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In Pursuit of Excellence: A Student Guide to Elite Sports Development

In Pursuit of Excellence: A Student Guide to Elite Sports Development

Michael Hill
May 18, 2007

Competitive sport is today about winning and training to win. Many athletes are professionals, with careers managed by teams of specialist staff working towards the ultimate goal of world-class, medal-winning performances. This entry-level text offers new students a comprehensive introduction to...

The Story of Sport in England

The Story of Sport in England

Neil Wigglesworth
March 09, 2007

This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a&...

Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction

Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction

John Honeybourne
August 07, 2006

This user-friendly, accessible text will enable new students to understand the basic concepts of sport skills acquisition. Each chapter covers important theoretical background and shows how this theory can be applied through practical examples from the world of sport. The book also...

The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov
March 01, 2005

An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance. The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly...

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