Sports Development is an important emerging field of academic study with a distinctive contribution to make to wider social, cultural, economic and education policies and practices. "Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice" provides a detailed, authoritative and dependable guide to all aspects of the subject. 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. Now in its second edition, "Sports Development" has been updated to include 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. It includes chapters covering: Sports Policy; Policy into Practice; Developing 'Sport for All': Inequality and Inclusion; Community Sports; Development PE; and School Sport Partnerships and Sport; Sports Development and Health; Resourcing Sports; Development Sports; Development and Sports Coaching; Researching and Evaluating Sports Development. "Sports Development, Second Edition" represents an invaluable resource for university and further education students, researchers and those working in sports development and should be essential reading for all those wanting to prove themselves effective in this area.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd