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High Performance Badminton

High Performance Badminton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847979300
Publisher: The Crowood Press
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High Performance Badminton by Book Resume:

Aimed at all aspiring badminton players, High Performance Badminton is packed with advice on how to improve your game, including an extensive section of tips from star players. Covering both the physical and mental approach, and nutrition, and with comprehensive sections on skill development, training, and tactics, this will be invaluable reading for players and coaches. Contents include; preparing the body; preparing the mind; nutrition and lifestyle; shots, movement and skill development; training for performance; tactical play; performance routines; the role of the coach; tips from the stars. Aimed at all aspiring badminton players and coaches and fully illustrated with 53 colour images and 27 diagrams.


Badminton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847978541
Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Crowood
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Badminton by John Edwards Book Resume:

Crowood Sports Guide are superbly designed full colour paperbacks providing sound practical advice that will help make you a better player whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques and tactics or reviewing the fundaments of your game. Badminton - Crowood Sports Guide features kit checks; laws checks; key points and coaching points and includes introduction to laws and club play. Skills and techniques at every level are discussed along with advice on correct equipment. Issued by the Badminton Association of England as part of the resource pack for their Teacher's Award.

Long-Term Athlete Development

Long-Term Athlete Development [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492582158
Author: Istvan Balyi,Richard Way,Colin Higgs
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Long-Term Athlete Development by Istvan Balyi,Richard Way,Colin Higgs Book Resume:

Long-Term Athlete Development describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional, and national sport organizations. This resource describes the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development. By learning about LTAD, sport administrators and coaches will gain the knowledge and tools to enhance participation and improve performance and growth of athletes. This text offers the first in-depth and practical explanation of the LTAD model. Long-Term Athlete Development integrates current research on talent development and assessment into practice to help sport leaders plan athletic development across the life span or design detailed programs for a particular group, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities. Authors Balyi, Way, and Higgs—pioneers and veteran LTAD facilitators—critique current talent development models, discuss the limitations of the LTAD model, and demonstrate the benefits of LTAD as a new approach. By integrating knowledge of these models, readers are able to analyze their own programs and take steps to improve sport and coaching philosophies and reach adherence and performance goals. Explanations and visuals of concepts help readers understand the state of knowledge in talent identification and long-term athlete development. Chapter-opening vignettes offer examples of how the LTAD model can be used to alleviate common issues. Listings at the end of each chapter offer sources for further study, and reflection questions guide readers in applying the content. The text offers a logical presentation of current research: • Key factors that guide and shape the LTAD model, such as physical literacy, the differences between early- and late-specialization sports, and variations in trainability across the life span • Information on the time needed to develop excellence in sport and how periodization of training is related to the developmental stage of the athlete • The seven stages of LTAD, from development of fundamental movement skills to training for elite competition and the transition to lifelong physical activity • Considerations in the development of optimal programs for participants passing through each of the seven stages Long-Term Athlete Development is an essential guide to improving the quality of sport, developing high-performance athletes, and creating healthy, active citizens. It offers parents, coaches, and sport administrators a deeper understanding of the LTAD model, helping them create an enjoyable, developmentally appropriate environment for both competitive athletes and enthusiastic participants.

Performance Analysis of Sport IX

Performance Analysis of Sport IX [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136167366
Author: Derek M. Peters,Peter O'Donoghue
Publisher: Routledge
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Performance Analysis of Sport IX by Derek M. Peters,Peter O'Donoghue Book Resume:

Performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport science support officers to develop a better understanding of sport performance and therefore to devise more effective methods for improving that performance. Performance Analysis of Sport IX is the latest in a series of volumes that showcase the very latest scientific research into performance analysis, helping to bridge the gap between theory and practice in sport. Drawing on data from a wide variety of sports, the book covers every key topic and sub-discipline in performance analysis, including: analysis of technique technical effectiveness tactical evaluation studying patterns of play motor learning and feedback work rate and physical demands performance analysis technology analysis of elite athletes and teams effectiveness of performance analysis support observational analysis of injury risk analysis of referees Effective performance analysis is now an essential component of the high performance strategy of any elite sport team or individual athlete. This book is therefore essential reading for any advanced student or researcher working in performance analysis, and invaluable reading for any sport science support officer, coach or athletic trainer looking for ways to improve their work with athletes

Science and Racket Sports II

Science and Racket Sports II [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135810052
Author: Mike Hughes,Ian Maynard,Adrian Lees,Thomas Reilly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Science and Racket Sports II by Mike Hughes,Ian Maynard,Adrian Lees,Thomas Reilly Book Resume:

The proceedings of the Second World Congress of Science and Racket Sports and Fifth International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress contain six keynote lectures which provide the latest research on a range of sport science topics as applied to tennis, table tennis, squash and badminton. The book is divided into six parts which deal respectively with Physiology, Nutrition, Preparation for Play, Psychological Aspects, Medical, Biomedical and Technical Aspects, and finally Notational Analysis. Sports scientists, coaches, physiotherapists, physicians and professional from racket sports industries will find that this book gives them access to the latest research from a world-wide group of experts. It will also provide an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The editors have expertise in racket sports as well as in the various scientific disciplines covered at the Congresses. They have all been active in promoting the links between scientific theory and coaching practice.

Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management

Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317498801
Author: Elsa Kristiansen,Milena M. Parent,Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management by Elsa Kristiansen,Milena M. Parent,Barrie Houlihan Book Resume:

Elite youth sport competitions have increased significantly in number in recent years, with the Youth Olympic Games representing the high point of this phenomenon. This book examines the global context within which elite youth sport has emerged and continues to grow. It explores elite youth sport policy across fifteen countries, in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, addressing the questions of how youth talent development is organised and why elite youth sport has become so popular. Taking a comparative global perspective, the book analyses the growth in more systematic approaches to young athlete development and the increasing emphasis on early talent identification. It discusses the attitude of stakeholders (such as NGBs, governments and sponsors) towards elite youth sport, while also considering how young elite athletes’ interests are protected and how the growth in elite youth sport affects a sport’s development strategy. Written by a team of internationally renowned researchers, Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management: A comparative analysis is fascinating reading for all students, scholars, managers, policy-makers and coaches with an interest in youth sport, elite sport development, talent identification and sports policy.

SMASH! The Rise of Indian Badminton

SMASH! The Rise of Indian Badminton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1636067409
Author: Benedict Paramanand
Publisher: Notion Press
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SMASH! The Rise of Indian Badminton by Benedict Paramanand Book Resume:

Badminton has become a popular sport in India thanks to Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Kidambi Srikanth, and a few others. Each of them has a riveting story. The author has tried to weave all their stories into a fascinating canvas. This book is about how Indian badminton emerged as a global powerhouse in over a decade; what’s gone into the making of several world champions; who all played pivotal roles, and much more. It also reflects on the current shortcomings that could slow down the rise of the sport and how they could be addressed. Anyone keen on learning the secrets of peak performance from Indian champions and their coaches; how to bounce back stronger from setbacks; how and how not to lead a team, will find this book appealing. I hope people learn a lot about the history of Indian badminton from this book, Jwala Gutta, Indian Doubles Champion

Skills, Drills & Strategies for Badminton

Skills, Drills & Strategies for Badminton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351817132
Author: Don Paup
Publisher: Routledge
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Skills, Drills & Strategies for Badminton by Don Paup Book Resume:

This book is part of the Teach, Coach, Play series, emphasizing a systematic learning approach to sports and activities. Both visual and verbal information are presented so that readers can easily understand the material and improve performance. Built-in learning aids help readers master each skill in a step-by-step manner. Using the cues, summaries, skills, drills, and illustrations will help build a solid foundation for safe and effective participation now and in the future. The basic approach in all of the Teach, Coach, Play activity titles is to help readers improve their skills and performance by building mastery from simple to increasingly complex levels. The books strive to illustrate correct techniques and demonstrate how to achieve optimal results. The basic organization in each book is as follows: Section 1 overviews history, organizations and publications, conditioning activities, safety, warm up suggestions, and equipment. Section 2 covers exercise or skills, participants, action involved, rules, facility or field, scoring, and etiquette. Section 3 focuses on skills and drills or program design. Section 4 addresses a broad range of strategies specifically designed to improve performance now and in the future. Section 5 provides a convenient glossary of terms.

Sport Development in the United States

Sport Development in the United States [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135075689
Author: Peter Smolianov,Dwight Zakus,Joseph Gallo
Publisher: Routledge
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Sport Development in the United States by Peter Smolianov,Dwight Zakus,Joseph Gallo Book Resume:

The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to closely examine the challenges and opportunities for sports development in the United States, a global sporting giant with a unique, market-driven sporting landscape. Presenting an innovative model of integrated sports development, the book explores the inter-relationship between elite and mass sport across history, drawing on comparative international examples from Australia to the former USSR and Eastern bloc countries. At the heart of the book is an in-depth empirical study of three (traditional and emerging) sports in the US – tennis, soccer and rugby – that offer important lessons on the development of elite sport, methods for increasing participation, and the establishment of new sports in new markets. No other book has attempted to model sports development in the United States in such depth before. Therefore this should be essential reading for all students, researchers, administrators or policy-makers with an interest in sports development, sports management, sports policy, or comparative, international sport studies.

Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0776620959
Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
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Sport Policy in Canada by Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey Book Resume:

"Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa."

Finite Element Analysis on Badminton Racket Design Parameters

Finite Element Analysis on Badminton Racket Design Parameters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319217356
Author: Fakhrizal Azmy Nasruddin,Muhamad Noor Harun,Ardiyansyah Syahrom,Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir,Abdul Hafidz Omar,Andreas Öchsner
Publisher: Springer
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Finite Element Analysis on Badminton Racket Design Parameters by Fakhrizal Azmy Nasruddin,Muhamad Noor Harun,Ardiyansyah Syahrom,Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir,Abdul Hafidz Omar,Andreas Öchsner Book Resume:

This work identifies the characteristics of racket design parameters that influence racket performance. It presents the finite element analysis of several designs of badminton rackets and compares them to experimental results for validation. Designing a racket requires a comprehensive understanding of racket performance characteristics. Essentially, racket performance is related to the sweet spot, which is the spot on the racket head that produces the most power and control when it strikes a shuttlecock. Determining a coefficient of restitution can help to identify the sweet spot on a racket. By analyzing several head shape designs, it becomes apparent that isometric head shape rackets produce better coefficients of restitution compared to oval and round ones. It is recommended that the racket design consist of low string tension, stiffer racket shafts and bigger head size in order to produce higher shuttlecock speed.

Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design

Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9811532702
Author: Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan,Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed,Nur Fahriza Mohd Ali,Denise Koh Choon Lian,Kok Lian Yee,Nik Shanita Safii,Sarina Md Yusof,Nor Farah Mohamad Fauzi
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design by Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan,Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed,Nur Fahriza Mohd Ali,Denise Koh Choon Lian,Kok Lian Yee,Nik Shanita Safii,Sarina Md Yusof,Nor Farah Mohamad Fauzi Book Resume:

This book gathers papers presented at the 2019 Movement, Health & Exercise (MoHE) Conference and International Sports Science Conference (ISSC). The theme of this year’s conference was "Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design". The content covers (but is not limited to) the following topics: exercise science; human performance; physical activity & health; sports medicine; sports nutrition; management & sports studies; and sports engineering & technology.

Home Advantage in Sport

Home Advantage in Sport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000462064
Author: Miguel A. Gómez-Ruano,Richard Pollard,Carlos Lago-Peñas
Publisher: Routledge
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Home Advantage in Sport by Miguel A. Gómez-Ruano,Richard Pollard,Carlos Lago-Peñas Book Resume:

This is the first book exploring the concept of home advantage (HA), the well-known beneficial effect that players and teams derive from performing at home in all sports throughout the world. Despite the fact that the existence of HA dates back to the origins of organized sport in the late 19th century, its root causes and how they operate and interact with each other are still unclear and remain the topic of intense research involving many disciplines, all with the potential objective of improving team and individual performance. This book covers a broad review of HA divided into three different sections: (i) Section 1 focuses on the theory of HA in sport (the concept of this phenomenon, its quantification, and factors supposedly associated with the HA are explored; (ii) Section 2 analyses the effects of HA in sports related tp both male and female athletes, in relation to tactics and strategies, fans, referees, travel, situational variables and the home disadvantage; and (iii) Section 3 studies the HA as it applies to specific sports worldwide such as outdoor sports (football, rugby, cricket, and Australian Football), indoor sports (basketball, futsal, handball, water polo and volleyball), US professional sports, individual sports, racket sports, combat sports, minor sports, disabled sports and the Olympic Games. This book has been written in cooperation with top leading experts in this field worldwide. The book offers a better understanding of the HA effect for MSc and PhD students, athletes, coaches, performance analysts, sport psychologists, sociologists, sport scientists and sport journalists.

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000753026
Author: Mike Hughes,Ian M Franks,Ian M. Franks,Henriette Dancs
Publisher: Routledge
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Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport by Mike Hughes,Ian M Franks,Ian M. Franks,Henriette Dancs Book Resume:

The coaching process is about enhancing performance by providing feedback about the performance to the athlete or team. Researchers have shown that human observation and memory are not reliable enough to provide accurate and objective information for high-performance athletes. Objective measuring tools are necessary to enable the feedback process. These can take the form of video analysis systems post-event, both biomechanical and computerised notation systems, or the use of in-event systems. Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is fully revised with updated existing chapters and the addition of 12 new chapters. It is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. The book offers a full description of the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout. It also explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance. To this end the book has been defined by five sections. In Section 1 the background of performance analysis is explained and Section 2 discusses methodologies used in notating sport performance. Current issues of performance analysis applied research, such as chance, momentum theory, perturbations and dynamic systems are explored in Section 3. Profiling, the essential output skill in performance analysis, is examined in depth in Section 4. The book’s final section offers invaluable applied information on careers available for performance analysts. With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport 3rd Edition is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.

Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134447612
Author: Thomas Reilly,Dave Richardson,Gareth Stratton,A. Mark Williams
Publisher: Routledge
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Youth Soccer by Thomas Reilly,Dave Richardson,Gareth Stratton,A. Mark Williams Book Resume:

As the adult game has increased in popularity, youth soccer has also seen significant expansion in recent years. The popularity of the youth game is set to continue. Young boy and girl players wish to emulate professional soccer stars and the professional game, often with long-term financial rewards in mind, is increasingly keen to develop young talent. Applied sports science is now a well-established feature of the adult game but the sports science that supports modern football does not translate directly into the youth game. The coaches of young players need specific information about children. Themes explored in this text include: growth of physiological systems development of motor and perceptive skills paediatric environmental physiology prevention of injury diet and nutrition youth fitness and skills training effective teaching and coaching of juniors the role of football academies. Youth Soccer: From Science to Performance blends current child-focused sports science theory with youth-specific coaching practice to help create soccer development strategies for children. It promotes knowledge and understanding in all these areas and will further professional expertise amongst coaches who wish to develop the all year round potential of youth soccer players and train the stars of the future.

Coaching Better Every Season

Coaching Better Every Season [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492585416
Author: Wade Gilbert
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Coaching Better Every Season by Wade Gilbert Book Resume:

Maximize the development of your athletes and team throughout the year, and just maybe win a postseason title in the process. Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round Process for Athlete Development and Program Success presents a blueprint for such success, detailing proven coaching methods and practices in preseason, in-season, postseason, and off-season. The Coach Doc, Dr. Wade Gilbert, shares his research-supported doses of advice that have helped coaches around the globe troubleshoot their ailing programs into title contenders. His field-tested yet innovative prescriptions and protocols for a more professional approach to coaching are sure to produce positive results both in competitive outcomes and in the enjoyment of the experience for athletes and coaches. Coaching Better Every Season applies to all sports and guides coaches through the critical components of continual improvement while progressing from one season to the next in the annual coaching cycle. It also presents many practical exercises and evaluation tools that coaches can apply to athletes and teams at all levels of competition. This text is sure to make every year of coaching a more rewarding, if not a trophy-winning, experience.

The Constraints-Led Approach

The Constraints-Led Approach [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351591800
Author: Ian Renshaw,Keith Davids,Daniel Newcombe,Will Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
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The Constraints-Led Approach by Ian Renshaw,Keith Davids,Daniel Newcombe,Will Roberts Book Resume:

For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design provides students and practitioners with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work. Seeking to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the book sets out an ‘environment design framework’, including practical tools and guidance for the application of the framework in coaching and skill acquisition settings. It includes chapters on constraints-led approaches in golf, athletics and hockey, and provides applied reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of motor learning, skill acquisition and developing sport expertise. Providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind constraints-led approaches to skill acquisition, and a foundational cornerstone in the Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport series, this is a vital pedagogical resource for students and practising sports coaches, physical education teachers and sport scientists alike.

A Judgement on a Life

A Judgement on a Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838599908
Author: Stephen Baddeley
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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A Judgement on a Life by Stephen Baddeley Book Resume:

A Judgement on a Life is the continuing tale of Tom, Annie and Ambrosia and the twins the three of them made. It is the story of their happy times together. It is the story of their continued fear and hatred of Sir Peter, and the story of Sir Peter’s hatred for Tom, his obsession with Tom’s ‘Melancholy’ and his love for Tom’s dead mother. It is the sad story of how Sir Peter took Annie away from Tom, and of how he took his daughters too, of how Ambrosia was shot, crippled, and lost Tom’s baby, of how Mr. Monroe, Tom’s protector, was killed, and of how his sons resolved to avenge him. It is the story of three damaged men, of their meeting, of their friendship, of their hatred for Sir Peter, and their love for those they lost. It is the story of their revenge. It is the story of the plans they made, and the story of how not everything went right. It is the story, most of all, of how everything went wrong. But they did get the girls back. But they didn’t get Annie back, and Sir Peter was still alive. The story wasn’t ended.

Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport

Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408182157
Author: Tim Kyndt,Sarah Rowell
Publisher: A&C Black
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Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport by Tim Kyndt,Sarah Rowell Book Resume:

What does it take for a person starting out in their career to succeed in a highly challenging environment? Apart from the technical skills, what are the key values, attitudes and behaviours that deliver outstanding performance in a constantly changing and demanding world? This book examines these questions within the demanding world of elite sport, a stage that places arduous pressures not only on the dedicated athletes, but also on the backstage talent of coaches, scientists and medical support staff. With case studies and interviews throughout, this book provides students with a practical analysis of the personal strengths, determination and interpersonal skills required to reach the top. The book also contains practical guidance for students wishing to begin a career in elite sports, including further reading, websites and contact details of organisations at this elite level.

Managing High Performance Sport

Managing High Performance Sport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136477233
Author: Popi Sotiriadou,Veerle De Bosscher
Publisher: Routledge
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Managing High Performance Sport by Popi Sotiriadou,Veerle De Bosscher Book Resume:

How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book shows a conceptual framework for studying and analysing high performance sport and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation’s sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: defining performance and success organizational structure and leadership finance, funding and marketing coaching and coach development talent identification and development competition and events training and facilities scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport.