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Exploding sports myths

Author: George Shirling
Publisher: Willoughby N.S.W. : Phillip Mathews Book Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Explains how and why so many widely held beliefs about how to inspire the participants and improve sporting performances are not only unhelpful but simply wrong.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Shirling
ISBN: 9780977553235 097755323X
OCLC Number: 664535343
Description: 249 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sports myths : and the mesmerised athlete --
Why we play sports : and why people take chances --
Sport psychology : does psychology decide? --
Motivation : how much is nonsense? --
Performance enhancement : are you giving yourself a sporting chance? --
Natural talent : or just genes? --
Drugs in sport : if there's a war, who's winning? --
Coaching : and the troublesome myths of leadership --
Commodification of sport : sold! sold! sold! --
Sport's critical issues : where to now?
Responsibility: George Shirling.

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Explains how and why so many widely held beliefs about how to inspire the participants and improve sporting performances are not only unhelpful but simply wrong.

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