Sporting a new perspective in children's sports will take dedication on everyone's part. Start with trying to change one small aspect first, such as being ...
Author: Jennifer Thiebaut
Category: Sports & Recreation
The idea for this book came from a desire to help people recognize that children's sports were becoming too negative. I have coached and attended many children's soccer, basketball, and softball games. I couldn't help but notice the tension and frustration of the parents and other coaches. They vented their frustration on the young players by yelling instructions and criticisms, hoping it would produce better results. As an athlete myself, I remember the negative effect that this kind of behavior had on my teammates and me. I wanted to remind people that if we show children love and respect in their athletic efforts, the experience will be a positive one for everyone involved. In this book, I will take you through several personal experiences in sports and share with you what I have learned from them.
A New Look at Performance-Enhancing Drugs Rob Beamish ... First, one can see how sports were transformed from their agrarian traditions to a more urban form ...
Author: Rob Beamish
Category: Sports & Recreation
Sports fans or not, readers will be fascinated by this revealing examination of the pressures leading to the widespread use of steroids in sport and the negative, unintended consequences of their ban. • A comprehensive history of steroid use in Olympic sport and the policy decisions related to their proscription
A new perspective such as this may hold specific relevance for consumer research, especially in relation to specific domains such as, for instance, ...
Author: Francesco Raggiotto
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Business & Economics
This book explores the consumption behaviour of ‘extreme’ athletes from a quantitative perspective. Extreme sports are a multi-billion-dollar industry. The behaviour of athletes who participate in them differs from the majority of consumers in that they voluntarily seek out risky and dangerous situations that other consumers actively avoid. It has therefore been suggested that these consumer-athletes may have a unique psychology in this regard. The book adopts a novel approach based on established psychological theories concerning the behaviour of extreme individuals, applying and translating them into marketing research and practice. It discusses how specific psychological drivers impact the consumption behaviour of consumer-athletes and a variety of marketing-relevant outcomes. By demonstrating that extreme consumers are characterized by a unique psychology that leads them to act and think differently, this book offers scholars deeper insights into consumer behaviour, while also helping practitioners target this lucrative marketing segment more effectively.
The sports development potential of sports event volunteering: Insights from the ... A psychological contract perspective on the role of expectations and ...
Author: Berit Skirstad
Category: Sports & Recreation
The book highlights ‘new perspectives’ on volunteerism in sport, covering frameworks, methods, context and variables on several levels from community sport clubs to international events. In analysing the processes of control within voluntary sport clubs, a new theoretical framework – critical realism (CR) – challenges how we think about theory and how scientific inquiry should proceed. Further themes raised are: Should sports clubs be viewed as a crossing between a traditional volunteer culture dominated by collective solidarity, and a modern volunteer culture focused on the individual benefits? Are former athletes a new group of possible volunteers? Can personal narratives of experiences of being a volunteer in a big international event provide us with new insight that has not previously been considered? Identity is suggested as a motive for understanding volunteers at sporting events. Two new theoretical models are presented, one on the development of volunteer commitment and the other on a framework that incorporates both individual- and institutional-level variables. All chapters have recommendations for future research. The testing of these theories and influencing factors will provide new directions in the research of sport volunteerism. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Sport Management Quarterly.
This chapter defines how to approach the Small-Scale Sporting Events and to ... are creating new problems for how one could still be in a physical state ...
Author: Fotiadis, Anestis
Publisher: IGI Global
Although there is significant research on large events that take place within athletics, small-scale events are largely ignored, in part due to the lack of press that they generate. However, these events require planning and preparation in the same way that larger sporting events do. This disparity between the effort that goes into the event and the attention the event draws allows for a gap in strategy or information available to those planning smaller scale athletic events. Principles and Practices of Small-Scale Sport Event Management is a cutting-edge reference publication that examines the successful organization and planning of small-scale sporting events. Featuring a wide range of topics such as community engagement, event planning, and sports management, this book is ideal for event planners, sports managers, marketers, academicians, practitioners, industry professionals, researchers, event organizers/coordinators, and students.
A new perspective on Sacrifice To achieve the next level of athletic performance requires a greater sacrifice than to maintain the one that you currently ...
Author: Lee Ness
Publisher: Lee Ness
Category: Sports & Recreation
To reach the top in sport takes something special, but as well as talent you also need the right approach, the right mindset, the right plan. Lee Ness’ Sports Motivation Master Plan helps you create your own route map to success. From picking your dream and learning from the greats through getting motivated and dealing with obstacles, the Master Plan is there for you no matter what your sport. If you want to be the best in your sport, no matter what it is, then you need the Sports Motivation Master Plan. What people are saying about The Sports Motivation master Plan"The Sports Motivation Master Plan by Lee Ness is a book I wish I had been able to get my hands on as a developing athlete. Through the book, Lee provides advice on a wide variety of topics that will be useful to developing athletes, their parents, and their coaches. Right from the beginning, Lee provides a framework for selecting a sporting goal, and then discusses how to achieve this goal. The book looks in depth at how to get the best out of yourself through a range of physical and mental techniques, including an in-depth discussion of "The Zone" and how to get there, how to turn weaknesses into strengths, and mind games. Essential reading for anyone that wants to reach their sporting potential.” - Craig Pickering, Olympic Sprinter “Lee Ness’ book, "The Sports Motivation Master Plan", fills the gap between coach and parent, helping young athletes and their parents understand what they need to do to reach the top of their sport. In a way, it's a route map to success. If you are interested in performing at the highest level, I highly recommend "The Sports Motivation Master Plan”" - Jimson Lee, SpeedEndurance.com "Lee draws on his experiences and with chapters such as motivation, sacrifice, self-evaluation and turning your weaknesses into strengths, the book is effectively an action pan for success." - Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
New perspectives and practical strategies Miguel Nery, Carlos Neto, António Rosado, Peter K. Smith. Ólafsson, K. (Ed.). (2006). Sports, Media and ...
Author: Miguel Nery
Based on an extensive national research project with global relevance, this pioneering volume draws on unique data on bullying in youth sports training collected from both athletes and coaches using a variety of methodological approaches. Nery, Neto, Rosado and Smith use this research to establish a baseline of the prevalence of bullying among young male athletes, offering evidence-based strategies for prevention and providing a solid theoretical basis for the development of anti-bullying intervention programs. Bullying in Youth Sports Training explores how often bullying occurs, how long it lasts, where and when bullying takes place, the coping strategies used by victims, and the individual roles of victims, bystanders and bullies. It provides new insights into theories of youth sport bullying and highlights the particular characteristics specific to bullying in sport. The backgrounds of bullies and victims are also explored, as well as the consequences and practical implications of sustained bullying. The book provides both theoretical and practical approaches to bullying in youth sport training, providing anti-bullying guidelines based on the results of the research. The book is essential reading for scholars and students in child development and sport sciences as well as sports coaches and professionals in mental health, education and social work.
This book explores the interrelationships between nations, regions and states in the landscape of contemporary international sport, focusing on identity.
Author: Jim O'Brien
Sport can be a vehicle for the expression of identity, and also a factor in the shaping of identity. This book explores the complex interrelationships between nations, regions and states in the landscape of contemporary international sport, with a particular focus on identity. Exploring important themes such as the geopolitics of sports events, contested identities, and ownership of sport and its impact on sporting cultures, the book presents contemporary and historical cases from around the world, including football in a divided Ireland; sport and the anti-Apartheid movement; Chinese sporting nationalism and soft power; and the role of sport media in the shaping of Catalan identity. This is an important resource for students and researchers working in Sports Studies, Sports Journalism, Sports Management Studies, Sports Marketing, Football Studies, Sport and Identity Studies, Sociology of Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.
At the same time, many of the world second, third sports brands have entered the Chinese ... the development of China's sports industry a new perspective.
Author: Honghua Tan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume contains 108 selected papers presented at the 2012 international conference on Technology for Education and Learning (ICTEL 2012), Macau, China, March 1-2, 2012. The conference brought together researchers working in various different areas of Technology for Education and Learning with a main emphasis on technology for business and economy in order to foster international collaborations and exchange of new ideas. This proceedings book has its focus on Technology for Economy, Finance and Education representing some of the major subareas presented at the conference.
Without question when we view the issue from a global perspective, ... exist- ing practice should be used to bring new perspectives on sports chaplaincy to ...
Author: Andrew Parker
This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK, US, Australia and Continental Europe, as well as chaplains and sport psychologists working in elite and amateur sport and those involved in teaching pastoral theology. Providing a rich and informative source of knowledge and inspiration for practitioners, athletes, academics and those interested in the general relationship between sport and faith, contributors also address the provision of sports chaplaincy at sporting mega-events, including the Olympic Games. This much needed overview of chaplaincy provision in sport across a range of national and international contexts and settings, including both catholic and protestant perspectives, is the first collection of its kind to bring together leading scholars in sports chaplaincy with a view to providing professional accreditation and training amidst the fast-emerging field of sports theology.
The second part of the book, 'Sport Corporations at Play. Doing Business in Sports: Who's Added Value?', offers new perspectives on the way today's sport is ...
Author: Barbara Segaert
Category: Sports & Recreation
The call for sport organizations and organizers to take up social responsibilities is reflected in a wide variety of sport-related practices. This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings, such as promoting local community-building by sport. Social constructions of peace, integration and managing diversity are studied from the perspective of sport and play, and the power position of global sport organizations with corporate features is discussed from the perspectives of good governance, legal issues and fair trade. Referring to Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, this book contributes to the discussion on the rising power position and the social responsibilities of sports and sport organizations. It is a valuable contribution to the understanding of interconnections between sport and society for students in sociology, policy and politics of sport, for sport leaders, and for policy and decision-makers in sport.
This new perspective is distinctly different from most of the rationales for building stadiums featured in this book. The stadium would not provide the area ...
Author: Brett L. Abrams
Category: Sports & Recreation
Politics is nothing new to Washington, D.C., even in the arena marked with base paths and outfield grass. The stadium for the expansion Washington Nationals baseball team cost over $600 million and while opponents decried the waste of taxpayer money, supporters promised the stadium would stimulate economic development. Land swaps, closed-door deals, and valuable parking-lot strategies were as complex as any game plan employed on the diamond. The district’s past stadiums, tracks and Olympics facilities are archived and described in this history, along with their political backdrops. The book features numerous drawings and photographs.
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Author: Joel Nathan Rosen
Category: Sports & Recreation
"This volume provides an analysis of the nature of competition in contemporary American sport. This work traces American sport from American culture to the influence of the 1960s counterculture and the resulting rise of a post-Cold War ethos that continues to reinterpret competitiveness as a relic of a misbegotten past and anathema to American life"--Provided by publisher.
... research into the experiences of extreme sport participants has the potential to contribute valuable new insights to the field of sport psychology.
Author: Eric Brymer
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Extreme sports, those activities that lie on the outermost edges of independent adventurous leisure activities, where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death, have developed into a significant worldwide phenomenon (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017a). Extreme sport activities are continually evolving, typical examples include BASE (an acronym for Buildings, Antennae, Span, Earth) jumping and related activities such as proximity flying, extreme skiing, big wave surfing, waterfall kayaking, rope free solo climbing and high-level mountaineering. While participant numbers in many traditional team and individual sports such as golf, basketball and racket sports have declined over the last decade or so, participant numbers in so called extreme sports have surged. Although extreme sports are still assumed to be a Western pastime, there has been considerable Global uptake. Equally, the idea that adventure sports are only for the young is also changing as participation rates across the generations are growing. For example, baby boomers are enthusiastic participants of adventure sports more generally (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017b; Patterson, 2002) and Generation Z turn to extreme sports because they are popular and linked to escapism (Giannoulakis & Pursglove, 2017). Arguably, extreme sports now support a multi-billion dollar industry and the momentum seems to be intensifying. Traditional explanations for why extreme sports have become so popular are varied. For some, the popularity is explained as the desire to rebel against a society that is becoming too risk averse, for others it is about the spectacle and the merchandise that is associated with organised activities and athletes. For others it is just that there are a lot of people attracted by risk and danger or just want to show off. For others still it is about the desire to belong to sub-cultures and the glamour that goes with extreme sports. Some seek mastery in their chosen activity and in situations of significant challenges. This confusion is unfortunate as despite their popularity there is still a negative perception about extreme sports participation. There is a pressing need for clarity. The dominant research perspective has focused on positivist theory-driven perspectives that attempt to match extreme sports against predetermined characteristics. For the most part empirical research has conformed to predetermined societal perspectives. Other ways of knowing might reveal more nuanced perspectives of the human dimension of extreme sport participation. This special edition brings together cutting-edge research and thought examining psychology and extreme sports, with particular attention payed to the examination of motivations for initial participation, continued participation, effective performance, and outcomes from participation. References Brymer, E. & Schweitzer, R. (2017a) Phenomenology and the extreme sports experience, NY, Routledge. Brymer, E, & Schweitzer, R, D. (2017b) Evoking the Ineffable: The phenomenology of extreme sports, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice 4(1):63-74 Giannoulakis, C., & Pursglove, L., K., (2017) Evolution of the Action Sport Setting. In S.E. Klein Ed. Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines. Lexington Books, London. 128-146 Patterson, I. (2002) Baby Boomers and Adventure Tourism: The Importance of Marketing the Leisure Experience, World Leisure Journal, 44:2, 4-10, DOI: 10.1080/04419057.2002.9674265
... Chinese culture.117 Looking at Zhang's life and career provides a new perspective on Christina Gilmartin's well—known description of female activists.
Author: Yunxiang Gao
Publisher: UBC Press
Sporting Gender is the first book to explore the rise to fame of female athletes in China in the early twentieth century. Gao shows how these women coped with the conflicting demands of nationalist causes, unwanted male attention, and modern fame, arguing that the athletic female form helped to create a new ideal of modern womanhood in China. This book brings vividly to life the histories of these women and demonstrates how intertwined they were with the aims of the state and the needs of society.
Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women's Sport Jennifer ... a new perspective associated with a more vigorous and uncluttered image.
Author: Jennifer Hargreaves
Category: Social Science
1994 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award An outstanding contribution to feminist analysis of sport from the nineteenth century to the present day. Jennifer Hargreaves views sport as a battle for control of the physical body and an important area for feminist intervention. Placing women at the centre of discussion, no other book is as comprehensive.
As noted youth sports expert Jay Coakley (2006) argues, “In each of these ... other domestic responsibilities imposed by a new perspective on fatherhood.
Author: Skye Arthur-Banning
Category: 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