Top-class student sport between resignation, myth and new beginnings
- Brand: Bendrich, Dr. Benjamin
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- SKU: 9783863761646
Doing top-class sport and studying at the same time involves a high personal risk and seems almost impossible under the current structures and conditions in Germany. An immense expenditure of time is necessary in order to be able to achieve top-class sporting successes and also achievements in a course of...
Doing top-class sport and studying at the same time involves a high personal risk and seems almost impossible under the current structures and conditions in Germany. An immense expenditure of time is necessary in order to be able to achieve top-class sporting successes and also achievements in a course of study. Since competitive sport is also practiced in a phase of life in which studying later professional success and social security are influenced by studying, many top athletes with an affinity for education decide in the phase between junior and senior level for a university degree and against a career in competitive sport. For top German sport there is a risk of losing some of the most talented top athletes at an early stage. Top student athletes who do not want to end their sport early are looking for innovative ways out of this situation. More and more people are opting for the USA as a way out. The American college system is a highly productive top-level sports support system that supports the study of top athletes through special support programs, but is currently struggling with problems, especially in commercial sports. After a structural and situational analysis of German elite sport, the present study identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the American university system using an innovative method triangulation (expert interviews with staff from the athletic departments and universities, survey of German student athletes in the USA) and these findings for approaches to a new funding system in Germany. Especially in the area of the different support options, this study provides new insights and shows that top German student athletes are competitive athletes with an affinity for education.
- Title: Top-class student sport between resignation, myth and new beginnings
- Subtitle: A study on dual careers in Germany and the USA
- Author: Dr. Benjamin Bendrich
- Edition: 1st edition
- University: Georg-August University of Göttingen
- Published: 1st edition 22.10.2015
- Subject: Sports Science
- Product Type: Book (Hardcover)
- Product type: Dissertation
- Language: German
- Binding: Softcover (paperback)
- Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.8 cm (DIN A5)
- Scope: 581 pages
- Condition: New (shrink-wrapped in foil)
- Keywords: College sports, dual careers, university sports, university studies, international top-class sports, cadre athletes, competitive sports, promotion of young talent, competitive youngsters, Olympics, Olympic Games, top-class sport, top-class sport promotion, top-class sport in the USA, sport promotion, sport sociology, student top-class sport, studies and top-class sport
Benjamin Bendrich was born on January 30, 1982 in Goettingen. After graduating from a high school in the Harz Mountains, he spent a year as a top athlete in Ireland before beginning his studies in sports and English (state examination/teaching post at high schools) at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and then in 2014 at the same university graduated. His research focuses on sports sociology, pedagogy and history, especially in international student sports and ethical issues in sports. In his research areas, Bendrich can refer to numerous international lectures at renowned conferences (e.g. NASSH Conference 2012 in Berkeley/ California, ESA Conference 2013 in Turin/ Italy and Play the Game Conference 2013 in Aarhus/ Denmark). Benjamin Bendrich is considered an expert in the field of international student sports and has examined the German and US systems in particular.The author can draw on extensive experience at American universities and was a guest researcher at the University of Oregon and the University at Texas at Austin during his doctorate. Both are now considered the two financially strongest athletic departments in the USA and thus represent the classic athletic powerhouses of the NCAA.
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