In an attempt to improve sporting success at both club and national standards, governing bodies such as the Rugby Football League (England) have resourced talent identification and development (TID) programs to aid selection and training processes for young “talented” players. 1 Clubs are also
Nick Dobbin, Jamie Highton, Samantha L. Moss and Craig Twist
Simon A. Feros, Warren B. Young and Brendan J. O’Brien
regarding player selection, talent identification, return to match play following injury, and efficacy of coaching/training interventions. It can also enable a fast bowler to better understand his or her stronger and weaker skill sets. However, several discrepancies exist across the literature in how fast
Jason W. Lee, Ryan K. Zapalac, Elizabeth A. Gregg and Courtney Godfrey
participation numbers increasing and another practical use of the rivalry to cauterize students’ identification with the institutions ( Havard, 2014 ; Hutchinson et al., 2016 ). Having read the literature related to rivalries while in school, Amelia was mindful of the folly that could exist when engaging in
Abbis H. Jaffri, Thomas M. Newman, Brent I. Smith, Giampietro L. Vairo, Craig R. Denegar, William E. Buckley and Sayers J. Miller
giving away and/or recurrent sprains 6 months before participation in the study, and (3) a score >11 on the Identification of Functional Ankle Instability. Only participants who presented with unilateral CAI were selected for this study group. Procedures This study was approved by the institutional
Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, Kristin N. Wood, Amanda J. Wambach, Andrew C. White and Victor J. Rubio
= 37), and perceived that they were mostly to very successful in recovery from this injury ( n = 37). Measures Descriptive and quantitative measures of R/S included participant religious and/or spiritual identifications, and reliable and valid measures of religious commitment and health locus of
Matthew D. DeLang, Mehdi Rouissi, Nicola L. Bragazzi, Karim Chamari and Paul A. Salamh
concerning the correlation coefficient. Results Identification of Studies The overview of the literature search can be observed in the PRISMA flow sheet (Figure 1 ). The search yielded 3471 studies; 1061 duplicates were removed, yielding 2410 articles. The title screen identified 167 potentially eligible
Gareth N. Sandford, Simon Pearson, Sian V. Allen, Rita M. Malcata, Andrew E. Kilding, Angus Ross and Paul B. Laursen
800-m championship racing, whereby since 2011, medalists have largely run faster first laps. This finding may be pertinent for training, tactical preparation, and talent identification of athletes preparing for 800-m running at WCs and OG. References 1. Abbiss CR , Laursen PB . Describing and
Bob Heere, Jeffrey James, Masayuki Yoshida and Glaucio Scremin
The primary purpose of this study was to assess the proposition that identification with a university, city and/ or state could affect an individual’s identification process with a sport team (Heere & James, 2007a). The team identity scale was modified and used to measure multiple group identities. A secondary purpose was to provide further evidence of the reliability and validity of the multidimensional group identity instrument. The results provide some evidence that the group identity instrument is reliable and valid in four settings: team, university, city, and state. For this particular sample, team identity was positively influenced by the associated group identities. The findings support the use of a group identity scale to test different group identities and support the proposition that identification with a focal group such as a sport team does not exist in a vacuum and may be influenced by an individual’s relationship with other groups.
Theresa A. Walton and Michelle T. Helstein
Attempts to unify and mobilize the U.S. collegiate wrestling community to “save” it from decline frames Title IX as the main “problem” to overcome. The logic of a community of identification at work in this strategy limits the interventions that can be made for wrestling while enabling corporate men’s sport to remain the hegemonic form of U.S. collegiate athletics. We explicate and critique the varied articulations of wrestling as a community of identification following Helstein’s (2005) call to deconstruct assumptions of unified sporting communities and to consider communities of articulation. We illustrate how communities of identification necessarily fail and how moving toward communities of articulation offers an intervention that enables a reframing of the relationship between Title IX and collegiate wrestling that could motivate meaningful change.
Brandi A. Watkins
This project revisits the social identity–brand equity (SIBE) model developed by Underwood, Bond, and Baer (2001). The model proposes that marketplace characteristics relevant to sports can be used to enhance one’s social identification with a team, which is assumed to have a positive influence on a team’s customer-based brand equity. The current study has two goals: (a) to provide an empirical assessment of the SIBE model in the context of professional sports and (b) assess the individual influence of the proposed marketplace characteristics on social identification. We report results of a survey of U.S. National Basketball Association fans, which provide partial support for the model. Group experience and venue were found to have the strongest influence on social identification with a team. Considerations for theoretical advancement of the model and practical application for sport brand managers are discussed.