Student Sport Studies

  • In Pursuit of Excellence

    A Student Guide to Elite Sports Development

    By Michael Hill

    Competitive sport is today about winning and training to win. Many athletes are professionals, with careers managed by teams of specialist staff working towards the ultimate goal of world-class, medal-winning performances. This entry-level text offers new students a comprehensive introduction to…

    Paperback – 2007-05-18
    Routledge
    Student Sport Studies

  • The Story of Sport in England

    By Neil Wigglesworth

    This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a&…

    Paperback – 2007-03-09
    Routledge
    Student Sport Studies

  • Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction

    By John Honeybourne

    This user-friendly, accessible text will enable new students to understand the basic concepts of sport skills acquisition. Each chapter covers important theoretical background and shows how this theory can be applied through practical examples from the world of sport. The book also…

    Paperback – 2006-08-07
    Routledge
    Student Sport Studies

  • The Olympic Games Explained

    A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

    By Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov

    An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance. The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly…

    Paperback – 2005-03-01
    Routledge
    Student Sport Studies