Research—the systematic investigation of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions—is carried out for a variety of purposes and to achieve a variety of goals. For sport business industry, research is critical for developing strategies to effectively understand and manage the franchise, property, or facility.
The companion workbook to Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life provides in-depth activities and exercises to develop and practice the relevant skills and concepts that are defined in the textbook. This workbook addresses skills development separately for adults and youth. Adults can review, learn, and practice life skills presented in Part I on their own or with a counselor, at their own pace. Part II is focused on presenting and practicing life skills concepts to youth individually, or in a group setting.
Areas of expertise and advancements long recognized within the field of sport psychology have recently gained recognition for improving performance outside the realm of sport, in areas such as the performing arts, the armed services, and even enhancing one’s overall health and quality of life.
Creating an efficient and effective athletic program is no small feat. Coaches and athletic program administrators face daily challenges regarding matters such as budgeting, marketing, travel administration, and risk management. This textbook provides an in-depth discussion of these and other specialized topics in coaching administration—making it the perfect fit for undergraduate and graduate courses.
Acquiring sponsorship agreements that are a good fit for both the sport organization and the corporation is one of the most crucial and challenging aspects of a sport manager’s job. In Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans, 5th Edition, readers will have at their disposal a practical, step-by-step guide to identifying, soliciting, obtaining, and implementing appropriate and lucrative sponsorship opportunities.
Being Mindful in Sport and Exercise Psychology: Pathways for Practitioners and Students is a comprehensive resource of the many facets of mindfulness, which is interwoven with many techniques of applied sport and exercise psychology. The book expands upon the fundamentals of mindfulness theory and practice, reviews evidence of its effectiveness, and features numerous case studies that offer readers a fresh perspective of how mindfulness can be applied in diverse, real-world situations.
In the multi-billion dollar sport industry that captures the interest of a global audience, opportunities abound on the front lines and behind the scenes for those who have the education, skill, and drive to succeed. Often the biggest hurdles for those who want to work in the sport industry is breaking through with an initial opportunity.
This book is written for youth sport coaches, the individuals who volunteer their time to teach young athletes the fundamentals of a given sport, as well as the skills needed to work as a team. In writing this book, we recognize that children who enroll in recreational sports have a variety of experiences and skills, and thus this book seeks to provide coaches with a foundational structure and methods to provide effective instruction for all athletes.
“In an era of such divisiveness, it behooves all of us to consider means by which we can bring people together.”
–Mr. Richard Armitage, Former Deputy Secretary of State for the United States of America
Most athletic organizations (youth, junior, high school, Olympic, and a large number of college programs) have insufficient finances to meet operational need, and personnel must learn to proactively address resource deficiencies. Fundraising for Sport and Athletics, 2nd edition expands upon the foundation of fundraising information and strategies offered in the first edition. This textbook includes the most recent fundraising models and focuses on more practical and comprehensive applications of fundraising administration.