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Bradley Donohue, Marina Galante, Julia Maietta, Bern Lee, Nina Paul, Joanne E. Perry, Arianna Corey and Daniel N. Allen

-focused mental health assessment needs ( Comeaux, Bachman, Burton, & Aliyeva, 2017 ; Donohue et al., 2014 ; Etzel & Watson, 2007 ), warranting development of sport-specific psychometrically validated mental health screening tools, such as the Athlete Psychological Strain Questionnaire ( Rice et al., 2019

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Kari Roethlisberger, Vista Beasley, Jeffrey Martin, Brigid Byrd, Krista Munroe-Chandler and Irene Muir

may be more committed and enjoy sport if significant others (i.e., parents, teammates, siblings) are perceived to possess pro-feminine gender activity stereotype beliefs about the sport. In brief, there is a need to identify sport-specific predictors of girls’ sport commitment and sport enjoyment

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

training are considered beneficial, as they can facilitate an athlete’s readiness for further training or competition. Planning and implementation of specific recovery interventions to improve sport-specific performance recovery can be complex. As outlined previously, a myriad of physiological systems are

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Darren Steeves, Leo J. Thornley, Joshua A. Goreham, Matthew J. Jordan, Scott C. Landry and Jonathon R. Fowles

confers a long lever arm around which rotation can occur and against which muscles can be stabilized as they contract. 11 , 12 Trunk strength is important in athletic performance, and strong evidence exists linking isometric strength to dynamic sport-specific performance. 13 – 15 Blazevich 16 points to

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Daniel Birrer

triggers ( Meeusen et al., 2013 ). Because overtraining is a phenomenon of excessive sporting behavior, the most certain trigger is a training-recovery miscalculation together with other sport-specific causes (see Table  2 ). However, as shown in Table  2 , the apparent multifactorial etiology of NFOR and

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Claire-Marie Roberts

state anxiety. Although the breadth of sport psychology interventions for the management of precompetitive state anxiety is well-documented, understanding the personal and sport-specific variables associated with the individual’s competitive state anxiety is of fundamental importance to ensure that the

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Mohamed S. Fessi, Fayçal Farhat, Alexandre Dellal, James J. Malone and Wassim Moalla

. The validity and reliability of GPS units for measuring distance in team sport specific running patterns . Int J Sports Physiol Perform . 2010 ; 5(3) : 328 – 341 . PubMed doi:10.1123/ijspp.5.3.328 10.1123/ijspp.5.3.328 24. Foster C , Florhaug JA , Franklin J , et al . A new approach to

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Gretchen D. Oliver, Jessica K. Washington, Sarah S. Gascon, Hillary A. Plummer, Rafael F. Escamilla and James R. Andrews

generalizable across all overhead-throwing athletes. The fatiguing protocol may not have been sport-specific enough or taxing enough on the hip abductors to elicit differences in overhead-throwing kinematics to elicit differences. The fatiguing protocol examined was selected because it could be standardized

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Gabriel Andrade Paz, Lohanne Almeida, Larissa Ruiz, Sabrina Casseres, Giovanna Xavier, João Lucas, Haroldo Gualter Santana, Humberto Miranda, Scott Bonnette and Jeffrey Willardson

competitions, and sport-specific training. 2 Although the squat, and its variations, are widely adopted to strengthen the lower-limb musculature, 3 , 4 its role in injury prevention and in whole-body movement patterns is not fully understood. The proper mechanics and muscle activation patterns during the

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Bernadette Schell, Joanne Hunt and Colleen Lloyd

For this study, questionnaires were distributed to 607 elite athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and sport psychologists in Canada. Variables were examined to predict the development of the sport psychology profession. It was hypothesized that elite athletes had sport-specific psychological needs requiring the services of sport psychologists. This proposition was supported by the athlete population; however, the sport psychologists themselves felt that the sport-specific knowledge was a secondary issue. The perception of sport psychology services was found to be more positive the more the services were employed. Although awareness of these services was high, the access to sport psychologists was low, a finding which was attributed to a lack of adequate funding. All subgroups tested felt that the role of the sport psychologist is growing in importance and is becoming essential to the elite sporting environment.