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Sports Marketing

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Sports Marketing
Sport Marketing: A Strategic Approach is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook on this subject to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every element of the marketing process should be designed and managed, from goal-setting and planning to implementation and control. Covering all the key topics in the sports marketing curriculum, including consumer behavior, market research, promotions, products, pricing, sponsorship, business ethics, technology and e-marketing, the book introduces core theory and concepts, explains best practice, and surveys the rapidly-changing, international sports business environment. Every chapter contains extensive real-world case studies and biographies of key industry figures, and challenging review exercises encourage the reader to reflect critically on their own knowledge and professional practice. Now in a fully revised and updated sixth edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective includes expanded coverage of social and digital media, analytics, and ethical issues, as well as a greater number of international cases and examples. In a new feature, successful sport marketers reflect on their careers and how they progressed in the sport marketing industry. It is an essential foundation for any sports marketing or sports business course, and an invaluable reference for any sports marketing practitioner looking to improve their professional practice. A companion website offers additional resources for instructors and students, including an instructor''s guide, test questions, presentation slides and useful weblinks.

Majak

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Majak
Born in Sudan, Majak Daw fled to Egypt with his family when he was only eight years old. When they were eventually able to make a new life for themselves in Melbourne''s south-west, Majak for the first time found where he belonged- playing footy. Drafted as a raw prospect by North Melbourne, Majak''s explosiveness and athleticism were undeniable, and when his dream of playing in the AFL came true in 2013, he became a media sensation overnight. But on top of this unprecedented scrutiny, he was expected to be a role model for migrant youth and to speak for his entire community. While from the outside Majak appeared to stand tall in the face of this pressure, as well as vicious racial vilification and crushingly bad luck with injuries, behind the scenes he was struggling. Depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and the fear of becoming a father were tearing him apart from the inside. At his wit''s end, feeling like there was nowhere else to turn, Majak made the decision to end it all by jumping off the Bolte Bridge. But his story didn''t end there. Miraculously, he survived the 25-metre plunge into the icy Yarra River. Despite suffering horrific hip and pelvis injuries, Majak had been given a second chance at life, and he was determined to make the most of it. Embarking on a brutal rehabilitation program, he defied the odds and returned to play AFL footy, including a dazzling comeback game that many had thought impossible. A true trailblazer, Majak Daw''s life is an inspiration to anyone who''s ever struggled to belong, felt oppressed or simply dared to dream big.

A Chosen Destiny

release date: May 04, 2021
A Chosen Destiny
"From a young age, Drew McIntyre dreamed of becoming WWE Champion and following in the footsteps of his heroes Stone Cold Steve Austin and Undertaker. With his parents'' support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to tiny crowds in the UK''s Butlin circuit. At age twenty-two, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as "The Chosen One" who would lead WWE into the future. With his destiny in the palm of his hands, Drew watched it all slip through his fingers. Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew''s life and career spiraled. As a surefire champ, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was fired from the company. But the WWE Universe had not seen the last of this promising athlete. Facing a crossroads, the powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre."--

Sports Psychology

release date: Mar 16, 2021
Sports Psychology
A comprehensive textbook covering fundamentals of psychology and its application and usage in sports and related activities. Sports Psychology is based on the premise that one’s participation and performance in sports is as much psychology oriented as it is a matter of physiological skill and talent. This textbook offers to build a sound groundwork in concepts and theories of psychology for their appropriate application to enhance participation in sports activities. The contents of the book will aid students, teachers, trainers, coaches as well as players to improve and maintain their performance in various sports activities. Written in a simple and user-friendly style, the textbook covers the syllabi of psychology courses on the subject as well as course curriculums of BPEd and MPEd programmes. Besides being an indispensable asset to students, the book will prove to be beneficial for coaches and sport psychologists engaging in the task of training, coaching and guiding the trainees and athletes. Key Features: • Chapters arranged to aid sequential learning and understanding of the concepts with a balanced blend of theory and practice • Traces the historical evolution of sports psychology as a subject of study and its current status and future trends • Throws light on the issues related to athletes’ mental health including anxiety, stress, frustrations and conflicts, aggression and violence, and sports injuries and their management • Content adequately illustrated with examples, case studies, boxed materials, figures and tables

Playbooks and Checkbooks

release date: May 26, 2020
Playbooks and Checkbooks
What economic rules govern sports? How does the sports business differ from other businesses? Playbooks and Checkbooks takes a fascinating step-by-step look at the fundamental economic relationships shaping modern sports. Focusing on the ways that the sports business does and does not overlap with economics, the book uncovers the core paradox at the heart of the sports industry. Unlike other businesses, the sports industry would not survive if competitors obliterated each other to extinction, financially or otherwise--without rivals there is nothing to sell. Playbooks and Checkbooks examines how this unique economic truth plays out in the sports world, both on and off the field. Noted economist Stefan Szymanski explains how modern sporting contests have evolved; how sports competitions are organized; and how economics has guided antitrust, monopoly, and cartel issues in the sporting world. Szymanski considers the motivation provided by prize money, uncovers discrepancies in players'' salaries, and shows why the incentive structure for professional athletes encourages them to cheat through performance-enhancing drugs and match fixing. He also explores how changes in media broadcasting allow owners and athletes to play to a global audience, and why governments continue to publicly fund sporting events such as the Olympics, despite almost certain financial loss. Using economic tools to reveal the complex arrangements of an industry, Playbooks and Checkbooks illuminates the world of sports through economics, and the world of economics through sports.

Machine Learning in Team Sports

Machine Learning in Team Sports
This brief highlights the application of performance analysis tools in data acquisition, and various machine learning algorithms for evaluating team performance as well as talent identification in beach soccer and sepak takraw. Numerous performance indicators and human performance parameters are considered based on their relevance to each sport. The findings presented here demonstrate that the key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters can be used in the future evaluation of team performance as well as talent identification in these sports. Accordingly, they offer a valuable resource for coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts and other relevant stakeholders involved in performance assessments.

Sport Finance

release date: Feb 28, 2019
Sport Finance
"The purpose of this text is to give a broad overview so that the reader can understand what drives the financial success or failure of any entity in the sport industry. It grounds students in foundational financial principles and concepts and demonstrates how they are applied in real-world sport management settings. This book takes practical applications a step further to encourage students to take a strategic organizational perspective to understanding sport finance. Readers will not only understand the what and how of sport finance, but also the why, creating a more valuable and accessible learning experience and better preparation for future careers. It provides readers with the basic skills needed to help raise, manage, and spend money in sport settings"--

The Sports Rules Book

release date: Dec 14, 2018
The Sports Rules Book
"The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of popular sports to sport enthusiasts and those interested in getting involved in programming multisport opportunities"--

The Best of Bacon

release date: May 03, 2018
The Best of Bacon
A treasured collection of timeless pieces written by John U. Bacon--Perfect for fans of any sport in Michigan

This Book Has Balls

release date: Oct 24, 2017
This Book Has Balls
Michael Rapaport, actor, Top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic, is here to set the world straight on the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys—while refusing to mention statistics, analytics, or anything else that isn’t pure hustle. In 1979, nine-year-old Michael Rapaport decided he was going to do whatever it took to be a pro baller. He practiced and practiced, but by the time he was fifteen, he realized there was no place for a slow, white Jewish kid in the NBA. So he found another way to channel his obsession with sports: talking trash. In This Book Has Balls, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike, that Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back, and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants—some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.

The Economics of Motorsports

release date: May 29, 2017
The Economics of Motorsports
This book, the first study of its kind, examines the economics behind motorsports, in particular Formula One. Chapters discuss the costs involved in Formula racing and how they are borne by teams, promoters and racers. The book also looks at how society, the public and the private sectors stand to benefit economically from the motorsport industry. Other issues like the economics of TV rights, sponsorship and sustainability are also addressed, again for the first time in an economics book. Moving beyond the economics of what happens off the track, the book also undertakes a serious examination of what goes in to making a winning team and what having a winning racer can do for a team’s fortunes. Mourão’s highly relevant and contemporary book also looks at how motorsport teams confront the challenges of the modern sporting world, including the changing dynamics of sports media and considers the future of Formula 1 as motorsports evolve.

Legal Aspects of Sports

release date: Feb 15, 2017
Legal Aspects of Sports
Written for courses within Sports Law, Legal Aspects of Sports, Second Edition provides a modern, case-based approach to this changing area of sports management and administration. The text provides a breadth of coverage that is specifically written for Sport Management majors who need to understand the relationship between sport administration and the law and as such provides an accessible level of detail. It urges students to think critically about course material and apply material to an in-depth study of legal aspects of sport through the use of cases to real-world scenarions and questions at the end of each chapter. The Second Edition has been reorganized to improve the flow of content and all case studies have been added to Navigate 2 to help students stay organized and prepare for class. The topic of discrimination in sports has been updated and expanded to include age, race, religion, and gender discrimination.

The Champion Mindset

release date: Feb 14, 2017
The Champion Mindset
Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born—they''re made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there''s a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer. The Champion Mindset is a much-needed and long overdue look into how to program a competitor''s mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this book aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. This book is for every athlete—from the weekend warrior, who wants to complete in his or her first 5k running race, to those who have aspirations of one day becoming Olympians and world champions. The Champion Mindset is a compendium of Zeiger''s own personal journey from struggling novice swimmer to Olympian and World Champion. Through steps including: Proper Goal Setting, Keeping it Fun, Building Your Team, Intention in Training, Improving Motivation, Promoting Self-Confidence, and Mind/Body Cohesion, among others, Zeiger uses her decades of personal experience, doctoral-level research, and professional success, to prepare readers to go all-in with their mental game.

Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law

release date: Jul 20, 2017
Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law
Principles & Practice in EU Sports Law provides an overview of EU Sports Law. In particular it assesses sporting bodies'' claims for legal autonomy from the ''ordinary law'' of states and international organisations. Sporting bodies insist on using their expertise to create a set of globally applicable rules which should not be deviated from irrespective of the territory on which they are applied. The application of the lex sportiva, which refers to the conventions that define a sport''s operation, is analysed, as well as how this is used in claims for sporting autonomy. The lex sportiva may generate conflicts with a state or international institution such as the European Union, and the motives behind sporting bodies'' claims in favour of the lex sportiva''s autonomy may be motivated by concern to uphold its integrity or to preserve commercial gain. Stephen Weatherill''s text underlines the tense relationship between lex sportiva and national and regional jurisdictions which is exemplified with specific focus on the EU. The development of EU sports law and its controversies are detailed, reinforced by the example of relevant legal principles in the context of the practice of sports law. The intellectual heart of the text endeavours to make a normative assessment of the strength of claims in favour of sporting autonomy, and the comparison between different jurisdictions and sports is evident. Furthermore the enduring dilemma facing sports lawyers running throughout the text is whether sport should be regarded as special, and in turn how (far) its special character should be granted legal recognition.

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

release date: Jan 01, 2017
The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner
Ring Lardner''s influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his groundbreaking short stories, Lardner was also the country''s best-known journalist in the 1920s and early 1930s, when his voice was all but inescapable in American newspapers and magazines. Lardner''s trenchant, observant, sly, and cynical writing style, along with a deep understanding of human foibles, made his articles wonderfully readable and his words resonate to this day. Ron Rapoport has gathered the best of Lardner''s journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era--from Jack Dempsey''s fights to the World Series and even an America''s Cup--he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner reintroduces this journalistic giant and his work and shows Lardner to be the rarest of writers: a spot-on chronicler of his time and place who remains contemporary to subsequent generations.

In the Arena

release date: Sep 01, 2016
In the Arena
We live in a sports-obsessed world. From fans wearing their favorite team’s colors to high school soccer players practicing after school, we encounter sports every day. Nothing else in our culture produces so much passion and intrigue. Such obsession, for the Christian, must produce critical reflection. How should the Christian think about sports? What does Christ have to do with athletic competition? Can sports be redeemed? In the Arena will answer these questions so that readers: Understand how the gospel of Christ shapes our understanding and enjoyment of sports. Receive practical instruction on how to use sports in parenting and discipleship. Become confident in using the arena of sports for discipleship, parenting, and recreation.

Football Management

release date: Apr 30, 2016
Football Management
Football Managers have to deal with a number of unique pressures, yet the challenges of the football manager are similar to those of managers in other sectors. This book examines the management of football and looks at ways that managers and leaders in other industries can use tools and techniques from the sporting world within their own sector.

The Best American Sports Writing 2015

release date: Oct 06, 2015
The Best American Sports Writing 2015
For twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Wright Thompson, many times included in this volume over the years, takes his turn at the helm by curating this exceptional collection. The only shared trait among these diverse pieces is the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, but collectively they tap into the pure passion that can only come from sports. And for all aspiring sports writers, says Thompson, "these selections are both road map and compass." The Best American Sports Writing 2015 includes Don Van Natta Jr., Chris Ballard, Katie Baker, Christopher Beam, Wells Tower, Seth Wickersham, Ariel Levy and others WRIGHT THOMPSON, guest editor, started his sports writing career as a student at the University of Missouri, where he covered sports for the Columbia Missourian. He interned at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked as the LSU beat writer. He then moved to the Kansas City Star, where he covered a wide variety of sports. In 2006 he joined ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine as a senior writer. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. GLENN STOUT, series editor for The Best American Sports Writing since its inception, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912. He serves as the long-form editor for SB Nation and lives in Alburgh, Vermont.

The Sports Strategist

release date: Aug 08, 2014
The Sports Strategist
The sports industry is more complex than ever before, and succeeding within it now requires an equally dynamic approach. Teams and leagues across many sports face unprecedented competition in worldwide markets as the cost of doing business increases and traditional revenue streams face pressure. In light of these changes, the idea that winning championships is the key to organizational success is misguided. The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry reveals which areas in the industry, unlike winning, can be controlled and maximized for consistent success. Aspiring leaders in the sports business will learn how to design identities, manage narratives, and maximize new technologies in order to implement business analytics and build public support. These techniques are vital to creating a successful sports organization that is ready to reap the benefits of winning when it does happen, without having to rely on it when it doesn''t. In such a high-performance field, the demand for well-equipped leaders is great, and The Sports Strategist provides the necessary tools and techniques for their success.

Beyond C. L. R. James

release date: Nov 01, 2014
Beyond C. L. R. James
A collection of essays that analyze the interconnections between race, ethnicity, and sport.

Sport Law

release date: May 15, 2014
Sport Law
Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, third edition, merges law and sport management in a way that is accessible and straightforward. Its organization continues to revolve around management functions rather than legal theory. Concise explanations, coupled with relevant industry examples and cases, give readers just enough legal doctrine to understand the important concepts that apply to each area. This book will help prepare students as they get ready to assume a broad range of responsibilities in sport, education, or recreation. Whether readers work as coaches or teachers; administer professional programs; manage fitness/health clubs; or assume roles in a high school, college, Olympic, or professional sport organization, legal concerns will inevitably be woven into their managerial concerns. This book provides knowledge of the law that helps create a competitive advantage and build a more efficient and successful operation that better serves the needs of its constituents. New to the Third Edition New/expanded discussions and analysis of current and relevant legal issues. For example, the use of unpaid interns and unpaid volunteers; Bountygate, organizational liability for violent acts of players, and the power of the NFL commissioner; parody and social media; FTC guidelines for endorsers New case opinions. For example, Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens; Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures New focus cases. For example, Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc., Hamill v. Cheley Colorado Camps, Inc., Geczi v. Lifetime Fitness, Limones v. School Dist. of Lee County; Woodman v. Kera LLC New competitive advantage strategies. For example, construction safety; ticket sales; worker''s compensation and student-athletes Discussion of the legal issues revolving around social media use. For example, Mendenhall v. Hanesbrands and the use of Twitter by professional athletes; IOC guidelines regarding the use of social media by athletes and journalists; social media policies at the high school and collegiate levels Real-world applications. The book is intended for future sport managers, and topics are clearly related to specific roles and functions; relevant and timely examples throughout help generate enthusiasm and lively class discussions. Continued focus on both sport participation and recreation. Sport managers in a variety of organizations can use the legal issues discussed throughout. Reader-friendly tone. Legal theories are clearly explained in student-friendly language. Special Features of the Book Managerial context tables. Chapter-opening exhibits act as organizational and study tools identifying managerial contexts in relation to major legal issues, relevant law, and illustrative cases for the chapter. Case opinions, focus cases, and hypothetical cases. Legal opinions--both excerpted (case opinions) and summarized (focus cases)--illustrate relevant legal points and help readers understand the interplay between fact and legal theory. The cases include questions for discussion, and the instructor''s manual provides guidance for the discussion. Hypothetical cases further highlight topics of interest and include discussion questions to facilitate understanding of the material; analysis and possible responses appear at the end of the chapter. Competitive advantage strategies. Highlighted, focused strategies based on discussions in the text help readers understand how to use the law to make sound operational decisions and will assist them in working effectively with legal counsel. Discussion questions, learning activities, and case studies. Thoughtful and thought-provoking questions and activities emphasize important co

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track and Field

release date: May 14, 2014
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track and Field
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track and Field is the most comprehensive and uptodate track and fieldspecific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features yearround track and fieldspecific weighttraining programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. Athletes of all events, from sprinting to shot put, have used and benefited from the information in this text.No other track and field book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have all types of track & field athletes increasing speed, flexibility, power, strength, and endurance unlike any book before it. No longer will you find yourself becoming tired at the end of an event or losing distance on javelin or discus throws due to fatigue. By following this program you will eclipse your previous records and eliminate unnecessary injuries.Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the USA Today, for his sportstraining expertise. Rob is a contributing author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer''s World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness magazine and is the founder and head trainer of SportsWorkout.com''s eTraining service. In addition to being an internationally recognized fitness expert, Rob also holds a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University where he was honored as one of ten Moritz Scholars.

80/20 Running

release date: Jan 01, 2014
80/20 Running
"Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program--in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity--is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances"--

Show Me the Money!

release date: Nov 07, 2013
Show Me the Money!
A fascinating sports marketing handbook that uses football to show how money can be made by a club, a tournament, a federation or even by an individual athlete. Find out how football clubs work - of interest to anyone interested in sport and how football clubs make their money.

Globalizing Sport

release date: Sep 09, 2013
Globalizing Sport
In this impressive book, Barbara Keys offers the first major study of the political and cultural ramifications of international sports competitions in the decades before World War II. Focusing on the United States, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, she examines the transformation of events like the Olympic Games and the World Cup from relatively small-scale events to the expensive, political, globally popular extravaganzas familiar to us today.

Big Nate: Game On!

release date: Apr 16, 2013
Big Nate: Game On!
Nate Wright, all-time record holder for detentions in school history, approaches sports with swagger, from fine-tuning his trash talk on the basketball court to his attitude on the soccer field.

Relentless

release date: Apr 16, 2013
Relentless
An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

Recovery for Performance in Sport

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Recovery for Performance in Sport
"Recovery for Performance in Sport "encompasses the latest scientific research in the study of recovery and draws from the experience of applied sport scientists working with elite athletes in leading performance and recovery centers around the globe.

Exploring the Social Impacts of Events

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Exploring the Social Impacts of Events
Social impacts are increasingly used as one of the main justifications for staging and funding events, and yet there is very little empirical evidence on the extent to which these impacts are realised by different kinds of events or in different settings. This timely volume fills this gap by being the first to explore the different social aspects of events, looking in particular at the role of events in developing social capital, social cohesion and participation in local communities. Based on cutting edge empirical research, it evaluatesthe contribution of both cultural and sports events to social capital, social cohesion, community spirit and local pride in range of different types of events and settings, with case studies drawn from Europe, Australia and South Africa. It therefore furthers knowledge about the social benefits and impacts of events and significantly contributes to the development of Events as a discipline. Written by leading academics in this area, this volume is essential reading for all those interested in Events Management and Studies.

Ambush Marketing in Sports

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Ambush Marketing in Sports
Ambush marketing is a strategy by which a company or organisation uses their marketing communications to associate themselves with an event without being an official sponsor or authorised partner or licensee. It has become a particular concern in the marketing of major sports events, with international sponsorship and branding properties worth many millions of dollars. Ambush Marketing in Sports is the first book to offer comprehensive analysis of the theoretical and practical implications of ambush marketing. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research data, the book outlines an innovative model for understanding ambush marketing and offers practical advice for all stakeholders, from sponsors and event organisers to media organisations. The book examines the opportunities and the risks of ambush marketing, assesses the legal, ethical and business dimensions, and offers advice for preventing ambush marketing in a range of contexts. Fully supported throughout with examples and cases from major international sports events, such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, this book is important reading for any student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sport marketing, sport business or event management.

Play Practice

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Play Practice
This text offers an innovative approach to teaching and coaching based on a thorough analysis of skilled performance and an understanding of the conditions under which people learn best. It shows how the strategies of simplifying, shaping, focusing, and enhancing can maximize learning and positively influence the attitudes of learners.

Managing Major Sports Events

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Managing Major Sports Events
The hosting of major sporting events can be a key tool in the development of cities and countries around the world. If carried out effectively these events can not only bring prestige to an area but can leave the local population with a legacy of improved infrastructure and facilities. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the principles and practical skills that underpin the running and hosting of major sports events, from initial bid to post-event legacy. The book draws closely on the authors'' personal practical experiences of day-to-day management during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, now widely regarded as the gold standard of Olympic organisation. Drawing on the latest research from across multiple disciplines, it covers every key area in the event management process, including: Bidding, leadership and planning Venue implementation Communications (e.g., media, marketing and sponsorship, technology) Functional area considerations (e.g., sport, protocol, security and risk management) Games-time considerations Ceremonies Legacy and sustainability. Each chapter contains a unique combination of theory, practical decision-making exercises and case studies of major sports events from around the world, helping students and practitioners alike to understand and prepare for the reality of executing major events on an international scale. A companion website includes self-test quizzes and flashcards for students, links to 110 useful websites, 173 summary slides, plus 45 essay questions and extended decision-making exercises for lecturers. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is an essential textbook for any course on sports event management or international sports management and an invaluable resource for all sport management researchers and professionals.

Sport Across Asia

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Sport Across Asia
This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and ''"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central, South-East Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian peninsula capture the paradoxical processes of emulation, resistance and transformation that are at work in the diffusion and development of "sport" and body cultures. These case studies bring together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, law, sociology, various area and post-colonial studies.

Fundamentals of Sport Management

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Fundamentals of Sport Management
Engaging and reader friendly, Fundamentals of Sport Management addresses the foundations of the field for students and professionals. It provides real-world examples and career opportunities in the exciting world of sport management.

Managing Sport Organizations

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Managing Sport Organizations
Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Managing Sports Organizations is still the most interesting, challenging, and student-focused introduction to sport management currently available. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book explores every key topic, issue and concept in contemporary sport management, including: Understanding management and its relationship to sport The new sport management environment Decision making Strategy Organizational design Leadership Human resource management Managing change Facility management Innovation This new edition contains expanded coverage of current topics such as corporate responsibility and ethics, social media, career pathways in sport management, and international sport. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as case studies, management exercises, study questions, and definitions of key terms and concepts. Managing Sports Organizations is the only book to fully introduce the core concepts and principles of management theory and to demonstrate their application in the contemporary sport industry. No other textbook combines the rigour of the business school with the creativity and dynamism of modern sport business. This is the perfect foundation text for any course in sports management, sports administration or sports organization.

Discourses of Olympism

release date: Jul 31, 2012
Discourses of Olympism
Most of what has been written in relation to the modern Olympic movement has focused on the Games or more recently on the failings (both in terms of ethics and more practically of governance) of those operating within the Olympic movement. Yet the Olympic movement was intended by Pierre de Coubertin, the central figure in the revival of the Olympic Games, to be based upon a philosophy, ''Olympism''. This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, developing an analysis of the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism from the 1890s to the present day. The book also explores contemporary concerns with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Stillpower

release date: Jun 05, 2012
Stillpower
Challenges traditional practices about the role of willpower in performance and overcoming adversity, sharing true stories to counsel athletes on how to tap inner resources to achieve mental clarity and personal excellence.

The Agony of Victory

release date: Jun 01, 2012
The Agony of Victory
Profiles fourteen athletes whose victories in the sporting arena or high profiles in the news could not translate into happiness in their personal lives.
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