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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 Chapter

...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...

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 Chapter

...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...

Teaching Target Games

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...One of the advantages of bowling over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.Success in archery, golf, tenpin bowling, and lawn bowls depends on sound technique, mental toughness, and resilience, along with the ability to focus tightly...

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 Chapter

...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...

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 Chapter

...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...

Athletes and Neurological Injuries

Anthony L. Petraglia

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Anthony L. Petraglia, MD, graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002 with a BA in neuroscience and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2014. Petraglia was the first neurosurgery resident to complete a neurological sports medicine fellowship, and is currently an attending neurosurgeon at Unity Health System in Rochester, New York, where he is also the director of the concussion program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julian E. Bailes

Julian E. Bailes, Jr., MD, earned a BS from from Louisiana State University in 1978, and his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982. He completed a general surgery internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1983 and a neurological surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1987, as well as a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arthur L. Day

Arthur L. Day, MD, graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School in 1972. He completed his surgical internship iin Birmingham, Alabama, and subsequently completed his residency in neurological surgery and fellowship in brain tumor immunology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine : Concussion and Other Nervous System Injuries in the Athlete

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...Sports and athletics have been around as long as humankind has existed. Their origins can likely be traced to the practice of hunting and the training of combat skills necessary to feed and protect one’s family and tribe. As leisure time...