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Martin Buchheit and Ben Michael Simpson

With the ongoing development of microtechnology, player tracking has become one of the most important components of load monitoring in team sports. The 3 main objectives of player tracking are better understanding of practice (provide an objective, a posteriori evaluation of external load and locomotor demands of any given session or match), optimization of training-load patterns at the team level, and decision making on individual players’ training programs to improve performance and prevent injuries (eg, top-up training vs unloading sequences, return to play progression). This paper discusses the basics of a simple tracking approach and the need to integrate multiple systems. The limitations of some of the most used variables in the field (including metabolic-power measures) are debated, and innovative and potentially new powerful variables are presented. The foundations of a successful player-monitoring system are probably laid on the pitch first, in the way practitioners collect their own tracking data, given the limitations of each variable, and how they report and use all this information, rather than in the technology and the variables per se. Overall, the decision to use any tracking technology or new variable should always be considered with a cost/benefit approach (ie, cost, ease of use, portability, manpower/ability to affect the training program).

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Anna K. Melin, Ida A. Heikura, Adam Tenforde and Margo Mountjoy

.0% had DE ( Folscher et al., 2015 ). In addition, the International Olympic Committee developed the RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool to assist clinicians with the screening and return to play of athletes at risk ( Mountjoy et al., 2015 ), although validation of the RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool is

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Graeme L. Close, Craig Sale, Keith Baar and Stephane Bermon

and decrease knee pain, and may reduce the risk of injury or accelerate return to play, providing both a prophylactic and therapeutic treatment for tendon, ligament, and, potentially, bone health. It should finally be emphasized that, where possible, all of these nutritional solutions should be

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Eric S. Rawson, Mary P. Miles and D. Enette Larson-Meyer

bone health in athletes . Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47 ( 4 ), 782 – 788 . doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000457 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000457 Baar , K. ( 2017 ). Minimizing injury and maximizing return to play: Lessons from engineered ligaments . Sports Medicine, 47 ( Suppl 1 ), 5

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Ronald J. Maughan, Louise M. Burke, Jiri Dvorak, D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Peter Peeling, Stuart M. Phillips, Eric S. Rawson, Neil P. Walsh, Ina Garthe, Hans Geyer, Romain Meeusen, Luc van Loon, Susan M. Shirreffs, Lawrence L. Spriet, Mark Stuart, Alan Vernec, Kevin Currell, Vidya M. Ali, Richard G.M. Budgett, Arne Ljungqvist, Margo Mountjoy, Yannis Pitsiladis, Torbjørn Soligard, Uğur Erdener and Lars Engebretsen

return to play when injury does occur can obviously enhance the athlete’s preparation and, indirectly, their competition outcomes. Many products claim to provide benefits of this nature. Table  5 summarizes the evidence for some of the most popular compounds. Finally, the manipulation of body

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Susan Carter

will accelerate our cause—the more working towards the same goal, the better. In unison we can speed up delivering the treatment that these athletes so desperately need. What are your comments on the long-term effect of risk assessment and return to play (including male/female athletes and recreational