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Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance

by Dave (University of Central Lancashire, UK) Collins

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138290303
Publication date: 28th May 2019
Author: Dave (University of Central Lancashire, UK) Collins
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 402 pages
Categories: Sports training & coaching,

About Dave (University of Central Lancashire, UK) Collins

Dave Collins is Director of Grey Matters Performance Ltd and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. As a practitioner, he has supported over 70 world or Olympic medalists, and worked at the highest levels of professional sport and other performance domains. His current support roles include Chelsea FC, Gloucester RFC, and Snowsports New Zealand. Andrew Cruickshank is Lead Psychologist for British Judo, Sport Psychologist for England Golf, and consultant for other elite sport organisations and governing bodies through Grey Matters Performance Ltd. Andrew is also Researcher/Lecturer within the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central ...

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