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

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.

Youth Sport Physical Activity and Play

Youth Sport  Physical Activity and Play
Author: Andrew Parker,Don Vinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN 10: 1136510397
ISBN 13: 9781136510397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Sport Physical Activity and Play Book Review:

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 opportunities for participation for young people. This groundbreaking text explores the various ways in which young people experience sport, physical activity and play as part of their everyday lives, and the interventions and outcomes that shape and define those experiences. The book covers a range of different sporting and physical activities across an array of social contexts, providing insight into the way in which sport, physical activity and play are interpreted by young people and how these interpretations relate to broader policy objectives set by governments, sporting organisations and other NGOs. In the process, it attempts to answer a series of key questions including: How has sport policy developed over the last decade? How do such policy developments reflect changes at the broader political level? How have young people experienced these changes in and through their sporting lives? By firmly locating sport, physical activity and play within the context of recent policy developments, and exploring the moral and ethical dimensions of sports participation, the book fills a significant gap in the sport studies literature. It is an important reference for students and scholars from a wide-range of sub-disciplines, including sports pedagogy, sports development, sport and leisure management, sports coaching, physical education, play and playwork, and health studies.

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.

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.

Disability and Youth Sport

Disability and Youth Sport
Author: Hayley Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0415470412
ISBN 13: 9780415470414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Youth Sport Book Review:

How can or does youth sport reconcile what seems to be a fundamental contradiction between understandings of sport and disability? Has youth sport been challenged in anyway? Have alternative views of sport for disabled people been presented? Examining some of the latest research, this book considers the relationship between sport and disability by exploring a range of questions such as these. Disability and Youth Sport further challenges current thinking and therefore serves to stimulate progressive debate in this area. Drawing on a breadth of literature from sports pedagogy, sociology of sport, disability studies, inclusive education, and adapted physical activity, a socially critical dialogue is developed where the voices of young disabled people are central. Topics covered include: researching disability and youth sport inclusion policy towards physical education and youth sport constructions of disability through youth sport the voices of young disabled people the historical context of disability sport With its comprehensive coverage and expert contributors from around the globe, this book is an ideal text for students at all levels with an interest in youth sport, disability studies, or sport policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport
Author: Ashley Casey,Tim Fletcher,Lee Schaefer,Doug Gleddie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1317485475
ISBN 13: 9781317485476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book Review:

There is now a widespread expectation that teachers and coaches should be reflective practitioners, an expectation written into national standards of education in many countries. This innovative book introduces the methods by which teachers and coaches can conduct research into their own professional practice and therefore become more effective reflective practitioners, improving their students’ learning as a result. As the only book on practitioner research that focuses specifically on the unique challenges of working in a physical education or youth sport environment, it uses real-life case studies and applied practical examples to guide the reader through the research process step-by-step. Examining the what, why and how of four key research methods in particular – action research, narrative enquiry, autoethnography and self-study – it provides an expert analysis of the strengths and limitations of each method and demonstrates how conducting reflective research can produce tangible results in improving both teaching and learning. This is an invaluable resource for all those interested in enhancing their professional development as students, practitioners or researchers of physical education and youth sport.

Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport
Author: Kathleen Armour
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1134453698
ISBN 13: 9781134453696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book Review:

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 expertise from across the sport, exercise and movement sciences. These cases bring together knowledge from single sub-disciplines into new interdisciplinary knowledge to inform best practice in physical education, teaching and coaching in youth sport settings. At the heart of each case is an individual young person of a specified age and gender, with a range of physical, social and psychological characteristics. Drawing on current research, theory and empirical data from their own specialist discipline, each chapter author identifies the key factors they feel should be taken into account when attempting to teach or coach the young person described. These strands are then drawn together at the end of each chapter and linked to current research from the sport pedagogy literature, to highlight the implications for planning and evaluating teaching or coaching sessions. No other book offers such a rich, vivid and thought-provoking set of pedagogical tools for understanding and working with children and young people in sport. This is an essential resource for any student on a physical education, coaching, kinesiology or sport science course, and for any teacher, coach or instructor working in physical education or youth sport.

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.

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:

Changing the Game

Changing the Game
Author: John O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1614486468
ISBN 13: 9781614486466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing the Game Book Review:

The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John O’Sullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.

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.

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes
Author: Camilla J. Knight,Chris G. Harwood,Daniel Gould
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1134820283
ISBN 13: 9781134820283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Psychology for Young Athletes Book Review:

Understanding and applying psychology within youth sport settings is key to maximising young athletes’ enjoyment, wellbeing, and sporting performance. Written by a team of leading international researcher-practitioners, this book is the first to offer an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of sport psychology for children and young athletes. It provides practical strategies and guidance for those working in or researching youth sport, demonstrating how to integrate sport psychology effectively in a variety of youth sport contexts. With real-life case studies that demonstrate psychological theory put into practice, it discusses a wide spectrum of issues faced by young athletes and recommends the best approaches to addressing them. Key topics covered include: the cognitive, social, and physical development of young athletes optimising fun, motivation, and self-confidence enhancing young athletes’ relationships with coaches, parents, and peers managing stress, injuries, and transitions effectively developing talent and long-term engagement in sport encouraging organisational culture change. The most up-to-date and authoritative guide to sport psychology for young people, this is essential reading for anyone working in youth sport.

HIV AIDS and the Power of Decision Making

HIV AIDS and the Power of Decision Making
Author: Anne Löffler
Publsiher: VDM Publishing
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015077147984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HIV AIDS and the Power of Decision Making Book Review:

Regarding the HIV-infection rate of 14 percent in 2005, South Africa is battling with one of the most severe HIV/AIDS pandemics worldwide. Obviously, HIV/AIDS programs have had only scarce effects on the growing prevalence rate. The strategies of the national and international health-promotion seem to lack the recognition of cultural preconditions of the people. The socio-cultural upbringing of an individual with all its morale and normative codex is channelling situations of socializing with other people, such as friendships and partnerships are. The book is based on research data gathered during several field stays in a South African township. After giving a brief introduction into the cultural understanding of sickness and healing the author puts her main focus on the vulnerability of the women to the pandemic with reference to gender power relations. Besides, she identifies the invisibility of the actual outspread of the virus as the main source of stagnation of the Anti-HIV/AIDS battle. Finally, this book is supposed to highlight the inevitable need for cultural knowledge at the outset of any HIV/AIDS program of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

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.

Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada
Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 0776620959
ISBN 13: 9780776620954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Policy in Canada Book Review:

"Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa."