Stress in College Athletics

Author: Robert E Stevens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135412375
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stress in College Athletics: Causes, Consequences, Coping addresses the causes and consequences of stress in college sports and offers effective coping mechanisms that will help individuals understand and control stressors and emotions in their environment. Athletic administrators, coaches, student athletes, parents of athletes, educators, and social and behavioral science researchers will benefit from this examination of what stress is, the different types of stress, and what factors can contribute to anxiety. Containing insight from hundreds of student athletes, coaches, and administrators, this vital book offers you proven research, clear explanations, and recommended suggestions that will enable you to cope with stress and not let it affect your job or your game. Examining how both males and females perceive stress, Stress in College Athletics explores developmental differences between the genders to explain the ways in which the two groups react to and deal with stress. Discussing the challenges that you deal with every day, this valuable book offers you several proven suggestions and methods to help reduce stress, including: Using coping techniques, such as physical exercise (other than the sport you play), recreational activities, muscle relaxation, biofeedback, and meditation Doing things for others and looking to your own spirituality in order to alleviate anxiety Eliminating factors such as fatigue and inferior health in order to avoid the negative emotions of jealousy, fear, and anger that can lead to tension and anxiety Learning how to relieve stress in your immediate environment (on the sidelines, in the audience, or during a test) through simple, effective, and inconspicuous exercises Adapting procedures for self-modification of behavior, such as identifying a behavior you want to change, thinking about the result of that behavior and how often it occurs, and reforming that conduct Through practical research, theories about stress and its causes and effects, and insight from peers, this excellent resource offers suggestions for further inquiry in the field of college athletics and stress. Complete and thorough, Stress in College Athletics will provide you with the necessary tools to help you create a personal stress management system that will improve your well-being in and out of the athletic forum.

Sport Psychology

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415253222
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is the most authoritative, wide-ranging and up-to-date guide of its kind, presenting an accessible reference to all the significant terms used in sport psychology with over 150 essay-length articles.

Sport and Exercise Psychology The Key Concepts

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113452630X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Psychology is an integral element of sport today, from the applied techniques of coaches and athletes, to the socio-psychological behaviour of sport fans. Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers an introductory guide to the vocabulary of sport psychology, to its central theories and most important avenues of research, and to its application in sports performance. Modern and historical illustrations are used throughout the text, while an extensive bibliography and index ensure that the book is an indispensable research tool for any student of sport psychology.

Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Sports Science Exercise Engineering and Technology 2014 ICoSSEET 2014

Author: Rahmat Adnan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812871071
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The proceeding is a collection of research papers presented at the International Colloquium on Sports Science, Exercise, Engineering and Technology (ICoSSEET2014), a conference dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of sports science, exercise, sports engineering and technology including other areas of sports, thereby presenting a consolidated view to the interested researchers in the aforesaid fields. The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on the scope of the conference and establishing new collaborations in these areas. The topics of interest are as follows but are not limited to:1. Sports and Exercise Science • Sports Nutrition • Sports Biomechanics • Strength and Conditioning • Motor Learning and Control • Sports Psychology • Sports Coaching • Sports and Exercise Physiology • Sports Medicine and Athletic Trainer • Fitness and Wellness • Exercise Rehabilitation • Adapted Physical Activity / Disability Sport • Physical Education • Dance, Games and Play 2. Sports Engineering and Technology Application • Sports Equipment Mechanics • Athlete Analysis and Measurement • Instrumentation and Measurement in Sports • Fluid Dynamics in Sports • Computational Modeling in Sports 3. Sports Industry and Management • Sports Event • Sports Management • Sports Tourism • Sports Marketing • Sports Ethics and Law • Sports Sociology • Outdoor and Recreation Management • Inclusive Recreation • Leisure

Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics

Author: William Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135413495
Format: PDF, Docs
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Comprehensive and concise, Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics offers a step-by-step approach to planning and managing successful athletic programs. For athletic administrators at the collegiate level (and those in high school or recreational programs), this valuable resource will help you analyze your organization's environment, set objectives, decide on specific actions, and obtain feedback to create a dynamic plan for your department. Addressing the advantages of devising a blueprint for your athletic enterprise—such as knowing what to expect of colleagues and having a clear picture of future directions—Strategic Planning for Collegiate Athletics offers you easily implemented methods and suggestions to help your athletic department develop a map toward greater success and achievement.