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Katharine M. Nohr

Katharine M. Nohr, the author of Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention, is a principal for Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, providing career longevity and reputation risk management training to professional athletes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation : The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...© Human KineticsA baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.Baseball is well known for injuries to spectators and players when they are hit by balls traveling at high velocity. Baseball bats have also been known...

Women’s Sport in the 21st Century

Ellen J. Staurowsky

Ellen J. Staurowsky, EdD, is a professor in the Department of Sport Management at Drexel University. She is renowned as an authority on the business of college athletics, college student-athlete rights, and Title IX and gender equity. Staurowsky has been featured in numerous national media outlets and served as an expert witness in the historic antitrust case O’Bannon v. NCAA. Staurowsky draws from more than 30 years of experience as both a practitioner and scholar, having served as a collegiate athletic director at multiple colleges. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women and Sport : Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...In this chapter, you will learn about the following:Changes in baseline data from the 1970s to the presentThe concept of the female athlete paradoxThe paradox of the female athlete warriorThe paradox of strong female athletes feeling like...

Gender Equity

Andrew T. Pittman

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Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the HLKN department at Texas A&M University, where he is assistant director of the Sport Management Division. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. He is a frequent presenter at conferences from the local to the international levels on topics related to sport law. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John O. Spengler

John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is a professor and director of the University of Florida’s Sport Policy and Research Collaborative. Spengler received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his law degree from the University of Toledo, and his PhD from Indiana University. His research focuses on legal and policy issues relevant to sport and recreation, obesity prevention and physical activity, and structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence health. Spengler’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah J. Young

Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She has more than a decade of experience in administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects courses to undergraduate and graduate students in sport and recreation. Young has published numerous articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications and has given more than 50 presentations at professional conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Case Studies in Sport Law : Second Edition

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...The courts have struggled with gender participation issues related to sports for many years, and the decisions have not been consistent. Even with the advances that society has made over the past few decades in breaking down gender...

Tort Law and Product Liability

Andrew T. Pittman

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Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the HLKN department at Texas A&M University, where he is assistant director of the Sport Management Division. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. He is a frequent presenter at conferences from the local to the international levels on topics related to sport law. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John O. Spengler

John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is a professor and director of the University of Florida’s Sport Policy and Research Collaborative. Spengler received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his law degree from the University of Toledo, and his PhD from Indiana University. His research focuses on legal and policy issues relevant to sport and recreation, obesity prevention and physical activity, and structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence health. Spengler’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah J. Young

Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She has more than a decade of experience in administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects courses to undergraduate and graduate students in sport and recreation. Young has published numerous articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications and has given more than 50 presentations at professional conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Case Studies in Sport Law : Second Edition

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...Tort law is a dynamic area of law for which the fundamental issue is determining when losses from an injury should be shifted from the victim to the individual or organization causing the injury. Tort law is defined as a civil wrong...

Internal Versus External Focus Instructions

Gabriele Wulf

Gabriele Wulf, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Dr. Wulf has more than 100 publications in motor learning and control and 35 publications related to attentional focus and motor skills. She initiated the line of research described in this book—external versus internal focus of attention—in the mid-1990s. She has been a section editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Attention and Motor Skill Learning

Human Kinetics, 2007

Ebook Chapter

...Imagine a windsurfer who is trying to learn a “power jibe.” This maneuver requires the well-timed coordination of leg and arm movements and appropriate weight shifts during its various phases, coupled with the precise timing of flipping...

Power Sports

Sheri R. Colberg

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia). In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health; 28 book chapters; and over a dozen books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, The Diabetes Breakthrough, and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes

Human Kinetics, 2020

Ebook Chapter

...Power sports require you to perform short, powerful bouts of activity. In baseball, the activity may involve hitting the ball and sprinting to first base. In field events, it may be the high jump or discus throw. Recently, athletes...

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...

Strength and Power

Heidi Skolnik

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, Inc., a nutrition consulting practice. She has master’s degrees in exercise science and human nutrition. She is also a New York State certified nutritionist, a fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified ACSM health fitness instructor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrea Chernus

Andrea Chernus, MS, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and New York State certified dietitian and nutritionist. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Columbia University in New York. She maintains a full-time private practice on the upper west side in New York City, where she sees many athletes and performers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...Baseball, diving, football, gymnastics, cheerleading, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling are all considered strength and power sports. Strength and power athletes range from some of the largest athletes to some...