Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance
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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 402 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 27.94mm | 880g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 26 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138290300
  • 9781138290303
  • 1,103,947

Table of contents

List of illustrations





List of contributors





Foreword





Introduction - defining, delineating, and driving elite performance


Dave Collins, Andrew Cruickshank, and Geir Jordet





PART I


Coaching elites - art and science


1 The principles of elite coaching - blending knowledge, experience, and novelty


Dave Collins





2 Being the personal coach


Toni Minichiello





3 Being the national coach in an Olympic sport


Mike Hay





4 Coaching a national team in professional football


Egil `Drillo' Olsen with Geir Jordet





5 Doing it week in, week out


Dean Smith with Andrew Cruickshank





6 Coaching in action/adventure sports - a novel challenge


Tom Willmott





7 Specialist coaching - coaching quarterbacks in NFL, college, and high school


Steve Fairchild with Geir Jordet





8 Developing the players of tomorrow


Ruben Jongkind





PART II


The appliance of science - uni-disciplinary perspectives


9 Physiology - working in endurance


Andy Jones





10 Strength and conditioning in the elite team sport environment


Clive Brewer





11 Performance analysis - working in football


Christopher Carling





12 Working with psychology in professional football


Geir Jordet





13 Keeping them on the pitch


Andy Barr with Geir Jordet





14 Medical practice with elite athletes


Bruce Hamilton





PART III


The appliance of science - interdisciplinary perspectives





15 Effective performance support - an integrated view


Graeme Maw





16 Interdisciplinary performance development in elite sport - applied sport science


Fergus Connolly





17 Using data in football


Ian Graham





18 Research and innovation - seeking and securing competitive advantage


Peter Vint





PART IV


Managing elite performance systems





19 Culture, leadership, and management with elites


Andrew Cruickshank





20 Developing elites - academy systems


Neil McCarthy





21 Supporting performance - a national institute perspective


Phil Moore





22 The performance director's role


Tim Jones with Andrew Cruickshank





23 Leading a national system


Alex Baumann with Andrew Cruickshank





24 Managing a professional football club


Frederic Paquet with Geir Jordet





25 Managing impressions and relationships when speaking to the sports media


Kieran A. File





PART V


Fitting systems to societies





26 Fitting within the social milieu


Mads Davidsen





27 Vive la difference - perspectives on the challenges of being a woman in high-level sport


Tynke Toering





28 Developing coaches and players around the globe


Anne Pankhurst with Rosie Collins





29 The coach nomad


Guus Hiddink with Geir Jordet





30 The transition to elite performance - societal contrasts in the same sport


B. J. Mather and Dave Rotheram





PART VI


Living in the system - the performer perspective





31 The new kids on the block


`Team Porteous' with Dave Collins





32 Staying at the top in Olympic rowing for 25 years


Olaf Tufte with Geir Jordet





33 Playing home and away - and away and away


Tore Andre Flo with Andrew Cruickshank





34 Life AND sport - making it happen AND progressing while you play


Sinead Jennings with Aine MacNamara





PART VII


Integration - making it all work


35 Driving the performance system - DOES research help?


Dave Collins and Andrew Cruickshank





36 Working in the jungle - how should elite sport practitioners operate and be developed?


Helen Alfano, Dave Collins, and Geir Jordet





37 Creating long-term high performing teams


Stuart Lancaster with Veronica Burke


Index
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About Dave 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 Lancashire in the UK.


Geir Jordet is Professor in Sport Psychology at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, and regular consultant for several European football associations and professional football clubs. He is co-owner of cognitive training software company BeYourBest.
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