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David R. Bassett, Patty S. Freedson and Dinesh John

, less than perfect measure that is highly related to health. Today, BMI has been universally accepted and is widely used in clinical practice and public health surveillance. Similar to BMI, steps per day is easy to comprehend and has the potential to provide a simple, standardized metric with tremendous

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Jerraco L. Johnson, Peter A. Hastie, Mary E. Rudisill and Danielle Wadsworth

( Butterfield & Loovis, 1993 ; East & Hensley, 1985 ) which make the study of overhand throwing particularly relevant. Johnson, Rudisill, Hastie, and Sassi ( 2019 ) conducted a study on the influence of guided practice on overhand throwing development and found practice to be a more important predictor

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Lori A. Gano-Overway and Kristen Dieffenbach

position to provide quality educational experiences for the professional preparation of coaches. Questions arise as to whether there are a sufficient number of HEI programs to train coaches, whether these programs cover curricular content aligned with standards for sport coaching practice ( ICCE, ASOIF

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Steve M. Smith, Stewart T. Cotterill and Hazel Brown

environments, instead spending most of their time in practice environments. As such, a far greater understanding of the impact these practice environments can have on athletes’ mental states is required if we are to truly understand the psychological factors that both influence and determine performance

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Ermis Kyriakides, Niki Tsangaridou, Charalambos Y. Charalambous and Leonidas Kyriakides

observational systems to more thoroughly examine teaching quality in PE and understand how certain teaching practices might relate to student learning (see Darst, Zakrajsek, & Mancini, 1989 ). Through a series of process–product studies, PE researchers identified certain teaching practices to be related to

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Israel Halperin, Andrew D. Vigotsky, Carl Foster and David B. Pyne

constant growth of exercise and sport sciences, there are a number of methodological problems concerning common research designs and practices that hinder the impact of research. These problems include but are not limited to inadequate validation of surrogate outcomes, too few longitudinal and replication

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Hideyuki E Izumi and Masaaki Tsuruike

Key Points ▸ No studies have compared the practice patterns of athletic training and therapy (ATT) professionals internationally. ▸ Negligible differences in task practice frequency were found between the United States, Canada, and Ireland. ▸ The similarity in practice patterns supports the

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Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu and Christopher W. O’Brien

Key Points ▸ Lack of personnel and training are barriers for prehospital equipment removal. ▸ Athletic trainers do not frequently practice equipment removal with emergency medical services (EMS). ▸ Athletic trainers do not have confidence in EMS equipment removal skills. One of the primary roles of

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April Karlinsky and Nicola J. Hodges

People often learn motor skills in a social setting with a similarly skilled co-learner. One of the advantages of practicing in a group is that you can watch your partner and learn from their performance. However, there may also be disadvantages associated with practicing alongside someone else

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Jim Mckay and Donna O’Connor

A major role of team sport coaches is to design practice sessions to best suit the development and performance needs of their teams and athletes ( Cushion, Ford, & Williams, 2012 ; Ford, Yates, & Williams, 2010 ; Hornig, Aust, & Gullich, 2016 ). Early research reported coaches utilized more