Professional Practice in Sport Performance Analysis by Andrew ButterworthThe use of performance analysis as an evaluative tool in the coaching process is now strongly embedded. This book aims to explore a range of contemporary topics relating to current and future working practices of practitioners in the discipline. Professional Practice in Sport Performance Analysis delivers practically centred insights into the reality of working in the industry, including the technological, theoretical and personal competencies required. This new book delves into the realities of working as an analyst within the evolving and complex coaching process which practitioners need to navigate in order to successfully deliver their job role. It uncovers the practical realities, underpinning knowledge, challenges and constraints of working as an applied performance analyst whilst providing a practical guide for those practitioners who are currently, or seeking, to work as an applied performance analyst. Grounded in practice and experience, Professional Practice in Sport Performance Analysis helps educate and encapsulate the working realities of the modern-day performance analyst and will be critical reading for students of performance analysis, coaching, skill acquisition and development.
Sport Policy Across the United Kingdom by Mathew Dowling (Editor); Spencer Harris (Editor); Chris Mackintosh (Editor)This book provides a comparative analysis of sport and physical activity policies, processes, and practices across the home nations (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) of the United Kingdom. Drawing upon in-depth analysis by internationally recognised experts within the sport policy and management field, and applying a novel analytical framework, this book offers the first comprehensive intra-country comparison of the most significant features of the sporting infrastructure across the home nations. With chapters focusing on each of the four nations in detail, followed by a comparative chapter that traces the evolution of sport policy across the UK, the book examines the differences and similarities across elite, community, and school sport policy. It provides important insight into how sport policy interacts with national and devolved political structures and with socio-cultural factors to drive both elite sporting success and community sport development. The book is essential reading for any student, researcher, policy-maker or sport practitioner with an interest in sport policy, sport development, sport management, public policy, or politics.