Touch In Sports Coaching And Physical Education

Author: Heather Piper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134118023
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Touch In Sports Coaching And Physical Education. In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous. Coaches find themselves operating in a framework of regulations and guidelines that create anxiety, for them and others, and for many volunteer (and sometimes professional) coaches, this fearful context has led them to question the risks and benefits of their continuing involvement in sport. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education is the first book to explore this difficult topic in detail. Drawing on a series of international studies from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden and elsewhere, it presents important new research evidence and examines theories of risk and moral panic that frame the discussion. By challenging prevailing orthodoxies the book makes a significant contribution to critical discussion around practice, pedagogy, politics and policy in sport and physical education, and also informs current debates around the nature and quality of all in loco parentis relationships.

Positive Pedagogy For Sport Coaching

Author: Richard Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315443708
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Positive Pedagogy For Sport Coaching. The concept of positive pedagogy has transformed the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. Presenting examples of positive pedagogy in action, this book is the first to apply its basic principles to individual sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and karate. Using the game based approach (GBA) (an athlete-centred, inquiry-based method that involves game-like activities), this book demonstrates how positive pedagogy can be successfully employed across a range of sports and levels of performance, while also providing insight into coaches’ experiences of this approach. Divided into three sections that focus on the development, characteristics and applications of positive pedagogy, it fills a gap in coaching literature by extending the latest developments of GBA to activities beyond team sports. It pioneers a way of coaching that is both efficient in improving performance and effective in promoting positive experiences of learning across all ages and abilities. Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching: Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports is invaluable reading for all sports coaching students as well as any practising coach or physical education teacher looking for inspiration.

Play Practice

Author: Alan G. Launder
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736097007
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Play Practice. This text offers an innovative approach to teaching and coaching based on a thorough analysis of skilled performance and an understanding of the conditions under which people learn best. It shows how the strategies of simplifying, shaping, focusing, and enhancing can maximize learning and positively influence the attitudes of learners.

Game Sense

Author: Richard Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415532876
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Game Sense. Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the game at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become more tactically aware, to make better decisions and to have more fun. Game Sense is a comprehensive, research-informed introduction to the Game Sense approach that defines and explores key concepts and essential pedagogical theory, and that offers an extensive series of practical examples and plans for using Game Sense in real teaching and coaching situations. The first section of the book helps the reader to understand how learning occurs and how this informs player-centred pedagogy. It also explains the relationship between Game Sense and other approaches to Teaching Games for Understanding. The second section of the book demonstrates how the theory can be applied in practice, providing a detailed, step-by-step guide to using Game Sense in eleven sports, including soccer, basketball, field hockey and softball. No other book explores the Game Sense approach in such depth, or combines theory and innovative practical techniques. Game Sense is invaluable reading for all students of physical education or sports coaching, any in-service physical education teacher or any sports coach working with children or young people.

Preventing Dance Injuries

Author: Ruth L. Solomon
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN:
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Preventing Dance Injuries. Recognized as a foundational publication in 1990, Preventing Dance Injuries has been updated in this second edition with significant new material to guide dance medicine specialists and educators in promoting the physical and psychological well-being of dancers. Preventing Dance Injuries, Second Edition, contains comprehensive coverage of dance injuries, including screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The book is thoroughly updated and reorganized, and it includes four new chapters that examine the determining factors in - common injuries to young dancers; - iliopsoas tendinitis, a condition that has recently commanded much attention in dance medicine; - eating disorders and body image; and - the female athlete triad as it affects dancers.In addition, new editorial comments, section headings, and highlight boxes in every chapter aid readers in cross-referencing between chapters, finding specific subjects, and grasping contextual meaning quickly. The following are additional improvements to this edition: - An expanded glossary of medical terms - More than 100 recommended readings from current literature - More than 200 images including new anatomical illustrations that reinforce the concepts described in the book - An expanded and cross-referenced index Part I describes some screening techniques for identifying potential injuries in dancers. Part II details common injuries by site, with attention to the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of each type of injury. It includes separate chapters on foot and ankle injuries, knee problems, iliopsoas tendinitis, spinal problems, and stress fractures. Part III covers the prevention of injuries from the standpoint of biomechanics, focusing on efficient warm-up, proper strengthening and stretching, and comprehension of risk factors for various injuries. Part IV examines psychological concerns of dancers, including the relationship between stress, performance, and injury; the body image connection to eating disorders; and the occurrence of the female athlete triad in dancers. Up to date, expanded, and comprehensive, Preventing Dance Injuries, Second Edition, will help dancers avoid injury and increase their chances for reaching their full potential.

Applied Ethics For Sport Physical Activity Professionals

Author: Earle F. Zeigler
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146695910X
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Applied Ethics For Sport Physical Activity Professionals. This text is designed to provide the sport and physical activity professional with an introduction to ethical decision-making. It can apply readily to the reader's personal, professional and environmental (or societal) lif--if such a division can be established in connection with ethics and morality in one's life pattern. (In the final analysis, of course, everything is "personal.") Any new book being recommended for use by a great many people needs solid justification. In Applied Ethics Sport and Physical Activity Professionals, an excellent case can be made for use of this basic, multi-phased (1-2-3-4) approach to ethical decision-making offered here. Faced with the prevailing "ethical chaos" of the early 21st century--and keeping firmly in mind the vital need to preserve our individual freedom and civil liberties, it starts in a relatively simple fashion in Phase One. Actually the three steps offered here might actually "do it" for the reader (and for the author too!) in most situations! Then it moves progressively and sequentially through Phases Two, Three, and Four that are assuredly desirable, but optional. Although it says "optional," it is true that using one or more of them could serve to confirm or negate the reader's Phase-One decision. Interestingly, and importantly nevertheless, all four phases of this approach to ethical decision-making can be carried out successfully by a reasonably intelligent person. (Phase Four, a case method technique, can be pursued best in a group discussion of the issue at hand by those concerned.) It is argued here basically, for several reasons, that the young person in society today is initially missing out completely on a sound "experiential" introduction to ethics and morality. This is true whether reference is mad to that which typically takes place in the home, the school system, or the church--actually an experience that doesn't take place adequately!. In fact, the truth is that typically no systematic instruction in this most important subject is offered at any time. (And the author refuses to accept the often-heard "osmosis stance"--i.e., that such knowledge is "better caught than taught!".) In Part I, in an effort to improve the prevailing situation, the reader learns initially how this all came about, how and why such a terrible gap exists. Where previously, for many at least, a relatively strong, orthodox, religious indoctrination prevailed--and was of some help--the situation has steadily deteriorated in our present multi-ethnic, secular culture to a point where "confusion reigns" as to ethical conduct (see Chapters 1). This topic will be elaborated still further through a brief narrative explaining how such a confusing miasma came into existence on the topic of ethical values and problems in our society today (Chapter 2). Next the "good" and the "bad" will be explained briefly in historical perspective (in Chapter 3). Next, because this subject can become confusing unless the terms used are understood and one's reasoning is sound, elementary reasoning (i.e., informal logic or "critical thinking" was planned for Chapter 4--but it is now in the Appendix (for ease of reference). So Chapter 4 offers now instead a quick look at six of the major ethical routes or approaches extant in today's confusing Western-world scenario. Finally, in Part I, it is explained how a person's ethical outlook should be an implicit/explicit experiential approach that necessarily moves daily from personal to professional ethics (Chapter 5). In Part II, one basic philosophic approach to applied ethics--a three-step one--is offered as Phase One of a total four-phase, experiential plan that may be applied to a specific problem-solving ethical situation (Chapter 6). This plan of attack moves sequentially from the time-proven thought of three great philosophers of the past (i.e., proceeds from Kant to Mill to Aristotle). Then, a second, legal or jurisprudential approach (Phase Two) is introduced as a (possible) follow-up to Phase One using a four-step technique). This can be employed by those who wish to consolidate and support their embryonic decision-making process of Phase One somewhat more with a (jurisprudential) law argument (Chapter 7). Next, in Phase Three, the reader is presented with the possibility of strengthening and supplementing (i.e., verifying) his or her (Phase One) decision by carefully superimposing or blending the results of the three-step, philosophic approach onto the (jurisprudential) law argument developed in Phase Two (Chapter 8). Finally, in Phase Four, if the reader wishes to carry this analytic process one step further, a more detailed case method approach to ethical decision-making has been added (Chapter 9). Here one sample case will demonstrate the possible progression through the four phases resulting in ethical decision-making of a personal nature. At this point, moving into Part III of the book, after a brief explanatory discussion, Chapters 10, 11, and 12 offer a variety of ethical problems for consideration and "laboratory" practice. It was decided to divide these ethical problems into three reasonably discrete categories: (1) personal, (2) professional, and (3) environmental. (Of course, we appreciate that each of these categories is "personal" in nature, in that it would be an individual who would be making ethical decisions related to the case problems offered under each category). However, every effort is made through initial consideration of the nature of the ethical problem at hand to have a specific problem be (1) "largely personal" (e.g., one's private sex life); (2) "largely professional practices" (e.g., one's professional conduct on the job); or (c) "largely environmental problems" (e.g., one's involvement in combatting environmental degradation). Of course, there is bound to be some overlap among these categories. Exercises will be provided with each category (e.g., professional). The case situation or problem will be explained briefly but succinctly. Then, after a brief analysis, the reader is asked to follow the same progression through the one or (possibly) more of the four phases resulting in the making of a defensible ethical decision. The author has observed that many books of this nature propose a number of different philosophical stances, often in a semi-neutral fashion, recommending that the reader ultimately make his or her own personal decision about which to follow. In this book it was planned initially to follow this "striving-to-stay-neutral" approach. But then the author decided, also, that first he would provide an "easy-entry" approach as well, one that can be used before a person makes a final decision (i.e., as more experience and maturation are obtained during life). In addition, in Part IV, the author felt also that he had a responsibility to make his own position on ethical decision-making known at some point (see Chapter 13). He did this because he felt--especially since the turbulent 1960s when most students demanded it as a right--that (a) he owed that to you, and (b) he felt that so-called "scientific ethics" possibly offers the best hope for the entire world in the 21st century (or as soon as possible thereafter). A final, brief concluding discussion (Chapter 14) will urge the reader to follow through and to take it from this point in your own personal, professional, and public life. The need for critical evaluation will be stressed as he/she strives to form an evolving, possibly fluid, basis for sound ethical decision-making in what are bound to be difficult years ahead in the 21st century. If time is of the essence in the resolution of a pressing ethical problem of either a person or professional nature, you may well decide that Phases No. 2, 3, and 4--which can be considered as optional--are not absolutely necessary for y

Physical Education And Sport In A Changing Society

Author: William Hardin Freeman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Physical Education And Sport In A Changing Society. This new edition provides a current, complete and balanced overview in the field of physical education, sport and exercise science. This book continues to cover physical education from its historical foundations to its role in today's society and the future while using the most current overview of the field available. The book surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and thoroughly examines technology, current issues and future trends. This major revision reflects a thorough updating of all material and references and expansion of new trends and issues. For physical educators.