Child Welfare in Football

Child Welfare in Football

Author: Celia Brackenridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134193516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection, social policy, and the culture and governance of sport. It covers: The youth soccer context — twenty-first century family life, the sports policy background, and the organisation, governance and culture of the English game Research findings — the experiences of children and young people, parents and carers, coaches, teachers, referees, Child Protection Officers, Football Development Officers, and those involved in women’s, disability and professional soccer Issues in social policy research — methodological, ethical and management challenges Conclusions and implications — the benefits and limitations of different approaches to the protection of children and young people in sport. For researchers, professionals and decision-makers, this text provides important new insight into the impact of child protection policies, and into the potential for evidence-based practice in youth sport.

Athlete-centred Coaching

Athlete-centred Coaching

Author: Lynn Kidman

Publisher: IPC Print Resources

ISBN: 9780956506504

Category: Coach-athlete relationships

Page: 311

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Six coaches and three athletes-involved in sports from international to school-aged level-share their knowledge, stories and philosophies, offering practical insights into how athlete-centred coaching can be put into practice. These successful, athlete-centred, humanistic coaches inspire their athletes and encourage them to make informed decisions.

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Author: Gareth Carrol

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789048575

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Gareth Carrol presents a collection of "modern idioms", which have become a part of our vocabulary in the past 50 years or so. In most cases, idioms such as "raining cats and dogs", that colour our everyday communication, are deeply rooted in culture and history. However, just like words, new idioms emerge in language, and many have entered our vocabulary through, TV, movies and the internet. These modern idioms can be dated very precisely. Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics finds the origins of these idioms, and charts their development.

On the Road Past the Gate

On the Road Past the Gate

Author: Andrew Gamwell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291977264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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2nd Edition: Revised & Updated. My life is probably very similar to many and certainly most ordinary, yet the lure of what was outside the gate has always been strong... Like many, my youth included, broken bones, a nail through the hand, the odd black eye, tasting beer for the first time, and playing with mates in their attic, aspiring to be on ‘Opportunity Knocks’ (a talent show of the day)... From that audition tape to second-hand mohair suits, scooters, my further travels, and lots in-between these are the ‘Memories and Travels of a Small Town Boy’

Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model

Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model

Author: James Rudd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000402438

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

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This book offers an ecological conceptualisation of physical literacy. Re-embracing our ancestry as hunter gatherers we gain a new appreciation and understanding of the importance of play, not only in terms of how children learn, but also in showing us as educators how we can lay the foundations for lifelong physical activity. The concept of physical literacy has been recognised and understood throughout history by different communities across the globe. Today, as governments grapple with the multiple challenges of urban life in the 21st century, we can learn from our forebears how to put play at the centre of children’s learning in order to build a more enduring physically active society. This book examines contemporary pedagogical approaches, such as constraints-led teaching, nonlinear pedagogy and the athletic skills model, which are underpinned by the theoretical framework of Ecological Dynamics. It is suggested that through careful design, these models, aimed at children, as well as young athletes, can (i) encourage play and facilitate physical activity and motor learning in children of different ages, providing them with the foundational skills needed for leading active lives; and (ii), develop young athletes in elite sports programmes in an ethical, enriching and supportive manner. Through this text, scientists, academics and practitioners in the sub-disciplines of motor learning and motor development, physical education, sports pedagogy and physical activity and exercise domains will better understand how to design programmes that encourage play and thereby develop the movement skills, self-regulating capacities, motivation and proficiency of people, so that they can move skilfully, effectively and efficiently while negotiating changes throughout the human lifespan.

The Future is Feminine

The Future is Feminine

Author: Ciara Cremin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350149793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Carnage in the classroom, misogynists in high office, sociopaths in uniform, masculinity is a killer. From styles of dress to the stunted capacity for expressing a diversity of emotions, becoming a man involves killing off and repudiating anything that in our society is held as feminine. When a person is unable to show compassion and tenderness, or when exposed for their frailties, feels angry and humiliated, they have problems. Problems that none of us are immune to. Masculinity, Cremin provocatively declares, is a generic disorder of a sick society that afflicts even the best of us. Neither a condition of being human nor even of male, it is a disorder, as she illustrates, of a capitalist society that depends and even thrives upon its very symptoms. From the perspective of a trans woman raised to be a man, the book maps the disorder and speculates on the possible means to overcome it. Instead of signifying weakness, catastrophes can be prevented when the qualities men often fear and women often feel subordinated to are prioritised, affirmed and nourished. Drawing, amongst others, on Marx and Freud, Cremin eloquently demonstrates why there can be no future other than one in which we are all reconciled as a society with the feminine. In such a future, the terms 'masculine' and 'feminine' will neither define us nor determine our relationship to one another.

Business and the Beautiful Game

Business and the Beautiful Game

Author: Theo Theobald

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749443545

Category: Business

Page: 152

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Extract from cover: Provides a framework for a fresh way of thinking about business, helping readers to remember what's important, on and off the pitch and in and out of the workplace...this book makes useful observations without taking the business world too seriously.

Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies

Author: Scott Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470664407

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 404

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Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new-found football wisdom, brush up on details you're unsure about (the offside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this is the book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules and tactics, as well as giving an in-depth history of the sport and how it has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide will get you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in no time. With dream team formations, tips on football betting and supporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats on current teams, players and managers both at home and abroad, football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keeps it fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the major tournaments and beyond. Football For Dummies includes: PART 1: KICK OFF Chapter 1: The bare essentials Chapter 2: A rich history Chapter 3: Get your boots on - the gear you need PART 2: PLAYING THE GAME Chapter 4: Laying down the laws Chapter 5: Positions and tactics Chapter 6: Honing your skills Chapter 7: Talented training Chapter 8: Coaching, managing and leadership Chapter 9: Putting it all into practice PART 3: THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL Chapter 11: The World Cup Chapter 12: The international scene Chapter 13: The British club scene Chapter 14: Taking on the world Chapter 15: Women's football PART 4: FANS ENCLOSURE Chapter 16: Going to the match Chapter 17: Read all about it... Chapter 18: Compulsive viewing: Football on TV (and film, and DVD...) Chapter 19: Joining in (sort of...) PART 5: THE PART OF TENS Chapter 20: Great players Chapter 21: Great managers Chapter 22: Great matches Chapter 23: Bad behaviour PART 6: APPENDICES Appendix 1: Appendix A: Honour Boards Appendix 2: Glossary Appendix 3: Key Football Organisations

The Vapour Trails Of Hypocrisy

The Vapour Trails Of Hypocrisy

Author: Stuart Mackay

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468963120

Category: Fiction

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Murder is never straight forward, catching the killer is never easy. DI Innes Cameron is in charge of a brutal murder investigation. How many will have to die before he catches the killer? How do you solve the problems of the past? Who is Minos?

Calum's Tough Match

Calum's Tough Match

Author: Danny Scott

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 9781782502845

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Caleytown’s P6 boys have come so far, but they’ve still got to beat their old rivals Muckleton in the playoffs if they want a place in the National Soccer Sevens Tournament. There’s a longstanding tradition of pranking between these two teams, and Calum and Leo are feeling the pressure to make this year more hilarious than ever... Their headteacher has threatened to forfeit the tournament if they pull a prank on Muckleton. Will they risk it anyway -- and have they forgotten how important the tournament is to them?