Changing the Game

Author: John O'Sullivan
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781614486473
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John O’Sullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.

Athletic Administration for College High School Youth and Club Sport

Author: Dina Gentile
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284107302
Release Date: 2019-03-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The ideal text for many courses offered within the Sport Management curriculum, Athletic Administration for College, High School, Youth and Club Sport incorporates the analysis of prominent issues that administratiors are challenged to resolve in their specific sport setting. Students looking for careers outside of professional sports will learn from both the content supplied throughout the text, and through the highlighted practical case studies. Topics covered include: Role of Athletic Administrators, Facility Management, Fundraising, Risk Management, Staff Management, and more.

Youth Sports in America The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today

Author: Skye Arthur-Banning
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440843020
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by a former Olympic consultant, this authoritative book examines youth sports in America today, from the organizations and companies that dominate organized youth sports to high-profile controversies ranging from burnout and out-of-control parents to the health risks of youth football. • Examines negative influences of youth sports on families, from financial sacrifice to parental misbehavior • Discusses the benefits of playing on an organized team • Provides a historical overview of youth sports in the United States • Contains a list of resources for further study • Includes contact information on important sports-related organizations

Elite

Author: Adam D. Metz
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532603792
Release Date: 2018-10-23
Genre: Religion

Beyond an occasional sports-inspired sermon illustration, sports are generally regarded as having little relevance to the Christian faith. More often, they are viewed as a welcome and safe reprieve from politics and religion. Quietly, however, as they avoid the discerning eye of the church, sports are slowly overtaking families and overwhelming parents. Under the labels "elite," "select," and "travel," a new experience of sports has taken root in American culture demanding financial burdens, time commitments, and heightened pressures never before seen. Community leaders from various public sectors have criticized many recent trends in youth sports, but, alas, where has the church been? This new "elite" expression of youth sports is quickly building an intimidating front against the church. As church attendance declines, "elite" youth sports participation is on the rise. This book ventures into the challenging, controversial, and powerful world of youth sports. Young people participate in sports more than just about any other activity, and the church has neglected its role in providing a voice of discernment for what participating in sports should look like. Christians are desperately in need of a manifesto for helping them wrestle with the complex, exciting, and often exhausting world of youth sports.

Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology

Author: Jim Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429994630
Release Date: 2019-09-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The aim of Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology (CASP) is to challenge our field to look beyond its current status and propel applied sport psychology and mental training forward and outward with a broad and multi-layered examination of everything psychological, emotionally, and socially that the athletic community contends with in pursuit of athletic success and that sport psychologists and mental trainers do in their professional capacities. Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology is the first professional book aimed at offering a truly expansive and deep exploration of just about everything that applied sport psychologists, consultants and mental trainers do in their work. CASP plumbs the depths of the athletic mind including attitudes, psychological and emotional obstacles, mental "muscles" and mental "tools," quality of sport training, the health and well-being of athletes, and other areas that are essential to athletic success. This new volume examines not only the many ways that consultants impact athletes, but also explores their work with coaches, teams, parents, and interdisciplinary groups such as sports medicine team and sports management. The book is grounded in both the latest theory and research, thus making it a valuable part of graduate training in applied sport psychology, as well as a practical resource for consultants who work directly with athletes, coaches, teams, and parents. The goal of CASP, in collaboration with dozens of the leading minds in the field, is to create the definitive guide to what applied sport psychology and mental training are and do.