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Top 20 for Academics and Professionals

  • Performance Analysis in Team Sports

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sports Performance Analysis

  • 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

  • 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
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  • Sport Analytics

    A data-driven approach to sport business and management

    Edited by Gil Fried, Ceyda Mumcu

    The increasing availability of data has transformed the way sports are played, promoted and managed. This is the first textbook to explain how the big data revolution is having a profound influence across the sport industry, demonstrating how sport managers and business professionals can use…

    Paperback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge

  • High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

    Edited by Geoffery Z. Kohe, Derek M. Peters

    As the profile of disability sport has risen, so has the emphasis grown beyond participation to include the development of a high performance environment. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaches and coaching in facilitating the professionalisation of disability sport,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge

  • Sport Governance

    An introduction

    By Neil King

    Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Managing Intercollegiate Athletics

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel Covell, Sharianne Walker

    This practical, comprehensive book combines solid theoretical concepts with relevant examples, extensive factual information, and important insider perspectives to help prepare students who are interested in pursuing a career in collegiate athletics management. The authors' in-depth discussions…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • Learning in Sports Coaching

    Theory and Application

    Edited by Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom, Paul Potrac

    The facilitation of learning is a central feature of coaches’ and coach educators’ work. Coaching students and practitioners are, as a result, being expected to give increasing levels of thought towards how they might help to develop the knowledge and practical skills of others. Learning in Sports…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge

  • Advances in Coach Education and Development

    From research to practice

    Edited by Wayne Allison, Andrew Abraham, Andy Cale

    This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

  • Positive Youth Development through Sport

    second edition

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth…

    Paperback – 2016-03-29
    Routledge

  • Cooperative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity

    A Practical Introduction

    By Ben Dyson, Ashley Casey

    This book introduces Cooperative Learning as a research-informed, practical way of engaging children and young people in lifelong physical activity.  Written by authors with over 40 years’ experience as teachers and researchers, it addresses the practicalities of using Cooperative Learning in the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08
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  • Strength Training for Soccer

    By Bram Swinnen

    Strength and power are key elements of soccer performance. A stronger player can sprint faster, jump higher, change direction more quickly and kick the ball harder. Strength Training for Soccer introduces the science of strength training for soccer. Working from a sound evidence-base, it explains…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01
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  • Out in Sport

    The experiences of openly gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport

    By Eric Anderson, Rory Magrath, Rachael Bullingham

    Research has shown that since the turn of the millennia, matters have rapidly improved for gays and lesbians in sport. Where gay and lesbian athletes were merely tolerated a decade ago, today they are celebrated. This book represents the most comprehensive examination of the experiences of gays…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
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  • Nonlinear Pedagogy in Skill Acquisition

    An Introduction

    By Jia Yi Chow, Keith Davids, Chris Button, Ian Renshaw

    Nonlinear pedagogy is a powerful paradigm for understanding human movement and for designing effective teaching, coaching and training programs in sport, exercise and physical education. It addresses the inherent complexity in the learning of movement skills, viewing the learner, the learning…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
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  • Youth Development in Football

    Lessons from the world’s best academies

    By Mark Nesti, Chris Sulley

    The identification and development of talented young players has become a central concern of football clubs at all levels of the professional game, as well as for national and international governing bodies. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey and assessment of youth development…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

  • Sponsorship in Marketing

    Effective Communication through Sports, Arts and Events

    By T. Bettina Cornwell

    Sponsorship of sports, arts or events can be a powerful form of marketing communication for businesses and organizations. This book introduces the fundamentals of sponsorship-linked marketing, helping the reader to understand how sponsorship can be planned, executed and measured. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
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  • Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

    Contemporary issues

    Edited by Zoe Knowles, David Gilbourne, Brendan Cropley, Lindsey Dugdill

    Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
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  • Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes

    Science and application

    Edited by Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

    Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation

    Edited by Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Natalie Walker

    Athletes routinely use psychological skills and interventions for performance enhancement but, perhaps surprisingly, not always to assist in recovery from injury. This book demonstrates the ways in which athletes and practitioners can transfer psychological skills to an injury and rehabilitation…

    Paperback – 2013-04-03
    Routledge

  • Talent Identification and Development in Sport

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Joseph Baker, Steve Cobley, Jörg Schorer

    Identifying talent in athletes and developing that ability to its fullest potential is a central concern of sport scientists, sports coaches and sports policy makers. This book offers a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge in talent identification and development in sport, from the…

    Paperback – 2011-08-10
    Routledge

Top 20 Course Textbooks

  • Sport Coaching Concepts

    A framework for coaching practice, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Cushion

    Coaching is a vital factor for success in sport at all levels. Sport Coaching Concepts offers a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical issues that underpin sport coaching practice. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, it explains why a conceptual approach to sport coaching is more…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Sport Consumer Behaviour

    Marketing Strategies

    By Daniel C. Funk, Kostas Alexandris, Heath McDonald

    All successful marketing strategies in sport or events must take into account the complex behaviour of consumers. This book offers a complete introduction to consumer behaviour in sport and events, combining theory and cutting-edge research with practical guidance and advice to enable students and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge

  • Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

    Edited by Ian Jeffreys, Jeremy Moody

    An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Human Motor Development

    A Lifespan Approach

    By V. Gregory Payne, Larry D. Isaacs

    The new edition of this classic text has been streamlined and thoroughly updated, but it still reflects the authors' philosophy that motor development is an interactive process that continues across the lifespan. Human motor development is strongly influenced by the cognitive, social-emotional, and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01
    Routledge

  • Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

    Integrating Medicine and Science for Performance Solutions

    Edited by David Joyce, Daniel Lewindon

    World-class rehabilitation of the injured athlete integrates best practice in sports medicine and physical therapy with training and conditioning techniques based on cutting-edge sports science. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sports injury and rehabilitation professionals, strength and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge

  • Understanding Sports Coaching

    The Pedagogical, Social and Cultural Foundations of Coaching Practice

    By Tania G. Cassidy, Robyn L. Jones, Paul A. Potrac

    Every successful sports coach knows that good teaching and social practices are just as important as expertise in sport skills and tactics. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Understanding Sports Coaching is still the only introduction to theory and practice in sports coaching to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-26
    Routledge

  • Financial Management in the Sport Industry

    2nd Edition

    By Matthew T Brown, Daniel Rascher, Mark S Nagel, Chad Mcevoy

    Financial Management in the Sport Industry provides readers with an understanding of sport finance and the importance of sound financial management in the sport industry. It begins by covering finance basics and the tools and techniques of financial quantification, using current industry examples…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
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  • Onderzoeksmethoden voor Sportstudies

    3e druk, 3rd Edition

    By Ian Jones, Tom Robinson

    Onderzoeksmethoden voor Sportstudies is een veelomvattend, toegankelijk en praktisch tekstboek. Het biedt een complete basis in kwalitatieve en kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden voor sportstudies studenten. Het boek omvat een stapsgewijze begeleiding vanaf het ontwerpen van een onderzoeksproject tot…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge

  • Psychology of Physical Activity

    Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions, 3rd Edition

    By Stuart J. H. Biddle, Nanette Mutrie, Trish Gorely

    The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern…

    Paperback – 2015-02-06
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Sport Marketing

    Second edition

    By Aaron C.T. Smith, Bob Stewart

    Introduction to Sport Marketing is an accessible and engaging introduction to key concepts and best practice in sport marketing. Aimed at students with little or no prior knowledge of marketing, the book outlines a step-by-step framework for effective sport marketing, from conducting market…

    Paperback – 2015-01-06
    Routledge
    Sport Management Series

  • Sport Management

    Principles and Applications, 4th Edition

    By Russell Hoye, Aaron C.T. Smith, Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart

    Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Sport Management: Principles and Applications introduces the sport industry and examines the role of the state, non-profit and professional sectors in sport. It focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting…

    Paperback – 2015-01-06
    Routledge
    Sport Management Series

  • Research Methods for Sports Studies

    Third Edition

    By Ian Jones

    Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a…

    Paperback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Sports Marketing

    A Strategic Perspective, 5th edition

    By Matthew D. Shank, Mark R. Lyberger

    Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every…

    Paperback – 2014-11-21
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Exercise

    Integrating Theory and Practice, 4th Edition

    By Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Steven J. Petruzzello

    The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice, fourth edition, continues to weave together theory, research, application, and interventions to provide readers with a solid foundation in exercise psychology. In this comprehensive, accessible, book, the authors apply prominent theories…

    Paperback – 2014-05-21
    Routledge

  • Motor Learning and Control for Practitioners

    3rd Edition

    By Cheryl A. Coker

    Motor Learning & Control for Practitioners, with Online Labs, Third Edition, is a reader-friendly text that balances theoretical concepts and their applications. Its practical approach and wide range of examples and teaching tools help readers build a solid foundation for assessing performance;…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
    Routledge

  • Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science

    A Guide for Students

    By Mike Price

    Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science: A guide for students provides a comprehensive overview of what should be contained within each section of a scientific report, and clearly explains how it should be presented. Written in a friendly and engaging style, it guides the reader…

    Paperback – 2013-01-18
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  • Sport and Exercise Science

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Dean A. Sewell, Philip Watkins, Murray Griffin

    Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad-based foundation in the major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping undergraduate students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Exercise Science

    4th Edition

    Edited by Terry J. Housh, Dona J. Housh, Glen O. Johnson

    The fourth edition of this book is designed to introduce students to the many areas of study and possible professions in the field of exercise science, whether in an academic setting, at a fitness or sport venue, or in an organization such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.…

    Paperback – 2012-07-01
    Routledge

  • Physical Activity and Health

    The Evidence Explained, 2nd Edition

    By Adrianne E. Hardman, David J. Stensel

    Physical Activity and Health explains clearly, systematically and in detail the relationships between physical activity, health and disease, and examines the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of important conditions. Now in a fully updated and revised edition,…

    Paperback – 2009-05-18
    Routledge

  • The Sport and Fitness Sector

    An Introduction

    Edited by Ben Oakley, Martin Rhys

    Sport and fitness has become a key contemporary industry. Those working within the sector are now expected to demonstrate greater expertise and professional competence than ever before. The Sport and Fitness Sector: An Introduction is a vital resource for all students of sport, leisure and fitness…

    Paperback – 2008-04-02
    Routledge

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