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

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.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology
Author: Mark R. Beauchamp,Mark A Eys
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-11-30
ISBN 10: 1134091672
ISBN 13: 9781134091676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology Book Review:

Can a better understanding of group dynamics raise individual and team athletic performance or improve the outcomes of exercise interventions? Much human behaviour in sport and exercise settings is embedded within groups where individuals’ cognitions, emotions, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other group members. Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory and research. Recommendations are also presented to inform applied psychology ‘best practice’. Drawing together the expertise of international specialists from sports and exercise psychology, the text covers core themes as well as emerging issues in group dynamics. The text is organised into four sections: Part 1: The Self in Groups Part 2: Leadership in Groups Part 3: Group Environment Part 4: Motivation in Groups Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes will be of interest to psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science students and researchers, as well as to consultants and coaches.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport
Author: Ken Green,Andy Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1134470002
ISBN 13: 9781134470006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, 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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Equity and Difference in Physical Education Youth Sport and Health

Equity and Difference in Physical Education  Youth Sport and Health
Author: Fiona Dowling,Hayley Fitzgerald,Anne Flintoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415601495
ISBN 13: 9780415601498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equity and Difference in Physical Education Youth Sport and Health Book Review:

This text confronts issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that enable students, academics and professionals alike to engage both emotionally and cognitively with the subject.

Sport Business in the United States

Sport Business in the United States
Author: Brenda G. Pitts,James J. Zhang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1000203255
ISBN 13: 9781000203257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Business in the United States Book Review:

Sport is big business in the USA. From collegiate sport through to the professional leagues, the sport industry generates huge revenues, employs thousands of people and engages millions of fans and consumers. This book offers an evidence-based snapshot of the contemporary sport industry in the USA. Featuring new research from scholars working across every sector of sport business, the book covers key topics such as consumer behaviour, sport marketing, the development of women’s sport, sport broadcasting, internships, and leadership. It adds critical depth to our understanding of the sport industry in the world’s single biggest sport marketplace. Sport Business in the United States offers fascinating new perspectives for researchers, students and industry professionals. It is important reading for anybody working in sport management or sport business, whether inside the US or around the world.

Best Practice for Youth Sport

Best Practice for Youth Sport
Author: Robin S. Vealey,Melissa A. Chase
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1492585467
ISBN 13: 9781492585466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practice for Youth Sport Book Review:

Although the physical and psychological benefits of youth participating in sport are evident, the increasing professionalization and specialization of youth sport, primarily by coaches and parents, are changing the culture of youth sport and causing it to erode the ideal mantra: “It’s all about the kids.” In Best Practice for Youth Sport, readers will gain an appreciation of an array of issues regarding youth sport. This research-based text is presented in a practical manner, with examples from current events that foster readers’ interest and class discussion. The content is based on the principle of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), which can be defined as engaging in decisions, behaviors, and policies that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of children and youth based on their ages and maturational levels. This groundbreaking resource covers a breadth of topics, including bone development, burnout, gender and racial stereotypes, injuries, motor behavior, and parental pressures. Written by Robin S. Vealey and Melissa A. Chase, the 16 chapters of Best Practice for Youth Sport are divided into four parts. Part I, Youth Sport Basics, provides readers with the fundamental knowledge and background related to the history, evolution, and organization of youth sport. Part II, Maturation and Readiness for Youth Sport Participants, is the core of understanding how and why youth sport is different from adult sport. This part details why it is important to know when youth are ready to learn and compete. Part III, Intensity of Participation in Youth Sport, examines the appropriateness of physical and psychological intensity at various developmental stages and the potential ramifications of overtraining, overspecialization, overstress, and overuse. The text concludes with part IV, Social Considerations in Youth Sport, which examines how youth sport coaches and parents can help create a supportive social environment so that children can maximize the enjoyment and benefits from youth sport. In addition to 14 appendixes, activities, glossaries, study questions, and other resources that appear in Best Practice for Youth Sport, the textbook is enhanced with instructor ancillaries: a test package, image bank, and instructor guide that features a syllabus, additional study questions and learning activities, tips on teaching difficult concepts, and additional readings and resources. These specialized resources ensure that instructors will be ready for each class session with engaging materials. Ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/BestPracticeForYouthSport. Best Practice for Youth Sport provides readers with knowledge of sport science concerning youth sport and engages them through the use of anecdotes, activities, case studies, and practical strategies. Armed with the knowledge from this text, students, coaches, parents, administrators, and others will be able to become active agents of social change in structuring and enhancing youth sport programs to meet the unique developmental needs of children, making the programs athlete centered rather than adult centered so that they truly are all about the kids.

Young People s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Young People s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport
Author: Associate Professor of Strategy and Management Mary O'Sullivan,Mary O'Sullivan,Ann MacPhail
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN 10: 1134010613
ISBN 13: 9781134010615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young People s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book Review:

How do children and young people experience and understand sport and physical activity? What value do they attach to physical education and physical literacy? This important new book attempts to engage more directly than ever before with the experiences of young people by placing the voices of the young people themselves at the centre of the discussion. As the need to listen to young people becomes increasingly enshrined in public policy and political debate, this book illuminates our understanding of an important aspect of the everyday lives of many young people. With contributions from leading researchers and educationalists from around the world, the book draws on a diverse range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to demonstrate how we can better understand the unique perspectives of young people, how teachers and coaches can respond to and engage with the voices of young people, and how young people can be afforded opportunities to shape their education and leisure experiences. The book presents a fascinating range of case studies from around the world, including the experiences of African American girls and masculine sporting identities in Australia, and addresses both theoretical and policy debates. Young People’s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport is essential reading for any serious student or professional with an interest in PE, youth sport, sports development, sports coaching, physical activity and health, education or youth work.

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.

Race Youth Sport Physical Activity and Health

   Race     Youth Sport  Physical Activity and Health
Author: Symeon Dagkas,Laura Azzarito,Kevin Hylton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1351122924
ISBN 13: 9781351122924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Youth Sport Physical Activity and Health Book Review:

‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health provides a resource that addresses ‘race’ and racism in an accessible way by contextualizing theory with practical evidence-based examples drawn from global geographical and cultural settings. This is the first book to focus on issues of ‘race’ and racism in youth sport, physical activity and health. Drawing on critical race theory, intersectionality and post-feminism, and presenting a range of international empirical case studies, it explores racialization processes in pedagogical and non-pedagogical settings. The book examines how ‘race’ and racism in pedagogical settings shape young peoples’ dispositions towards participation in sport and physical activity, and how identity discourses are being shaped in contemporary sport, physical activity and health. Essential reading for anybody working in sport and exercise studies, physical education, sociology or health studies.

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan
Author: Rylee A. Dionigi,Michael Gard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 1137485620
ISBN 13: 9781137485625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan Book Review:

This edited collection problematizes trajectories of health promotion across the lifespan. It provides a distinctive critical social science perspective of the various directions taken by dominant policies in their approach to promoting sport for all ages. It offers an array of theoretical and methodologically diverse perspectives on this topic, and highlights the intersections between different life stages and social, economic and cultural factors in the developed world, including class, gender, ability, family dynamics and/or race. Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan critically explores dominant policies of age-focussed sport promotion in order to highlight its implications within the context of particular life stages as they intersect with social, cultural and economic factors. This includes an examination of organised sport for pre-schoolers; ‘at-risk’ youth sport programmes; and the creation of sporting sub-cultures within the mid-life ‘market’. This book will be of interest to those wanting to learning more about how age and life stages affect the way people think about and participate in sport, and to better understand the impacts of sport across the lifespan.

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.

Parenting in Youth Sport

Parenting in Youth Sport
Author: Nicholas L. Holt,Camilla J. Knight
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN 10: 1135105146
ISBN 13: 9781135105143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting in Youth Sport Book Review:

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 coaching and facilities. This book brings together current research into the impact of parenting in youth sport and examines the relationships between athletes, coaches and parents, whilst also discussing topics such as parenting styles, behaviour at competition and talent development. This book not only outlines the theories of parenting in youth sport, but also utilises research and examples from several countries, including the UK, US, Canada, and Australia. It has a research-to-practice theme and includes numerous suggestions for research projects (and getting research published). Parenting in Youth Sport is an essential text for students, lecturers and practitioners with an interest in youth sport, sport psychology or sport development.

Youth Sport and Spirituality

Youth Sport and Spirituality
Author: Patrick Kelly, S.J.
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-28
ISBN 10: 0268024014
ISBN 13: 9780268024017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Sport and Spirituality Book Review:

Unsportsmanlike behavior by student athletes or parents at youth sporting events happens with regularity these days. Much recent research reveals that young people are dropping out of sport at alarming rates due to the often toxic elements in the culture of youth sports. The timely, innovative essays in Youth Sport and Spirituality present a wide-ranging overview that draws on resources from Catholic spiritual and theological traditions to address problems such as these, as well as opportunities in youth sport in the United States. The book consists of two sections. In the first, prominent scholars in philosophy, psychology, theology, and spirituality reflect on how youth sport contributes to the integral development of the person and his or her grasp of spiritual values. The second half of the book consists of chapters written by coaches, athletic directors, and specialists working with youth coaches. These practitioners share how their approaches to working with youth in sport contribute to the integral development of their players and their openness to transcendent values. The essays examine coaching as ministry, youth sport and moral development, and how parents can act as partners in youth sports, among other topics. The book will interest coaches, athletic directors, and youth ministers in Catholic elementary and high schools in parish settings, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in education who are preparing to teach in Catholic schools. Contributors: Patrick Kelly, SJ, Daniel A. Dombrowski, Nicole M. LaVoi, Mike McNamee, Clark Power, David Light Shields, Brenda Light Bredemeier, Richard R. Gaillardetz, Kristin Komyatte Sheehan, Dobie Moser, Jim Yerkovich, Sherri Retif, James Charles Naggi, and Edward Hastings.

Birth Advantages and Relative Age Effects Exploring Organisational Structures in Youth Sport

Birth Advantages and Relative Age Effects  Exploring Organisational Structures in Youth Sport
Author: Adam Leigh Kelly,Jean Côté,Jennifer Turnnidge,David Hancock
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 2889713059
ISBN 13: 9782889713059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethics in Youth Sport

Ethics in Youth Sport
Author: Richard Light
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415679036
ISBN 13: 9780415679039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in Youth Sport Book Review:

The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and within the community has fuelled ambitious targets for young people's participation in sport at all levels. In this important study of ethical issues in and around youth sport, leading international experts argue for the development of strong ethical codes for the conduct of youth sport and for effective policy and pedagogical applications to ensure that the positive benefits of sport are optimized and the negative aspects diminished. At the heart of the discussion are the prevailing standards and expectations of youth sport in developed societies, typically consisting of the development of motor competence, the development of a safe and healthy lifestyle and competitive style, and the development of a positive self-image and good relationship skills. The book examines the recommendations emerging from the 'Panathlon Declaration' and the debates that have followed, and covers a wide range of key ethical issues, including: emotional and physical abuse aggression and violence doping and cheating values and norms teaching and coaching integrity management. Ethics in Youth Sport is focused on the application of ethical policy and pedagogies and is grounded in practice. It assumes no prior ethical training on the part of the reader and is essential reading for all students, researchers, policy makers and professionals working with children and young people in sport across school, community and professional settings.