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Youth Sports Development Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 32 new and published books in the subject of Youth Sports Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Parenting in Youth Sport

    From Research to Practice

    By Nicholas L. Holt, Camilla J. Knight

    Being the parent of a young athlete is a complex and challenging endeavour. Parents play a pivotal role in the development of young people in reaching their full potential in sport – indeed, the psychological and practical support of parents can be as vital to young athletes as the appropriate...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Edited by Kathleen Armour

    Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport is a completely new kind of resource for students and practitioners working in physical education or youth sport. The book consists of 20 richly described cases of individual young learners, each written by a team of authors with diverse...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Values in Youth Sport and Physical Education

    Edited by Jean Whitehead, Hamish Telfer, John Lambert

    As sport has become more intense, professional and commercialized so have the debates grown about what constitutes acceptable behaviour and fair play, and how to encourage and develop ‘good’ sporting behaviour, particularly in children and young people. This book explores the nature and function of...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

    Edited by Andy Smith, Ivan Waddington

    Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure...

    Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy

    Edited by Ian Henry, Ling-Mei Ko

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    It is difficult to fully understand the role that sport plays in contemporary global society without understanding how and why governments, NGOs and other organizations formulate and implement policy relating to sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy is the only book to offer a comprehensive...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes

    Science and application

    Edited by Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

    Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity

    Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt, Margaret Talbot

    Series: ICSSPE Perspectives

    Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Kathleen Armour

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    'We can reach far more people through sport than we can through political or educational programmes. In that way, sport is more powerful than politics. We have only just started to use its potential to build up this country. We must continue to do so.' – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

    Policy, Intervention and Participation

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Don Vinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Sport, physical activity and play are key constituents of social life, impacting such diverse fields as healthcare, education and criminal justice. Over the past decade, governments around the world have begun to place physical activity at the heart of social policy, providing increased...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge