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Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance.

Author: Dave Collins; Andrew Cruickshank; Geir Jordet
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019. ©2019.
Series: Routledge International Handbooks Ser.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Collins, Dave
Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance
Milton : Routledge,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Collins; Andrew Cruickshank; Geir Jordet
ISBN: 9781351969840 1351969846
OCLC Number: 1102271004
Notes: Other occupational fields and minority groups.
Description: 1 online resource (421 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Series Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
List of illustrations --
Figures --
Tables --
List of contributors --
Foreword --
Introduction --
defining, delineating, and driving elite performance --
Defining elitism --
Delineating elitism --
Driving elite performance --
In conclusion --
PART I: Coaching elites --
art and science --
Chapter 1: The principles of elite coaching --
blending knowledge, experience, and novelty --
Coaches and coaching at the elite level: some initial thoughts --
Part 1. Characteristics --
Part 2. Processes/systems --
In conclusion --
References --
Chapter 2: Being the personal coach --
Editors' introduction --
My role --
how it started and how it evolved --
The personal focus --
Who else comes on the journey? --
Managing upwards and downwards --
issues with 'the management' --
Being the personal coach --
skills required --
Differences between personal coaches and other top level coaches --
In summary --
Chapter 3: Being the national coach in an Olympic sport --
Editors' introduction --
Getting started: the background to my appointment --
Into the new role: the challenges --
Building the system: first steps --
Contributory factors: the appliance of (the right) science --
Subsequent progress and evolutions --
Leadership in the role: what did I bring to the party? --
Process markers: key innovations brought to the programme --
Moving on --
Advice to others: considerations for national coaches and PDs --
Chapter 4: Coaching a national team in professional football --
Editors' introduction --
My role --
Philosophy of work --
Key empirical studies --
Match analytics --
Leadership and communication --
Competing with and beating bigger nations --
Chapter 5: Doing it week in, week out --
Editors' introduction --
Overall role and responsibilities. Outcomes of my work: what I try to deliver --
Delivering the outcomes: key processes and skills --
Building a base: understanding and shaping expectations from appointment --
A key mechanism for the long run: consistency, consistency, consistency! --
Concluding comments --
Chapter 6: Coaching in action/adventure sports --
a novel challenge --
Editors' introduction --
Action/adventure/extreme sports and the move to the mainstream --
The particular challenge to coaching --
And for coaches. . . --
The performance pathway --
At the top and other ways in --
Getting an edge --
innovations for progress --
The team coaching approach --
In conclusion --
References --
Chapter 7: Specialist coaching --
coaching quarterbacks in NFL, college, and high school --
Current role --
My path --
Specialist coaching --
Evaluating quarterback performance --
Developing quarterbacks --
A training day --
Cognitive training --
The demands on players --
Chapter 8: Developing the players of tomorrow --
Editors' introduction --
Introduction --
Johan Cruyff: the inspirator --
The philosophy --
The player paradigm --
The process of introducing a new paradigm in a professional football club --
Essential relationships --
Personal challenges --
Conclusions --
Notes --
References --
PART II: The appliance of science --
uni-disciplinary perspectives --
Chapter 9: Physiology --
working in endurance --
Editors' introduction --
Getting started --
aspirations and progression --
The scientist-practitioner approach: an exemplar from my research --
Working with coaches and athletes --
What do you need to work effectively? --
Promoting professional practice --
In conclusion --
using a physiologist --
Chapter 10: Strength and conditioning in the elite team sport environment --
Editors' introduction --
Understanding the role --
Train the individual within the team. Sports specificity and athletic development --
Understand the desired outcomes --
In the heat of battle --
stay calm! --
Essential relationships: the player(s) --
Essential relationships: the coach(es) --
The medical team make me better --
My team-mates --
Essential knowledge and skills: what did I need to do the job? --
In summary --
Chapter 11: Performance analysis --
working in football --
Editors' introduction --
Introduction --
The contemporary PA: role and place in the team --
The skillset of a PA --
Working practice --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 12: Working with psychology in professional football --
The paranoid game --
My journey --
Philosophy --
Nature of work: management consulting --
Nature of work: team presentations --
Nature of work: one-to-one --
Nature of work: academy --
Nature of work: recruitment and scouting --
Conclusions --
References --
Chapter 13: Keeping them on the pitch --
Introduction --
My path --
Philosophy/foundations --
Science or art --
Testing --
Psychology --
Adapting to different sports --
Typical mistakes --
Communication --
Conclusions --
Chapter 14: Medical practice with elite athletes --
Editors' introduction --
Introduction --
The role of medicine in elite sport --
Organisation of sports medicine within elite sport --
Key considerations when establishing a medical team in elite sport --
The role of the team doctor --
Ethical challenges for sports medicine in elite sport --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
PART III: The appliance of science --
interdisciplinary perspectives --
Chapter 15: Effective performance support --
an integrated view --
Origins and explosion of the sport science industry --
The sport science 'industry' --
academic or effective? --
Reductionism in a complex world --
Constraints of institutionalisation --
Training creativity --
The expert performance scientist --
Conclusion. Notes --
Chapter 16: Interdisciplinary performance development in elite sport --
applied sport science --
Introduction --
Performance consulting --
Sport science --
Getting results --
It is about people --
Theory and research --
Specialists and generalists --
Integrating staff --
Testing --
Chapter 17: Using data in football --
Introduction --
Historical development --
My path --
Role of the research department --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 18: Research and innovation --
seeking and securing competitive advantage --
Introduction --
My history --
Examples of innovations in sport --
Finding things that matter --
Where and how does research fit in? --
The (research and) innovation process --
Why innovation efforts fail --
Conclusion --
Notes --
PART IV: Managing elite performance systems --
Chapter 19: Culture, leadership, and management with elites --
Introduction --
The goals of leadership in elite sport --
Achieving success: high performing cultures and their components --
Cultural challenges for leaders in elite sport --
Processes, mechanisms, styles, and skills for leading and managing in elite sport --
Concluding comments --
References --
Chapter 20: Developing elites --
academy systems --
Introduction --
Professional sport academies --
The issue of coherence across the academy process and network --
Professional sport to Olympic sport --
Academy environments and talent pathways --
the challenges --
Modelling the pathway --
Dynamics that conspire to trip you up within the pathway --
What is an effective talent development environment? --
Optimising the pathway --
Next steps --
References --
Chapter 21: Supporting performance --
a national institute perspective --
Introduction and context --
Vision and mission --
How did I get here? --
Emerging into an 'occupied' space --
Complex adaptive systems. The high-performance system as an ecology of ideas --
Evolving relationships --
Multidisciplinary support work --
Do you want to dance? --
Relationship with athletes --
Summary --
References --
Chapter 22: The performance director's role --
Introduction --
Contextualising the PD role in UK Olympic and Paralympic sport --
So, what do you have to be able to do as a PD? --
The present and future of the PD role? --
Concluding comments --
Chapter 23: Leading a national system --
Introduction --
National systems and the responsibility of the CEO: a brief overview --
Delivering outcomes for the nation: some principles on 'WHAT to do' --
Delivering outcomes for the nation: some principles on 'HOW to do it' --
Concluding comments --
Chapter 24: Managing a professional football club --
Editors' introduction --
Introduction --
My path --
Type of leadership --
Why is football specific? --
Obstacles to the job --
Conclusions --
Chapter 25: Managing impressions and relationships when speaking to the sports media --
Introduction --
Impression management in the sports media --
Bear in mind your context! --
Relationship management in the media: protecting your working relationships --
Other interpersonal goals: praising and playing mind games in the media --
Conclusion --
References --
PART V: Fitting systems to societies --
Chapter 26: Fitting within the social milieu --
Introduction --
My journey --
Current role --
The Chinese football club as an organisation --
Cultural differences --
Language --
Typical mistakes when working in China --
Adapting to a new culture --
Conclusions --
Chapter 27: Vive la difference --
perspectives on the challenges of being a woman in high-level sport --
Introduction --
Men's world --
Gender stereotypes --
Possible challenges: "just because you're a woman" --
Prescriptive stereotypes: the cause of devaluation and social rejection.
Series Title: Routledge International Handbooks Ser.

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