Routledge Handbook of Sports Development

Routledge Handbook of Sports Development

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Sports development has become a prominent concern within both the academic study of sport and within the organization and administration of sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development is the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of sports development as an activity and as a policy field, and to offer a definitive survey of current academic knowledge and professional practice. Spanning the whole spectrum of activity in sports development, from youth sport and mass participation to the development of elite athletes, the book identifies and defines the core functions of sports development, exploring the interface between sports development and cognate fields such as education, coaching, community welfare and policy. The book presents important new studies of sports development around the world, illustrating the breadth of practice within and between countries, and examines the most important issues facing practitioners within sports development today, from child protection to partnership working. With unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Development is the definitive guide to policy, practice and research in sports development. It is essential reading for all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in this important and rapidly evolving Andrew. R. Meyer. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the marriage of Christian religious ideals and the ... ideology stressing the importance of sports participation and physical prowess that remains in Western sport today. ... this essay focuses on Jewish tradition and the physical movements that arose from it in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... In 1897 Jewish physician and Zionist Max Nordau called for the physical education of the Jewish people, with the aimanbsp;...

Title:Routledge Handbook of Sports Development
Author:Barrie Houlihan, Lecturer Both at the Centre for Applied Statistics Mick Green, Mick Green
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-12-16


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