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Øyvind Skattebo and Thomas Losnegard

performance enhancement in elite sport provides useful information for coaches and scientists to evaluate the magnitude and meaningfulness of different types of interventions (training, tapering, ergogenic aids, etc). The smallest worthwhile enhancement is considered to be 0.3 times the standard deviation of

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Philp Sullivan, Jessica Murphy and Mishka Blacker

). Editorial: Mental health challenges in elite sport: Balancing risk with reward . Frontiers in Psychology, 8 , 1 – 4 . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01892 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01892 Miller , P.S. , & Kerr , G. ( 2002 ). The athletic, academic and social experiences of intercollegiate student

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Adam Grainger, Paul Comfort and Shane Heffernan

WBC following “elite” RU training recovery 13 and therefore warrants investigation. As the majority of rugby research on this topic has focused on WBC, investigating PBC is warranted, particularly considering that it is of more practical tool for elite sport due to cost and portability. Therefore

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Travis Crickard, Diane M. Culver and Cassandra M. Seguin

research with regard to early coaching opportunities ( Rathwell, Bloom, & Loughead, 2014 ), particularly for those transitioning from elite sport ( Blackett, Evans, & Piggott, 2018 ). Playing experience has also been deemed important for the development of sport-specific knowledge ( He, Trudel, & Culver

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Matt Greig, Hannah Emmerson and John McCreadie

analysis, and the widespread use of this technology in elite sport have typically been associated with performance metrics. 14 – 16 However, the opportunity to collect multiplanar acceleration data at a relatively high frequency, but with far greater ecological validity than laboratory-based paradigms

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Sergio Lara-Bercial, A.J. Rankin-Wright, Jason Tee, Fieke Rongen, Tom Mitchell, Mike Ashford, David Piggott and Kevin Till

relationships (CASR) have been framed predominantly by a sexual abuse discourse. Informed by Foucault’s discourse analysis, this study was designed to explore how discourses regarding performance enhancement in elite-sport and coaching, and romantic love, frame female elite-athletes’ experiences with CASR. Four

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

research. Finally, future research should explore prevention and clinical treatment of burnout. The culture of elite sport in particular has been described as one in which vulnerability and support-seeking are often perceived as weaknesses, often leading to coaches masking stress and burnout ( Olusoga

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Benjamin G. Serpell, Joshua Strahorn, Carmen Colomer, Andrew McKune, Christian Cook and Kate Pumpa

Coaches and sports scientists in elite sport often want to identify performance-enhancing interventions that offer a competitive advantage and also take into consideration existing workloads. Research shows some physical and psychosocial treatments may create a favorable hormonal profile, which

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Jordan D. Herbison, Luc J. Martin and Mustafa Sarkar

on various environmental demands that an individual may encounter (for a review, see Sarkar & Fletcher, 2014 ). In elite sport, developing expertise requires athletes to dedicate considerable time and effort to training and demonstrate a willingness to engage in competitive, comparison

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Jon Billsberry, Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Ben Corbett and Lesley Ferkins

interviewees on leadership matters. For example, Fletcher and Arnold ( 2011 ) interviewed 13 national performance directors of Olympic sports in the United Kingdom to surface best practice in leading and managing elite sport. After meticulous care reporting the comments of their interviewees in their results