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Riana R. Pryor, Summer Runestad, Bethany A. Chong Gum, Nathan J. Fuller, Moon Kang and Jennifer J. Beck

unqualified personnel, such as coaches and teachers, attempting to provide medical care to student-athletes. 10 Additionally, school administrators and athletic directors may not be aware that their personnel are not certified through the Board of Certification (BOC). Therefore, the purpose of this study was

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Kristine Bisgaard and Jan Toftegaard Støckel

the terms of Bourdieu it may be possible to understand how coaches assume that the amount of capital in a field like sport will allow them to change social norms and control the habitus of young athletes to take part in SHA. For years, research in the field has called for a deeper understanding of how

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Thom T.J. Veeger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Dirkjan (H.E.J.) Veeger and Marco J.M. Hoozemans

Wheelchair basketball is one of the most popular Paralympic sports with professional competitions at a high level. At these high levels, coaches are always trying to improve the overall game performance of their team, for instance by adjusting tactics and improving performance of individual players

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Philp Sullivan, Jessica Murphy and Mishka Blacker

mental distress than their non-athlete counterparts ( Kimball & Freysinger, 2003 ; Miller & Kerr, 2002 ; Yang et al., 2007 ). These unique stressors include: academic anxiety, demanding or negative coaching behaviours, sleep quality ( Hwang & Choi, 2016 ), mental and physical fatigue, injuries

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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, Archit Navandar, Jesús Rivilla-García and Victor Paredes-Hernández

program following a hamstring strain injury consisting of 13 items was designed. This program was validated by a panel of experts, and then applied to 19 male soccer players to determine the time taken to return to play. Participants Fifteen strength and conditioning and rehabilitation fitness coaches

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Javier Raya-González, Luis Suárez-Arrones, Archit Navandar, Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández and Eduardo Sáez de Villarreal

number of injuries sustained during practice, both in training and competition, for every 1000 hours of exposure.” 15 Match play exposure was calculated when playing against teams from different clubs, and training sessions were considered those in which a coach directed physical activity carried out

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Laurel W. Sheffield and Lauren A. Stutts

been investigated previously, and 3) it compares athletes’ recommendations about pain and injury to their actual reported behavior. This type of research is important because understanding how athletes make choices in response to pain may have implications for coaches and athletes about education and

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João Breno Ribeiro-Alvares, Maurício Pinto Dornelles, Carolina Gassen Fritsch, Felipe Xavier de Lima-e-Silva, Thales Menezes Medeiros, Lucas Severo-Silveira, Vanessa Bernardes Marques and Bruno Manfredini Baroni

weeks. Each player was submitted to all tests in a single visit to the laboratory. After data processing and analysis, individual reports were generated and delivered to the coaching staff ( Supplementary Material [available online]). A detailed explanation about the report and its interpretation was

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Fang-Yu Hsu, Kuei-Lan Tsai, Chia-Lun Lee, Wen-Dien Chang and Nai-Jen Chang

VFR on elite table tennis players. It is essential to investigate the effect of combination warm-ups on performance so that athletes, coaches, and other sport professionals can identify the preexercise protocols that will most benefit athletic performance and how these protocols should be selected

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Jeffery L. Huston

Youth sports teach lessons of teamwork, perseverance, and competition. The unique aspects of youth sports provide constraints that occur with the interaction between participants, coaches, parents, and medical professionals. Ethical dimensions arise out of the nature of the interaction between adults and youth that can build upon the inherent benefits of youth sports participation or reinforce the worst aspects of participation. Parents and coaches play a particular role in dealing with the development of youth athletes, while medical professionals must understand that the relationship between the patient and clinician and the expectation of the social contract is changed through the dynamics of the triadic nature of healthcare in youth sports.