Sports & Leisure Textbooks New textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year

We are proud to present our Sports & Leisure textbook catalogue! Browse our selection of titles designed for the classroom and focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding fields.

Click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas. Instructors who are interested in a text are invited to request a complimentary exam copy. Just click on the 'Request Inspection Copy' link and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information.

To see the rest of our Sports and Leisure studies books, please visit www.routledge.com/sport.

  • Coaching for Sports Performance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy Baghurst

    Coaching for Sports Performance provides a practical overview of the many disciplines necessary to be an effective coach. Using experts from across the sports science fields, this book teaches readers the core concepts in a practical, easy to understand style, separated into four sections. Part I…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Skill Acquisition in Sport

    Research, Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Nicola J. Hodges, A. Mark Williams

    Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the field. Fully revised, updated and restructured, the third edition integrates theory and practice, and provides more material…

    Hardback – 2019-11-18 
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Exercise

    Integrating Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

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

    Now in its fifth edition, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is the ideal resource for undergraduate courses devoted to the study of exercise behavior. Following the success of previous editions, this book successfully integrates theoretical principles and the latest…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning

    Pathways to Superior Performance, 1st Edition

    By Ian Jeffreys

    This book takes a radically different approach to the challenge of coaching in strength and conditioning. In doing so, it addresses many of the paradoxes of strength and conditioning, providing new perspectives that shed light on to the many questions that challenge coaches. Rather than focusing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge

  • Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by A. Mark Williams, Robin C. Jackson

    The ability to anticipate and make accurate decisions in a timely manner is fundamental to high-level performance in sport. This is the first book to identify the underlying science behind anticipation and decision making in sport, enhancing our scientific understanding of these phenomena…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge

  • The Constraints-Led Approach

    Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design, 1st Edition

    By Ian Renshaw, Keith Davids, Daniel Newcombe, Will Roberts

    For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations

    A Multilevel Perspective, 4th Edition

    By George B. Cunningham

    Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which people differ—including race, gender, age, mental and physical ability, appearance, religion, sexual orientation, and social class—and the importance of these…

    Paperback – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Managing Sport Organizations

    Responsibility for performance, 4th Edition

    By Daniel Covell, Sharianne Walker, Curt Hamakawa

    Now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Managing Sport Organizations introduces the fundamentals of sport management across every industry sector, from youth and intercollegiate sport to professional leagues. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it covers every key topic, issue…

    Paperback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge

  • Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Grimshaw, Michael Cole, Adrian Burden, Neil Fowler

    This is the clearest and most straightforward biomechanics textbook currently available. By breaking down the challenging subject of sport and exercise biomechanics into short thematic sections, it enables students to grasp each topic quickly and easily, and provides lecturers with a flexible…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14
    Garland Science

  • Physical Activity

    A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Draper, Gareth Stratton

    Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

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