Sports in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

Success on the Field and in Life

Author: Robert S. Griffin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275961275

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 158

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An investigation of the role of sports in the process of healthy maturation from childhood through adolescence, this invaluable resource helps parents make informed decisions about their children's involvement in sports. Griffin also explains effective parenting techniques for those whose children are involved in athletics. This book is also highly useful and thought-provoking reading for professionals, including educators, coaches, and counselors.
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Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches

Developing Champions in Sports and Life

Author: Ronald E. Smith,Frank L. Smoll

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442217162

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

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Today, more than 68 million children and adolescents participate in sport programs in the United States. Yet despite the growth and popularity of highly-organized athletic competition, controversy still swirls around the role that adults, particularly coaches, play in the world of youth sports. Coaches not only occupy a critical leadership position in the athletic setting, but their influence can extend into other areas of life as well. Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches is a practical “how-to” guide that helps coaches use their leadership role to achieve optimal benefits for young athletes, both on and off the field/court.It is designed to help coaches create rewarding experiences for young athletes and provides specific behavioral guidelines that have proven to have positive, and lasting, effects. The authors address a wide range of everyday concerns including motivation, stress reduction, psychological skills, relations with parents, legal responsibilities, and other areas of importance to both coaches and athletes. Using clear examples and real stories, they help coaches hone their own skills so they can bring out the best in their young competitors – in sports and in life. No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.
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Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

Author: Andy Smith,Ivan Waddington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136464964

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process. This book focuses on ten pieces of research that have made a distinctive and valuable contribution to the study of sport. For each one the author of that research explains how the project was conducted and the issues that they faced. In addition, each piece of research has a commentary from a leading sport scholar outlining why it is regarded as being an important contribution to the discipline of sport studies and how that research can inform studies being carried out today. Contributors to the book describe how in their own real life research projects, they initially conceptualized and defined their research projects secured funding and/or sponsorship from relevant bodies handled enforced changes to the research plans confronted/overcame obstacles presented by outside bodies managed inter-personal/emotional relationships in the research encounter managed possible threats to their personal safety or physical integrity managed good luck, bad luck and serendipitous findings dealt with favourable and hostile media reaction to research findings. Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies enables students and researchers to develop a more realistic understanding of what the research process actually involves. It charts the development of key research projects in sport and should be essential reading for any sport research methods course.
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The Sociology of Sports

An Introduction, 2d ed.

Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

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In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports’ significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information—such as statistics on player and owner salaries—and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of “sportsmanship.” The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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School Sport Psychology

Perspectives, Programs, and Procedures

Author: Charles A Maher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135792879

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Find out how—and why—sports can help you better understand your students Because participation in sports is an integral part of the educational experience for students in both public and private schools, it’s essential that school psychologists and counselors have a solid foundation to help ensure the well-being of student-athletes. School Sport Psychology is a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field with guidelines for school psychologists who want to gain a better understanding of sport psychology to extend their skills and enhance their effectiveness. The book presents perspectives, programs, and procedures for working with administrators and coaches to help students develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. School Sport Psychology examines the practical interfaces between school and sport psychology, with an emphasis on parent and family involvement. Contributors representing sport psychology, school psychology, and clinical and community disciplines examine the theory, research, and practice of sport psychology and how its evolution parallels the development of school psychology. The book addresses the benefits and risks of using sport to promote the development of self-esteem, identity, and feelings of competence in students. School Sport Psychology examines: evidence-based sport psychology programs, including GOALS, ATLAS, and ATHENA a case study of the design and implementation of a sport psychology program in an urban high school the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs among high school student-athletes the use and abuse of steroids eating disorders among high school student-athletes a systems-oriented method of school/sport psychology assessment and intervention program planning and evaluation framework the knowledge and skills needed to work in sport psychology and much more School Sport Psychology is an essential professional resource for psychologists, counselors, and health service providers.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Sports and athletes

opposing viewpoints

Author: Laura K. Egendorf

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737700572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 203

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Presents articles reflecting a range of viewpoints on various aspects of sports, including the use of drugs, racial discrimination, and sexual equality
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Modern sports ethics

a reference handbook

Author: Angela Lumpkin

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: 9781598841978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

View: 1099

From the Publisher: An examination of both ethical and unethical behaviors in sports designed to help readers analyze the notion that participating in sports builds character. Is it possible to teach lasting values through sports? With coverage that explores the origins of sports, ethical theories as applied to sports, and key moral issues affecting sports throughout history to the present day, Modern Sports Ethics: A Reference Handbook surveys the realm of athletics and its potential as an arena for character development.
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Professional Ethics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Professional ethics

Page: N.A

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Excavating Readers

Finding Middle School Boys' Literacies in a Permeable Language Arts Classroom

Author: Sean Kottke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boys

Page: 440

View: 7868

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Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309288037

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, confusion and controversy persist in many areas. Currently, diagnosis is based primarily on the symptoms reported by the individual rather than on objective diagnostic markers, and there is little empirical evidence for the optimal degree and duration of physical rest needed to promote recovery or the best timing and approach for returning to full physical activity. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents. This report recommends actions that can be taken by a range of audiences - including research funding agencies, legislatures, state and school superintendents and athletic directors, military organizations, and equipment manufacturers, as well as youth who participate in sports and their parents - to improve what is known about concussions and to reduce their occurrence. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth finds that while some studies provide useful information, much remains unknown about the extent of concussions in youth; how to diagnose, manage, and prevent concussions; and the short- and long-term consequences of concussions as well as repetitive head impacts that do not result in concussion symptoms. The culture of sports negatively influences athletes' self-reporting of concussion symptoms and their adherence to return-to-play guidance. Athletes, their teammates, and, in some cases, coaches and parents may not fully appreciate the health threats posed by concussions. Similarly, military recruits are immersed in a culture that includes devotion to duty and service before self, and the critical nature of concussions may often go unheeded. According to Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, if the youth sports community can adopt the belief that concussions are serious injuries and emphasize care for players with concussions until they are fully recovered, then the culture in which these athletes perform and compete will become much safer. Improving understanding of the extent, causes, effects, and prevention of sports-related concussions is vitally important for the health and well-being of youth athletes. The findings and recommendations in this report set a direction for research to reach this goal.
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Your Active Child

How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development Through Age-appropriate Activity

Author: Rae Pica

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071405584

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 243

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A parents guide to protecting children from the poles of lethargy and hyperactivity discusses the dangers of both "couch potato" and "SuperKid," and urges moderation and good sense when planning activities for children. Original.
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Good Sports

The Concerned Parent's Guide to Competitive Youth Sports

Author: Rick Wolff

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781571670489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 151

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The purpose of this book was to accomplish one simple goal: to allow children of all ages to fully embrace and enjoy the wonder, challenge, and fun of playing sports. Teaching, coaching, motivating, and winning at sports are all fine for kids, but most important of all, kids want to have fun. As you go through this book, you will see lots of situations readily recognisable from your own experience. Ideally, some of the thoughts and suggestions here will help you and your family cope with the realities of competitive sports for young people. At the very least they will get you thinking about sports in your community, and whether or not those sports leagues are doing the best they can for your children.
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Primary Care Sports Medicine: Updates and Advances, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine - E-Book

Author: Dilaawar J. Mistry,John M. MacKnight

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712159

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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In this issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, guest editors Dilaawar Mistry and John MacKnight have developed a team of experts to review updates and advances in Primary Care Sports Medicine, focusing on those areas that are recently and/or rapidly changing in the sports medicine world. Topics in this issue include common infectious conditions, pulmonary disorders, cardiac screening – pros and cons, pharmacy, neuropsychiatric considerations, recent advances in the management of eating disorders and female athlete triad, iron and nutritional issues, sickle cell, the international athlete, and Attention Deficit Disorder in athletes.
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Movies On Paper !

Author: Dionne Fields

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557049032

Category:

Page: 102

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Movies on Paper! Coming soon to a shelf near you.My book fans always ask me, what are movies on paper? Well the big screens in Hollywood always make movies and box office hits from books.So I decided to reverse and create beautiful movies on paper.To see all the movies I personal publish and written on paper.Visit my Movies on Paper book store today. www.selfpublish.webs.com
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