Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Nicholas L. Holt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136660665
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Genre: Education

Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing every age and phase of engagement. The book explores key models of engagement from around the world, as well as specific areas of research that will help the reader understand this important topic. In adopting a lifespan approach, the book pays particular attention to sport and physical activity during childhood and adolescence as well as transitions into adulthood, the developmental periods when participation in sport and physical activity are most likely to decline. Understanding more about participation during these early years is important for sustaining participation during adulthood. The book also addresses issues relating to sport and physical activity during adulthood, across a range of different populations, while a final section examines sport and physical activity among older adults, an often overlooked, but growing segment of society in this context. Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity is important reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in teacher education, sport and coaching science, and for health promoters, coaches, teachers and relevant bodies and organizations in sport and education. This book is published in partnership with ICSSPE, and is part of the Perspectives series

Sport Health and Drugs

Author: Ivan Waddington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135803766
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our preconceptions of what sport is, and to examine, in as detached a manner as possible, the way in which the world of sport actually functions. This fully updated edition of Ivan Waddington’s classic introduction to drugs in sport examines the key terms and key issues in sport, drugs and performance and is designed to help new students explore these controversial subjects, now so central to the study of modern sport. The book addresses topics such as: the emergence of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use the development of an objective, sociological understanding sports law, policy and administration WADA, NGB’s and the sporting federations case studies of football and cycling the case of sports medicine. An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning is a landmark work in sports studies. Using interview transcripts, case studies and press cuttings to ground theory in reality, students and lecturers alike will find this an immensely readable and enriching resource.

Sport in Society

Author: Jay J. Coakley
Publisher: Times Mirror Magazine
ISBN: UCSC:32106010711882
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Sports

SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

Sports in Society

Author: Jay J. Coakley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072556579
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports

SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

Sport Leadership in the 21st Century

Author: John F. Borland
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449690878
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Sports Leadership in the 21st Century provides students with the most current and comprehensive understanding of leadership in sport management. Authored and contributed by leading sport management researchers and practitioners, this text immerses students in the learning process through case studies, interviews with leaders in the sport industry, critical thinking questions, and rich content. Chapters have been developed to provide the latest research to help young professionals and sport management students become leaders in different areas of sport. This text is appropriate for courses in Sport Leadership and Management within the departments of Sport Management, Health, Recreation, Business, Physical Education, and Kinesiology. In addition, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the accreditation agency for sport management academic programs, includes leadership as one of the competencies that sport management programs need for accreditation approval. This text helps to fulfill the leadership knowledge competency required for sport management education. Key Features of Sports Leadership in the 21st Century include: Written and contributed by well-known leaders in the field. Case studies addressing key leadership topics covered in each chapter, and include related discussion questions Interviews with current practitioners included in each chapter Discussion questions included in end-of-chapter material Instructor resouces include Test Banks and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Sports in Society Issues and Controversies

Author: Coakley, Jay J
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN: 0070914761
Release Date: 2003-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

The Humanistic Coach

Author: Bennett John Lombardo
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: UVA:X001117071
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Education


Sport psychology

Author: Richard H. Cox
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0697013405
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Sports & Recreation