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Respect for the Game

Craig Clifford

Craig Clifford is professor of philosophy and director of the honors programs at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Randolph M. Feezell

Randolph Feezell is professor of philosophy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sport and Character : Reclaiming the Principles of Sportsmanship

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...To enter into a practice is to enter into a relationship not only with its contemporary practitioners but also with those who have preceded us in the practice, particularly those whose achievements extended the reach of the practice to its...

Tapering for Precision Sports

Iñigo Mujika

Iñigo Mujika, PhD, is a lecturer in the department of physiology, faculty of medicine and odontology, at the University of the Basque Country in Leioa, Spain. Previously, Mujika was also the head of the department of research and development at the Spanish professional football team Athletic Club Bilbao. As a researcher, sport science practitioner, and coach, Mujika is widely considered one of the most respected experts on tapering and peaking for optimal performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook

...In contrast with most individual sports, in which performance is often related to an athletes’ physiological capacities and basic training variables, performance in precision sports is a measure of an athlete’s accuracy in activities...

Sporting Experiences in Colonial America, 1400–1750

Gerald R. Gems

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Gerald R. Gems, PhD is an international scholar and a professor of Kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda J. Borish

Dr. Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gertrud Pfister

Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sports in American History : From Colonization to Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...After reading this chapter, you will have learned about the following:The foundations of sport in colonial America emerging from the peoples of various culturesThe significance of sporting practices and recreation for diverse groups...

Tiebreaking Procedures

John Byl

John Byl, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches courses such as Organization of Sport and Physical Education. He has directed high school and college intramurals for over 30 years and has coached a variety of sports at the community, high school, and college levels. Byl has edited, authored, and coauthored many books, including 101 Fun Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games, Intramural Recreation: Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Effective Program, and Co-Ed Recreational Games. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Organizing Successful Tournaments

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook

...From time to time, a game or match needs to have a winner and cannot be left as a tie. The first part of this chapter gives examples of how that can be done. In the case of round robin tournaments or league play, it might also be necessary...