After 40 years in football management, there's not a lot I haven't seen. Being a manager has never been easy, but between the fans and the media it often feels impossible to get it right. For one, managers used to drive up and down motorways all day to scout for players - now there's so much analysis and global scouting.
Emphasises practical theory and shows how readers can incorporate the basic skills of sport and exercise psychology into practice in three key professional areas: PE teaching and coaching, exercise instruction and fitness leadership, and sports medicine and rehabilitation.
The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them?
Reflecting on the nature and aims of scientific enquiry in the fields of exercise, health and sport, this book addresses the underlying assumptions of what shape scientific enquiries ought to take in these disciplines. It raises questions such as: Do natural and social scientists need to understand philosophy of science? Are statistics misused?
Suitable for second and third year sport psychology students, this book reviews the literature and terminology in key topic areas. It reflects the important and active areas of research in sport psychology, including motivational orientations, self confidence, coaching effectiveness, flow in sport, and sport injury.
Intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, this book covers the issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. It covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. It discusses gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality.
Offers an exploration of athletic success. This book shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components.
Brings together evidence-based knowledge from different fields. This book offers the health professional practical and evidenced-based strategies to facilitate adherence to prescribed physical activity or therapeutic exercise needed to achieve durable results in the preventative and therapeutic health care of ageing populations.
This book is designed to advance both theory and practice in the psychological preparation of high-level sports performers. The authors integrate the relevant qualitative and quantitative research literatures with practical knowledge gained via their own personal experience of working with elite athletes.
One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour. This memoir tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this coup.
Focusing on sport and exercise psychology, this book provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field and draws connections between research and practice and captures the dynamism of sport and exercise.
Focuses on the exercise and mental health relationship. This text draws from over 700 articles including approximately 250 empirical studies. It includes specific exercise 'Prescription Guidelines' for preventing or treating depression anxiety poor self-concept and more.
". raises serious and urgent questions about the relationship between sport and the configurations of power in contemporary British society, and represents an overdue and welcome intervention in the field. " Stuart Hall ". richly detailed with masses of examples of what sport is and has been in our past. " City Limits.
This book, now in paperback, provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body discipline, the negotiation of gender identities and distinction dynamics within contemporary cultures of consumption.
Uses original case studies to demonstrate the application of sport psychology across a variety of sports. Shows' real world' integration of different areas of theory and practice for performance enhancement. Each case study will demonstrate scientific and intellectual rigour, an evidence-based approach and reflective practice.
Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge
Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success.
Three major findings of cognitive science cast doubt on the past 2,500 years of Western philosophy. Lakoff and Johnson propose to rebuild philosophy from the ground up, starting from clearly known facts about the mind.
A guide for health and exercise professionals which explains the relationship between the aetiology and pathology of common conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise and activity for those groups of patients/clients. In this book, guidelines for exercise prescription are given for each patient group.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it transgresses the cultural scripts of masculinity in popular culture.
Aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in contemporary sport psychology. This book draws together reviews of research in key areas of applied sport psychology, assesses the implications of this research for practice, and explores future avenues of research within each thematic area.
Integrates basic medical concepts and related scientific information to provide a strong foundation of general athletic training practices. This title features a chapter on Psychosocial Intervention Strategies.
Helps you become fitter and stronger, achieve your goals and enjoy exercise, with proven, expert techniques. This title is full of practical tips that can improve your performance whatever your sport or level of fitness, relieve stress and reduce anxiety about life's challenges, and make exercise a habit and feel better all round.
Providing a new philosophical understanding of sport, which defines what sport essentially is and means by setting out a complete grammar of sport, treating in turn its essential elements, A Philosophy of Sport will inform, surprise and delight those who have always thought sport should be taken more seriously.
It is common for researchers in sport to make reference to Foucault or Foucauldian theory. This text offers an overview of work in this area, and explores the potential of Foucauldian theory to inform the study of sport, fitness and physical activity.
The author explores the psychosocial effects of and human community structure fostered by the CrossFit strength and conditioning exercise program by relating individuals' stories of involvement with CrossFit physical fitness communities as well as her husband's and her own experiences transforming her husband's gym into a CrossFit training center.
This personal account describes how the Hillsborough disaster unfolded; provides an insight into what was happening at South Yorkshire Police headquarters in the aftermath; and gives an objective and compassionate account of the bereaved families' long struggle for justice.
For the practicing sports medicine physician at the front line of sports cardiology, this comprehensive and authoritative resource provides a centralized source of information which addresses this important topic in an accessible manner.