their own…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge

  • Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Lisette Burrows

    The family is an important site for the transmission of knowledge and cultural values. Amidst claims that young people are failing to follow health advice, dropping out of sport and at risk of an ever-expanding list of lifestyle diseases, families have become the target of government interventions.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Sports Coaching: The Basics

    By Laura Purdy

    Sports Coaching: The Basics is an engaging and provocative introduction to sports coaching which combines coaches’ views and experiences of their work with discussions and topical issues that feature in this fast-growing field. In doing so, coaches are placed at the centre of the discussions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Health

    Exploring the Current State of Play

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup

    It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education

    Beyond the Confines

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Girls, Gender and Physical Education

    An Activist Approach

    By Kimberly L. Oliver, David Kirk

    In this powerfully argued and progressive study, Kimberly Oliver and David Kirk call for a radical reconstruction of the teaching of physical education for girls. Despite forty years of theorization and practical intervention, girls are still disengaging from physical education, dropping out of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Olympic Education

    An international review

    Edited by Roland Naul, Deanna Binder, Antonin Rychtecky, Ian Culpan

    A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports

    By Richard Light

    The concept of positive pedagogy has transformed the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. Presenting examples of positive pedagogy in action, this book is the first to apply its basic principles to individual sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and karate. Using the game…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Teaching Tactical Creativity in Sport

    Research and Practice

    By Daniel Memmert

    Creativity is an essential component of sport performance. The player who can make decisions that are both unexpected – and therefore less easily predicted by his/her opponent – and appropriate is the player who is likely to be successful. In this ground-breaking new book Daniel Memmert explores…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education

    Pedagogical cases

    Edited by Ashley Casey, Victoria A. Goodyear, Kathleen M. Armour

    There is evidence of considerable growth in the availability and use of digital technologies in physical education. Yet, we have scant knowledge about how technologies are being used by teachers, and whether or how these technologies are optimising student learning. This book makes a novel…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge

  • Science and Football VIII

    The Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Jens Bangsbo, Peter Krustrup, Peter Riis Hansen, Laila Ottesen, Gertrud Pfister, Anne-Marie Elbe

    Science and Football VIII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

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