The Power of Groups in Youth Sport

The Power of Groups in Youth Sport
Author: Mark W. Bruner,Mark A. Eys,Luc J. Martin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128172622
ISBN 13: 9780128172629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Groups in Youth Sport Book Review:

Focused on understanding the key underlying group processes that contribute to youth sport experiences, The Power of Groups in Youth Sport provides an innovative and expansive overview of the research in group dynamics within youth sports. The first section of the book examines topics relating to forming and structuring groups, including team selection, athlete socialization, normative expectations, roles, coach and athlete leadership, social identity, and more. The second section reviews concepts associated with group functioning and management, such as cohesion, subgroups, motivational climate, teamwork, and team building. This book concludes with a series of chapters focused on specific developmental considerations in youth sports that are often overlooked in group dynamics research including parental involvement, bullying and hazing, mental health, ,and disability and accessibility. Synthesizes the research of group dynamics within the context of youth sport Highlights how groups form and function Discusses the role of parents and peers on youth sport experiences and development Suggests ways to advance the field of group dynamics in youth sports

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport
Author: Symeon Dagkas,Kathleen Armour
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1136976183
ISBN 13: 9781136976186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport Book Review:

'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 statement reflects a widely held view that sport can contribute in unique and far-reaching ways to the delivery of important social outcomes. But is this really the case? Can sport bring people from different backgrounds together, and in so doing act as a force for social transformation and change? In the language of policymakers and practitioners, can sport contribute to social inclusion or could it be argued that sport acts to marginalize and disadvantage some groups in society? In other words could sport reinforce, rather than challenge, social inequality? Focusing on youth sport as a touchstone sector of sport in society, this book examines the theoretical and empirical bases of arguments for the role of sport in social inclusion agendas. Authors are drawn from around the world and offer critical perspectives on assumptions underpinning the bold claims made about the power of sport. This book represents the most up-to-date and authoritative source of knowledge on inclusion and exclusion in youth sport. As such, it is essential reading for those who want to use sport to 'make a difference' in young people's lives. It is, therefore, recommended for students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in sports development, sports coaching, sport studies or physical education.

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport
Author: Michael J. Hartill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1317536002
ISBN 13: 9781317536000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport Book Review:

Cases of sport-related child sexual abuse have received increasing news coverage in recent years. This book documents and evaluates this important issue through a critical investigation of the research and theory on sexual violence and child sex offending that has emerged over the past thirty years. Based on life-history interviews with male and female ‘survivors’ of child sexual abuse in sport, this text offers a deeper appreciation for the experiences of those who are sexually victimized within sports and school-sport settings. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it also provides a new theoretical framework through which child sexual abuse in sport may be explored. Offering a critique spanning psychology, sociology and criminology, this book challenges existing theories of sex offending while advocating an alternative epistemology to help better understand and address this social problem. Presenting an original sociological approach to this field of study, Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport is important reading for any researcher, policy-maker or practitioner working in youth sport, physical education, sports coaching, sport policy, child protection or social work.

Youth Culture and Sport

Youth Culture and Sport
Author: Michael D. Giardina,Michele K. Donnelly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 113591463X
ISBN 13: 9781135914639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Culture and Sport Book Review:

Youth Culture and Sport critically interrogates and challenges contemporary articulations of race, class, gender, and sexual relations circulating throughout popular iterations of youth sporting culture in late-capitalism. Written against the backdrop of important changes in social, cultural, political, and economic dynamics taking place in corporate culture’s war on kids, this exciting new volume marks the first anthology to critically examine the intersection of youth culture and sport in an age of global uncertainty. Bringing together leading scholars from cultural studies, gender studies, sociology, sport studies, and related fields, chapters range in scope from 'action' sport subcultures and community redevelopment programs to the cultural politics of white masculinity and Nike advertising. It is a must read for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the role sport plays in the construction of experiences, identities, practices, and social differences of contemporary youth culture.

Positive Youth Development Through Sport

Positive Youth Development Through Sport
Author: Nicholas L. Holt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN 10: 1135983100
ISBN 13: 9781135983109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Youth Development Through Sport Book Review:

The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development. Young people are too frequently looked upon as problems waiting to be solved. From the perspective of Positive Youth Development (PYD), young people are understood to embody potential, awaiting development. Involvement with sport provides a developmental context that has been associated with PYD, but negative outcomes can also arise from sport participation and school PE. Sport itself does not lead to PYD; rather, it is the manner in which sport is structured and delivered to children that influences their development. Positive Youth Development Through Sport fills a void in the literature by bringing together experts from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

Human Rights in Youth Sport

Human Rights in Youth Sport
Author: Paulo David
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-11-10
ISBN 10: 1134404573
ISBN 13: 9781134404575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in Youth Sport Book Review:

Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it clear, however, that too often competitive sport fails to recognize the value of respect for international child rights norms and standards. Human Rights in Youth Sport offers critical analysis of some very real problems within youth sport and argues that the future development of sport depends on the creation of a child-centred sport system. Areas of particular concern include issues of: over-training physical, emotional and sexual abuse doping and medical ethics education child labour accountability of governments, sports federations, coaches and parents. The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.

Key Themes in Youth Sport

Key Themes in Youth Sport
Author: Ken Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 1134108613
ISBN 13: 9781134108619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Themes in Youth Sport Book Review:

Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this book reflects the multi-disciplinary interest in youth sport, exploring perspectives from sociology, psychology, physiology, sports policy, sports development, and physical education.

Human Rights in Youth Sport

Human Rights in Youth Sport
Author: Paulo David
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-11-10
ISBN 10: 1134404573
ISBN 13: 9781134404575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in Youth Sport Book Review:

Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it clear, however, that too often competitive sport fails to recognize the value of respect for international child rights norms and standards. Human Rights in Youth Sport offers critical analysis of some very real problems within youth sport and argues that the future development of sport depends on the creation of a child-centred sport system. Areas of particular concern include issues of: over-training physical, emotional and sexual abuse doping and medical ethics education child labour accountability of governments, sports federations, coaches and parents. The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.

The Sport Business Handbook

The Sport Business Handbook
Author: Rick Horrow
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 1492543101
ISBN 13: 9781492543107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sport Business Handbook Book Review:

"This book is a collection of writings from sport business professionals. Each of the 28 chapters tackles an essential topic that any person who wants to be a force in sport business will face early and often in his or her career"--

Athletic Administration for College High School Youth and Club Sport

Athletic Administration for College  High School  Youth  and Club Sport
Author: Dina Gentile
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 1284107302
ISBN 13: 9781284107302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Athletic Administration for College High School Youth and Club Sport Book Review:

The ideal text for many courses offered within the Sport Management curriculum, Athletic Administration for College, High School, Youth and Club Sport incorporates the analysis of prominent issues that administratiors are challenged to resolve in their specific sport setting. Students looking for careers outside of professional sports will learn from both the content supplied throughout the text, and through the highlighted practical case studies. Topics covered include: Role of Athletic Administrators, Facility Management, Fundraising, Risk Management, Staff Management, and more.

Youth sports growth maturation and talent 2 Edi o

Youth sports  growth  maturation and talent  2   Edi    o
Author: Manuel J. Coelho e Silva,António J. Figueiredo,Marije T Elferink-Gemser,Robert M. Malina
Publsiher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 9892611683
ISBN 13: 9789892611686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth sports growth maturation and talent 2 Edi o Book Review:

A preparação a longo prazo de jovens atletas para o alto rendimento pode ser incompatível com opções de curto prazo centradas na obtenção imediata de resultados desportivos. Só o conhecimento do essencial dos processos de crescimento e maturação pode confluir na máxima expressão das capacidades individuais e, por outro lado, evitar o esgotamento precoce dos sistemas biológicos e psicológicos de que depende o rendimento desportivo. Outro imperativo à qualidade do processo de treino com crianças e jovens decorre da gestão das exigências da participação desportiva em termos familiares e escolares, na observância de princípios essenciais para o desenvolvimento pessoal e social. O presente livro e os seus autores oferecem uma colecção de capítulos devidamente organizados, cobrindo tópicos fundamentais ao treinador e às organizações que enquadram a formação desportiva. Em resumo, a investigação presta um valioso contributo ao desenvolvimento do treino desportivo.

Youth sports Sport for the disabled and Sport and gender Sport and aging

Youth sports  Sport for the disabled  and  Sport and gender  Sport and aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000019862422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth sports Sport for the disabled and Sport and gender Sport and aging Book Review:

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105213180867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dissertation Abstracts International Book Review:

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport
Author: Margaret Gatz,Michael A. Messner,Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2002-03-28
ISBN 10: 9780791453230
ISBN 13: 0791453235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport Book Review:

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Elite Youth Cycling

Elite Youth Cycling
Author: Alfred Nimmerichter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1351617079
ISBN 13: 9781351617079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elite Youth Cycling Book Review:

Elite Youth Cycling showcases the latest cutting-edge research in youth cycling performance. Covering both endurance and sprint cycling events, the book explores the effect of cycling on the maturation of the body from childhood to adolescence, suggests long-term training and nutritional strategies for young athletes, and discusses issues such as injury prevention, long-term athlete health, and body image in endurance cyclists. Divided into sections on growth and maturation, training and testing, sports medicine and nutrition, and coaching and psychology, the book includes chapters on: Muscle, bone and cardiopulmonary development of young cyclists Performance assessment in the laboratory and on the track Longitudinal training strategies and concurrent strength training Overuse injuries and injury prevention Nutrition and ergogenic aids Personal and psychosocial development Including directions for future research in each section, Elite Youth Cycling is an authoritative and comprehensive anthology of the latest research in youth cycling. It is vital reading for any physiologist, psychologist, strength and conditioning coach or sport therapist working with young cyclists, and any academic researching youth sport and the development of young athletes.

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport
Author: Symeon Dagkas,Kathleen Armour
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1136976183
ISBN 13: 9781136976186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport Book Review:

'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 statement reflects a widely held view that sport can contribute in unique and far-reaching ways to the delivery of important social outcomes. But is this really the case? Can sport bring people from different backgrounds together, and in so doing act as a force for social transformation and change? In the language of policymakers and practitioners, can sport contribute to social inclusion or could it be argued that sport acts to marginalize and disadvantage some groups in society? In other words could sport reinforce, rather than challenge, social inequality? Focusing on youth sport as a touchstone sector of sport in society, this book examines the theoretical and empirical bases of arguments for the role of sport in social inclusion agendas. Authors are drawn from around the world and offer critical perspectives on assumptions underpinning the bold claims made about the power of sport. This book represents the most up-to-date and authoritative source of knowledge on inclusion and exclusion in youth sport. As such, it is essential reading for those who want to use sport to 'make a difference' in young people's lives. It is, therefore, recommended for students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in sports development, sports coaching, sport studies or physical education.

Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport

Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport
Author: Ian Wellard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN 10: 1134128568
ISBN 13: 9781134128563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport Book Review:

Much writing on gender and sport is focused upon the negative impact of girls’ exclusion from the arena, suggesting by inference that current practice in sport and physical education offers an uncomplicatedly positive sport experience for boys, and that gender, in and of itself, offers a simple starting point for research into young people’s experience of sport. Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport articulates certain themes which, it is suggested, might contribute to broadening and furthering discussion in the area of gender, youth sport and physical activity. This collection considers a number of themes relating to gender in sport, including: the body competence, ability and school physical education cultural change and diversity gendered spaces human rights and well-being. Authoritative writers have contributed thought provoking chapters which will prompt the reader to re-think the ways in which gender is understood within the context of youth sport.

It s All for the Kids

It s All for the Kids
Author: Michael Messner
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780520943452
ISBN 13: 0520943457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s All for the Kids Book Review:

Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person interviews with his own experiences as a volunteer for his sons' teams, Messner finds that despite the movement of girls into sports, gender boundaries and hierarchies still dominate, especially among the adults who run youth sports. His book widens into a provocative exploration of why youth sports matter—how they play a profound role in shaping gender, class, family, and community.

Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada
Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 0776620967
ISBN 13: 9780776620961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Policy in Canada Book Review:

Sport Policy in Canada provides the first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. In light of this new policy, the authors, top scholars in the field, provide detailed accounts of the most salient sport policies and programs, while also discussing issues and challenges facing policy makers. In Canada and around the world, the last decades have known a sharp increase in state intervention and public funding in pursuit of medals on the international stage and in support of a more active lifestyle. Governments at all levels have made substantial investments in hope of hosting major sporting events to benefit from the economic impact and gain international prestige.The study of sport policies, often neglected in the past, is becoming an increasingly important research topic. Sport Policy in Canada seeks to fill this void by offering the most comprehensive analysis of sport policy since Macintosh, Bedecki, and Franks' Sport Policy in Canada (1987). - This book is published in English.

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity
Author: Richard Medcalf,Chris Mackintosh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1351971018
ISBN 13: 9781351971010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity Book Review:

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity goes beyond the content of introductory research methods texts to provide an insight into the methodological hurdles that are experienced when researching ‘difference’ in Sport and Physical Activity. Contributors reflect upon how the rhetoric of research methodology transfers into the reality of data collection across ‘difference’. Presenting case studies of real research projects, the book covers a range of topics, such as: disability in sport and physical activity vulnerable children in sport and physical activity visual research tools when working with children in a primary school setting physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity through childhood diverse ethnic groups in sport and physical activity settings. Each chapter contends with practical issues of power and representation within the research process, to recognise how a researcher–participant relationship that considers those who are ‘othered’ serves to change the dynamics and processes of research. This is an important resource for students of all sports related subjects and essential reading for anyone interested in the study of marginalised populations in sport and physical activity.