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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published books in the subject of Elite Sports — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Performance Analysis of Sport IX

    Edited by Derek Peters, Peter O'Donoghue

    Performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport science support officers to develop a better understanding of sport performance and therefore to devise more effective methods for improving that performance. Performance Analysis of Sport IX is the latest in a series of volumes that...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Anti-doping: Policy and Governance

    Edited by Barrie Houlihan, Mike McNamee

    The book addresses a series of key aspects of contemporary anti-doping policy. At the broader philosophical level, questions are asked about whether the scale of anti-doping activity and the intrusiveness of anti-doping policy in the lives of athletes is proportionate to the problem of doping....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Coaching for Performance: Realising the Olympic Dream

    Edited by Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon, Tony Ghaye

    This book celebrates two important aspects of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (1) For those involved in any aspect of Olympism, and particularly coaches and athletes, London 2012 was about realising dreams, achieving success and participating in competitive sport at the highest level....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Science and Football VII

    The Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Hiroyuki Nunome, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson

    Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sports Officials and Officiating

    Science and Practice

    By Clare MacMahon, Duncan Mascarenhas, Henning Plessner, Alexandra Pizzera, Raôul Oudejans, Markus Raab

    Sports officials (umpires, referees, judges) play a vital role in every sport, and sports governing bodies, fans, and players now expect officials to maintain higher professional standards than ever before. In this ground-breaking book, a team of leading international sport scientists and top level...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to...

    Published December 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Science of Rugby

    Edited by Craig Twist, Paul Worsfold

    The Science of Rugby is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning the preparation of rugby players for high performance. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and covering both codes (union and league), the book explores every aspect of preparation and performance...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Youth Development in Football

    Lessons from the world’s best academies

    By Mark Nesti, Chris Sulley

    The identification and development of talented young players has become a central concern of football clubs at all levels of the professional game, as well as for national and international governing bodies. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey and assessment of youth development...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Drugs in Sport

    6th Edition

    Edited by David R. Mottram, Neil Chester

    Drug use and abuse is perhaps the biggest challenge facing sport today. However, in the eye of the storm of public and press opinion and with medals and morals at stake, it can be difficult to gain a clear perspective on this complex issue. Now available in a fully updated and revised sixth edition...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge