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Winning in Sports Business

Did you know that the movie Jerry McGuire ruined the sports agency business? In Winning in Sports Business, Michael Rasile shares what the nuances of the sports business landscape are like, and what people need to do to get into it. He shares stories from the movers and shakers in the sports business and details…

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The Power of Sports, Media and Spectacle in American Culture

A provocative, must-read investigation that both appreciates the importance of—and punctures the hype around—big-time contemporary American athletics In an increasingly secular, fragmented, and distracted culture, nothing brings Americans together quite like sports. On Sundays in September, more families worship at the altar of the NFL than at any church. This appeal, which cuts across all…

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Unleash Your Natural Talent, A Logical Pathway to Sports Success

This book is not just another collection, anthology or manual of useful tips, insights, techniques or other information on how to improve one’s sports performance by some famous athlete who may be too old to play anymore but not too old to try to regain some lost glory through trying to exploit his popularity. That…

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Sport and the Environment, Politics and Preferred Futures

This volume examines sport’s relationship with the environment in the context of the ongoing climate crisis. Contributors examine how sport is implicated in environmentally damaging activities,how decisions are made about how to respond to environmental issues, who benefits most and least from these decisions.

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National Standards for Sport Coaches: Quality Coaches, Quality Sports

The third edition of the National Standards for Sport Coaches outlines the standards for quality sport coaching based on the latest research and practical work in coaching science and the varied fields of exercise science. This useful resource outlines the standards which highlights the core responsibilities coaches should possess along with supporting competencies that provide…

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Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans

“This book examines what causes and influences rivalry and how it impacts sports fans. It contains studies and commentaries from academics that research the rivalry phenomenon”–

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Sports Biomechanics, The Basics: Optimising Human Performance

Human beings are the ‘all-rounders’ of the natural world – while they aren’t naturally the quickest, biggest or strongest creatures, they can achieve more amazing physical feats than any other animal. Nowhere is this ability more pronounced than in sporting performance, the ideal area for studying the mechanics of a human – our biomechanics. But…

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The Sports Rules Book

From alpine skiing to wrestling, and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book is an all-inclusive resource covering 54 sports. Quickly glean information on each sport’s origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials’ signals.…

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Skill Acquisition in Sport, Research, Theory and Practice

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the field. Fully revised, updated and restructured, the third edition integrates theory and practice, and provides more material on practical application than ever before. Divided into four sections – providing instruction and…

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Sport Development in Action, Plan, Programme and Practice

This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner’s viewpoint, showing what actually works, how, and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their future relevance, growth, and sustainability. Full of real-world cases and data,…