Sport Is Life with the Volume Turned Up

Lessons Learned That Apply to Business and Life

Author: Joan Cronan

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

View: 544

In Sport Is Life with the Volume Turned Up, Joan Cronan offers a refreshing and innovative perspective on strengthening performance and achieving success in both the business world and everyday life. During her twenty-eight years as Women’s Athletics Director for the University of Tennessee, Cronan built one of the most prominent and respected women’s athletics programs in the nation, resulting in ten NCAA titles and twenty-four SEC Tournament Championships for the Lady Vols during her tenure. She reveals in her book what happened behind the scenes in constructing a successful, nationally renowned women’s athletics program—and it turns out that game days were only part of the story. Cronan’s lighthearted stories and succinct business tips will draw you in until you feel like you are present for every victory she describes on the court and in the workplace. Cronan’s business acumen and passionate approach to positive change will arm you with the outlook and the tools you need to revolutionize the professional and personal spheres in your life.

Sport in Life

Reflections & Refractions

Author: Raju Mukherji, Arijit Mukherjee

Publisher: Notion Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 847

SPORT IN LIFE: Reflections & Refractions is a unique book authored by Raju Mukherji and Arijit Mukherjee, containing personal insightful nuggets with erudite views on Sport and its influence on society, politics and everything in between. The concepts and thoughts from Raju and Arijit are further reinstated through case studies from 22 contributors - A tapestry of experiences stitched together by their unwavering love for sports and what they took away long after they hung their boots.

Life Story Research in Sport

Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative

Author: Kitrina Douglas

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 530

What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first book-length study of its kind, Kitrina Douglas and David Carless present the life stories of real elite athletes alongside careful analysis and interpretation of those stories in order to better understand the experience of living in sport. Drawing on psychology, sociology, counselling, psychotherapy and narrative theory, and on narrative research in sports as diverse as golf, track and field athletics, judo and hockey, they explore the ways in which the culture of sport interacts with the mental health, development, identity and life trajectories of elite and professional sports people in highly pressurised and sometimes unhealthy environments. By casting light on a previously under-researched aspect of sport, the book makes a call for strategies to be put in place to minimise difficulties or distress for athletes, for support to be tailored across the different life phases, and highlights the potential benefits in terms of athlete well-being and improved performance. The book also considers how these important issues relate to broader cultural and social factors, and therefore represents important reading for any student or professional with an interest in sport psychology, coaching, sport sociology, youth sport, counselling, or exercise and mental health.

Physical Activity and Sport During the First Ten Years of Life

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Richard Bailey

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 206

Evidence suggests that the first 10 or so years of life create the foundation for subsequent participation in recreational and health-related physical activity. This book brings together researchers and practitioners with expertise in issues related to physical activity, physical education, and sport during the primary/elementary phase of schooling, to explore these important issues. Combining inter-disciplinary perspectives, the book addresses the inherent complexity of researching with young children. It looks at the evidence on development during the first 10 years and how that evidence relates to physical activity and to sport, in pre-school, school and out of school. Finally, the book offers a series of national case studies, from Asia, Europe and Africa, demonstrating the importance of age-appropriate sport and physical activity. This is important reading for any student, researcher, educator or policy maker with an interest in physical activity and health, education in the early years or at primary/elementary level, paediatric exercise science, or youth sport.

Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World

Author: Nils Asle Bergsgard

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

View: 817

Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World explores the Nordic model of sport and outdoor life with respect to such issues as sport facilities, mountain guiding, women and ethnic minorities, urban planning, anti-doping, health, elite sport coaching and leadership, and the globalization of sport. The aims of the volume are twofold. First, it advances knowledge of Nordic sport and outdoor life, as important fields of social activity in their own rights. Second, it enhances the understanding of the ‘Nordic model’ of society, and the ways in which this is constructed, explored and challenged within and through sport and outdoor life activities. In doing so, the contributors explore a range of key themes, notably: how modern Nordic sport and outdoor life activities emerged and are organized through specific social policies; how they may challenge or harbour forms of social exclusion, particularly in regard to gender or minority populations; how they are affected by, and respond to, deviant practices such as doping; how they may contribute to alleviating social problems; and how they confront major structural challenges and changes, such as the impacts of globalization and the continuing dominance of neoliberal economic policies. Interdisciplinary in approach, Sport, Outdoor Life and the Nordic World is essential reading for those studying Nordic sports and societies, and will also appeal to students, academics and wider readers with interests in sport studies, sociology, social policy, cultural studies, anthropology and public health. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life

Critical Perspectives

Author: Emmanuelle Tulle

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 905

This volume addresses key issues such as the cultural and discursive context in which physical activity is discussed; the process of becoming physically active; the role of care settings in enabling physical activity; pleasure; gender; and place and space.

Polo Life

Horses, Sport, 10 and Zen

Author: A Snow & S Onderdonk

Publisher: Shelley Onderdonk



Page: 224

View: 689

This book is more than a sports memoir--it's the chronicle of two open-hearted, big-brained people building an unlikely life together by focusing on the common ground between them.

You Vs You

Sports Psychology for Life

Author: Wayne Mazzoni

Publisher: Mazz Marketing Inc


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 896

Motivational book for all athletes.

Life and Sport in Hampshire

Author: George Albemarle Bertie Dewar

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing



Page: 324

View: 146

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

What Sport Tells Us about Life

Bradman's Average, Zidane's Kiss and Other Sporting Lessons

Author: Ed Smith



Category: Sports

Page: 190

View: 946

'Sport is a condensed version of life - only it matters less and comes up with better statistics.' In a defining moment of modern sport, football legend Zinédine Zidane executes a vicious head-butt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the closing minutes of the World Cup final. During the weeks that follow the whole world asks 'What the hell was he thinking?' Making the reader think completely afresh about the incident, Ed Smith argues that it comes down to this: great athletes, like dictators, have a sense of their own destiny which is entirely alien to mere mortals. And when that destiny goes unfulfilled, frustration burns at fever pitch. In other words, Zidane's head-butt was his angry message to the gods. What Sport Tells Us About Life casts an eye over a spectacular range of topics in sport and culture. In one chapter Smith extols the virtues of amateurism in today's professional world; in another he explains why there'll never be another sportsman as dominant as Don Bradman. He unearths the hidden dimensions of England's 2005 Ashes win, examines the impact of the free market on cricket and football, argues that cheating is not always as clear-cut an issue as it might seem, and wonders whether athletes can learn from beauty queens. Captain of Middlesex, and a brilliant writer,, Smith brings his special kind of insight to these conundrums. The result is a scintillating and entirely original book which shows sport to be a mirror image of the world at large.

Towards a Sustainable Philosophy of Endurance Sport

Cycling for Life

Author: Ron Welters

Publisher: Springer


Category: Philosophy

Page: 195

View: 469

This book provides new perspectives on endurance sport and how it contributes to a good and sustainable life in times of climate change, ecological disruption and inconvenient truths. It builds on a continental philosophical tradition, i.e. the philosophy of among others Peter Sloterdijk, but also on “ecosophy” and American pragmatism to explore the idea of sport as a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles. Since ancient times, human beings have been involved in practices of the Self in order to work on themselves and improve themselves, for instance by strengthening their physical condition and performance through sport. In the contemporary world, millions of individuals engage in endurance sports such as running, swimming and cycling, to get or keep themselves in shape. This study focuses on the ethical dimension of long-distance sport, notably cycling, as a way to become better citizens, but also to contribute to a more sustainable society and healthier planet. Dominant world-views are challenged and an alternative vision is presented. Discourse analysis and conceptual analysis are combined with phenomenology and self-observations of a dedicated practitioner of endurance sport. This book is a great source for philosophers, sport philosophers, environmental philosophers, sport scientists, policy makers, sport journalists, and endurance sport practitioners.

Women who Win

Stories of Triumph in Sport and in Life

Author: Christina Lessa

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 132

Features photographs and interviews with twenty-two noted women atheletes.

The Modern Vikings; Stories of Life and Sport in the Norseland

Author: Boyesen Hjalmar Hjorth 1848-1895

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing



Page: 320

View: 833

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

How Champions Think

In Sports and in Life

Author: Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 799

A "guide to success in all aspects of life-- not just sports-- from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety"