Sports development is an important emerging field of academic study with a distinctive contribution to make to wider social, cultural, economic and educational policies and practices. Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice offers a detailed, authoritative and dependable guide to all aspects of the subject.
Now in its second edition, this popular course text examines the roles of those working in and around sports development and explores how professionals can devise better and more effective ways of promoting interest, participation or performance in sport. The book has been fully updated to include coverage of contemporary debates about mass participation, community sports development, social inclusion, coaching and talent development, PE and school sport, working and volunteering in sports development, elite performance and the Olympic Games, research and policy evaluation.
Sports Development represents an invaluable resource for university and further education students, researchers and those working in sports development and is essential reading for all those wanting to prove themselves effective in this area.
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