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Florence Lebrun, Àine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

stakeholders. Given the nature and importance of relationships in elite sport ( Ringland, 2016 ), exploring mental health from the coach’s perspective should provide important insights into the athlete’s experience. As a parallel issue, while interest in (elite) athletes’ mental health and its impact on

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Patrick Ward, Aaron J. Coutts, Ricard Pruna and Alan McCall

individualize the training program as available approaches to make inferences at the individual level are not well described in the literature. A number of statistical approaches have been reported to identify individual differences across periods of time in physical therapy, exercise, and elite sport. 8 – 11

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Volker Scheer, Tanja I. Janssen, Solveig Vieluf and Hans-Christian Heitkamp

trail running is currently not clear. 7 , 8 Other factors we did not investigate but will likely have an impact on performance are psychological and motivational factors. 10 Trail running, a new running discipline with distinct physiological demands, has evolved into an elite sport and to date only

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Carl Foster

very selectively, usually only 10% to 15% of training volume. If not VO 2 max, or lactate threshold or the economy of running, 14 – 16 surely something that scientists could measure must provide the definitive answer that allows them to understand elite sport performance and give us the ability to

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Cassidy Preston and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

incongruence between coaching objectives and behaviors in elite sport contexts ( Strong, 1992 ). For example, McCallister, Blinde, and Weiss ( 2000 ) found that while coaches clearly articulated the value of both performance and personal-development outcomes, they struggled to explain how they achieved

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Daniel J. Brown, Rachel Arnold, Martyn Standage and David Fletcher

in sport performers nested in the perspectives of athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists operating in elite sport. Thriving was perceived by participants to comprise a sustained high level of performance and dimensions of well-being (e.g., being optimistic, being focused and in control; Brown

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Sarah Oxford and Fiona McLachlan

comment in depth about young women’s opportunities to participate in sport in Colombia outside of SDP or about the nexus between elite sport and SDP. The Colombian women's national football team has gained international recognition but support internally is limited. When asked about their performance in

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Amy Waters, Elissa Phillips, Derek Panchuk and Andrew Dawson

To improve athlete performance in elite sport a multi-disciplinary approach is often taken to maximise every aspect of performance, especially in sports such as track and field sprinting where success is defined by the narrowest of margins. This leads to an environment where sport science

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Rosanna Gilderthorp, Jan Burns and Fergal Jones

( Tweedy & Vanlandewijck, 2011 ). It must also be based on clear taxonomic theory and evidence, both of which Tweedy ( 2002 ) suggested have been missing from ID elite sport classification. In terms of classification in ID sport, simply dividing categories based on IQ is not acceptable, not only because of

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Christina A. Geithner, Claire E. Molenaar, Tommy Henriksson, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Kajsa Gilenstam

). Relative age effects: An inevitable consequence of elite sport? Sportwiss, 40 , 26 – 30 . doi:10.1007/s12662-009-0095-2 10.1007/s12662-009-0095-2 Barnsley , R.H. , & Thompson , A.H. ( 1988 ). Birthdate and success in minor hockey: The key to the NHL . Canadian Journal of Behavioral Sciences