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Joel Garrett, Stuart R. Graham, Roger G. Eston, Darren J. Burgess, Lachlan J. Garrett, John Jakeman and Kevin Norton

has emerged to suggest that the underlying mechanisms of fatigue are task specific. 5 Team sports, such as Australian rules football (ARF), involve high-intensity repeat sprint efforts, numerous changes of direction, along with accelerations and decelerations, all interspersed with periods of

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Fernando Segura Millan Trejo, Mark Norman and Chirstophe Jaccoud

sports, recreation and artistic spaces for socially vulnerable youth ( Fude, 2012 ). These initiatives gave rise to the systematic use of the Football-3-Halves (F3H; also called Football3) methodology and the ulterior birth of SFW, which was officially founded in 2002 ( Streetfootballworld, 2014

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Mostafa Zarei, Hamed Abbasi, Abdolhamid Daneshjoo, Mehdi Gheitasi, Kamran Johari, Oliver Faude, Nikki Rommers and Roland Rössler

strength, especially in the muscles around the knee and hip, seems to increase injury risk in elite-level youth football players. 2 Exercise-based injury prevention programs generally aim at altering modifiable, intrinsic risk factors, such as a lack of strength. 3 , 4 It has been shown that exercise

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Brendan Dwyer

The business of fantasy football is a multibillion dollar-per-year industry. However, academic inquiry into the distinct attitudes and intentions of fantasy football participants is underdeveloped. Therefore, following Fazio, Powell, and Herr’s proposed attitude–behavior framework, this study examined the relationship between sport fans’ attitudes, fantasy football involvement level, and intentions to watch the televised broadcast of National Football League (NFL) games. The results suggest that fantasy football is a noteworthy connection point for NFL fans. Specifically, fantasy participation appears to duplicate the positive and negative attitudes of traditional team fandom, and this replication ultimately increases television viewership throughout the league. Thus, instead of competing with traditional team-focused professional-football viewership, fantasy football appears to be a complementary or value-adding activity. Discussed are theoretical outcomes, as well as the practical implications for sport marketers and media providers looking to capitalize on this highly popular and lucrative online activity.

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Jade A.Z. Haycraft, Stephanie Kovalchik, David B. Pyne and Sam Robertson

Australian football is a dynamic team sport that requires players to display high levels of physical fitness in aerobic capacity, speed, agility, power, and strength. 1 – 3 The Australian Football League’s (AFL) participation pathway consists of 2 streams: (1) the local participation pathway and

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Paul S. Bradley and Jack D. Ade

the overall concept of this new approach as opposed to the intricacy of each variable and trend, especially given the infancy of the model and that the data are generated from a single team. Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Ian Graham (Liverpool Football Club) for kind suggestions

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Mathieu Lacome, Ben Simpson, Nick Broad and Martin Buchheit

fitness test]) 10 belonging to an elite French football team. During this period, none of the players suffered from an injury for which they would request to stop training for more than 1 week. These data emerged from the daily monitoring in which player activities are routinely measured over the course

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Craig A. Wrisberg and Johannes Raabe

-athletes. For example, American football players have reported spending over 40 hr/week training, practicing, or competing (i.e., including voluntary activities; Wolverton, 2008 ). Moreover, in the revenue-producing sports such as American football, student-athletes experience extremely high levels of

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Regina Belski, Alex Donaldson, Kiera Staley, Anne Skiadopoulos, Erica Randle, Paul O’Halloran, Pam Kappelides, Steve Teakel, Sonya Stanley and Matthew Nicholson

football is a team-based, contact sport involving two teams of 18 players on the field at any one time and up to six “interchange” players for each team. Most junior Australian football teams play one 60-min, four-quarter game per week, and train once or twice per week for 60–90 min. A typical junior

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Jeffrey W. Kassing and Pratik Nyaupane

rituals such as drinking and gambling. Finally, sport pilgrimage can take the form of visiting a specific club’s stadium for a tour, match, or both. Consider that, despite museums devoted to Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró, the most visited museum in Catalonia is Football Club Barcelona’s Camp