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Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance

Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

Edited by: Dave Collins , Andrew Cruickshank , Geir Jordet

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138290303
eBook ISBN: 9781315266343
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315266343
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance is the first book to examine a broad span of performance and support issues in contemporary elite sport; including coaching, sports science and medicine, leadership and management, operating in different societies, living in the system as a performer, and future developments in the domain.

The book is written by authors with elite-level experience, expertise, success, and status across individual and team sports, including football, NFL, track and field athletics, rowing, and rugby, in professional, Olympic, and other elite domains. The book also considers the integration of systems at micro to macro levels, from working with individual athletes to developing national organisations and policy, and features in-depth case studies from real sport throughout.

This is an essential reference for any researcher or advanced student with an interest in elite sport or applied sport science, from sport injury and sport psychology to sports coaching and sport policy. It is also an invaluable resource for coaches, managers, administrators, and policy-makers working in elite sport, offering them a "breadth first" guide to how and why specialists may work together for maximum effect.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The principles of elite coaching Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Being the personal coach Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Being the national coach in an Olympic sport Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Coaching a national team in professional football Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Doing it week in, week out Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Coaching in action/adventure sports Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Specialist coaching Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Developing the players of tomorrow Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Physiology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Strength and conditioning in the elite team sport environment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Performance analysis Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Working with psychology in professional football Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Keeping them on the pitch Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Medical practice with elite athletes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Effective performance support Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Interdisciplinary performance development in elite sport Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Using data in football Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Research and innovation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Culture, leadership, and management with elites Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Developing elites – academy systems Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Supporting performance Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The performance director’s role Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Leading a national system Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Managing a professional football club Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Managing impressions and relationships when speaking to the sports media Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Fitting within the social milieu Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Vive la difference Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Developing coaches and players around the globe Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The coach nomad Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The transition to elite performance Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The new kids on the block Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Staying at the top in Olympic rowing for 25 years Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Playing home and away – and away and away Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Life AND sport Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Driving the performance system Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Working in the jungle Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Creating long-term high performing teams Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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