How can nations improve their chances of winning medals in international sport? This book deals with the strategic policy planning process that underpins the development of successful national elite sport development systems. Drawing on various international competitiveness studies, it examines how nations develop and implement policies that are based on the critical success factors that may lead to competitive advantage in world sport. An international group of researchers joined forces to develop theories, methods and a model on the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS). The book presents the results of the large-scale international SPLISS-project. In this project the research team identified, compared and contrasted elite sport policies and strategies in place for the Olympic Games and other events in 15 distinct nations. With input from 58 researchers and 33 policy makers worldwide and the views of over 3,000 elite athletes, 1,300 high performance coaches and 240 performance directors, this work is the largest benchmarking study of national elite sport policies ever conducted. The nations taking part in SPLISS are: - Americas: Brazil and Canada - Asia: Japan and South Korea - Europe: Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland - Oceania: Australia
Successful Elite Sport Policies:An international comparison of the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS 2. 0) in 15 nations Veerle De Bosscher, Simon Shibli, Hans Westerbeek, Maarten van Bottenburg
Successful Elite Sport Policies:An international comparison of the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS 2. 0) in 15 nations Veerle De Boscher, Simon Shinli, Hans Westerbeek, Maarten van Bottenburg
Learn the incredible story of basketball superstar Michael Carter-Williams! In Michael Carter-Williams: The Inspiring Story of a Young, Elite Point Guard, you´ll hear the inspirational story of basketball´s premier point guard, Michael Carter-Williams. Michael Carter-Williams has emerged as a high-profile point guard in the NBA, among the likes of Derrick Rose, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, and Rajan Rondo, after sporting a stellar 2013-2014 NBA season. While the Philadelphia 76ers still have a way to go before becoming a contending team in the NBA, Michael Carter-Williams has offered new hope for the city. After a promising rookie season, MCW has a bright future ahead of him, as he will be a central piece in rebuilding the 76ers franchise. It will be exciting to see how Michael Carter-Williams and the 76ers do in the years to come. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Syracuse Michael Carter-Williams´ NBA Career MCW´s Personal Life Carter-Williams´ Impact on Basketball and Beyond MCW´s Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Andrew Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040601/bk_acx0_040601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the incredible story of basketball superstar Michael Carter-Williams! In Michael Carter-Williams: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Young Elite Point Guards, you´ll read about the inspirational story of basketball´s premier point guard, Michael Carter-Williams. Michael Carter-Williams has emerged as a high profile point guard in the NBA amongst the likes of Derrick Rose, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, and Rajan Rondo after sporting a stellar 2013-2014 NBA season. While the Philadelphia 76ers still have a ways to go before becoming a contending team in the NBA, Michael Carter-Williams has offered new hope for the city. After a promising rookie season, MCW has a bright future ahead of him as he will be a center piece for the rebuilding 76ers franchise. It will be exciting to see how Michael Carter-Williams and the 76ers do in the years to come. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Syracuse MCW´s NBA Career Michael Carter-William´s Personal Life Carter-William´s Impact on Basketball and Beyond MCW´s Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026653/bk_acx0_026653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Athletic genius explained. A groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance.Why couldn´t Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can´t modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are?In this deeply researched book, sports and business reporter Zach Schonbrun explores what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. The groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball is only the beginning. Schonbrun traces the fascinating history of motor research and details how new investigations in the brain are helping explain the extraordinary skills of talented performers like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more.Whether it is timing a 95-mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires extraordinary computation that many take for granted - until now. The Performance Cortex ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. It´s not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It´s about the million-dollar brain.Includes a bonus PDF with charts and graphs.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Vincent Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003967/bk_peng_003967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game´s smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier ´´Chicharito´´ Hernández, Belgium´s Vincent Kompany, Spain´s Xabi Alonso, Germany´s Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations. Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan´s guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the US national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico´s Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport´s brightest minds. America´s premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Wahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006109/bk_rand_006109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.