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Corliss Bean, Majidullah Shaikh and Tanya Forneris

eight setting features. For example, Strachan, Côté, and Deakin ( 2011 ) observed and interviewed five elite sport coaches to understand their experiences of delivering youth programming. Results indicated that coaches’ facilitated quality programming through enabling an appropriate structure, providing

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Will Abbott, Callum Brashill, Adam Brett and Tom Clifford

-inflammatory supplements to promote recovery following high-intensity exercise. Anti-inflammatory supplements such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are widely used in elite sport. 8 Nonetheless, there is a lack of evidence suggesting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can expedite the recovery of muscle function

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Bent R. Rønnestad, Tue Rømer and Joar Hansen

showed an advantage of ∼70 seconds more time ≥90% VO 2 peak for DEC compared with TRAD. The smallest worthwhile enhancement in performance time for elite skiers is 0.4%, 33 and therefore, it can be hypothesized that in elite sport, this could be a relevant advantage in training stimulus. Indeed

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Martin C. Waller, Deborah A. Kerr, Martyn J. Binnie, Emily Eaton, Clare Wood, Terreen Stenvers, Daniel F. Gucciardi, Carmel Goodman and Kagan J. Ducker

. , Radivojevic , N. , Mazic , S. , Radovanovic , D. , Mitrovic , N. , … Suzic , S. ( 2011 ). Dietary supplements and medications in elite sport—Polypharmacy or real need? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 21 ( 2 ), 260 – 267 . doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01026.x 10.1111/j

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Sabrina Skorski, Iñigo Mujika, Laurent Bosquet, Romain Meeusen, Aaron J. Coutts and Tim Meyer

effect can hardly be eliminated. In this regard, it should be noted that due to contamination effects of different treatments, scientifically evaluating a specific recovery intervention usually prohibits any other recovery treatment. Moreover, as psychological aspects are important in elite sport

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Ian N. Bezodis, David G. Kerwin, Stephen-Mark Cooper and Aki I.T. Salo

conducting in-depth scientific interventions in elite sport, 12 , 13 there is little published research investigating training-based interventions in elite sprinters. 10 Much of the research into the effect of training on sprint performance has been conducted on team sports players for whom sprinting is

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Fleur E.C.A. van Rens, Erika Borkoles, Damian Farrow and Remco C.J. Polman

.1016/j.psychsport.2014.08.009 10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.08.009 Strachan , L. , Côté , J. , & Deakin , J. ( 2011 ). A new view: Exploring positive youth development in elite sport contexts . Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 3 ( 1 ), 9 – 32 . doi:10

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Nick B. Murray, Tim J. Gabbett and Andrew D. Townshend

regarding differences in injury risk for faster or slower players. Although this study is one of the first to investigate the use of relative speed thresholds in elite sport, there are some limitations that should be considered. First, the findings of the present study may be limited to this particular

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Blake D. McLean, Donald Strack, Jennifer Russell and Aaron J. Coutts

) into elite sport is now commonplace internationally, serving to close the gap between academic research and industry practices. 11 , 58 – 63 Collaborations between the NBA, NBPA, and multiple research centers (including teams and external/independent research groups) is needed to better understand the

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Herbert Wagner, Patrick Fuchs, Andrea Fusco, Philip Fuchs, Jeffrey W. Bell and Serge P. von Duvillard

social aspects (personal communication). Female professional players earn less money compared with male players, therefore, it is only possible for young female players (under 22 y) to train 5 to 7 times per week if they attend special elite sport schools or have a financial support from their families