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Chris Hartley

As a final year sport and exercise psychology trainee, I was completing my supervised training at a multisport performance academy that caters to young athletes aged 12–18. Over the preceding 2 years, although I was not contracted to provide support to the track-and-field athletics program, I had

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Jasper Truyens, Veerle De Bosscher and Popi Sotiriadou

Research on elite sport policy tends to focus on the policy factors that can influence success. Even though policies drive the management of organizational resources, the organizational capacity of countries in specific sports to allocate resources remains unclear. This paper identifies and evaluates the organizational capacity of five sport systems in athletics (Belgium [separated into Flanders and Wallonia], Canada, Finland, and the Netherlands). Organizational capacity was evaluated using the organizational resources and first-order capabilities framework (Truyens, De Bosscher, Heyndels, & Westerbeek, 2014). Composite indicators and a configuration analysis were used to collect and analyze data from a questionnaire and documents. The participating sport systems demonstrate diverse resource configurations, especially in relation to program centralization, athlete development, and funding prioritization. The findings have implications for high performance managers’ and policy makers’ approach to strategic management and planning for organizational resources in elite sport.

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Ryan P. Terry

director. In the world of hyper-competitive collegiate athletics, few athletic directors are afforded a second hiring opportunity for a head coach of a major program; thus, Beaty’s success was of paramount interest to Zenger. After an 0–12 first season under Beaty, a two-win season in 2016 was not much

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Alberto Franceschi, Daniele Conte, Marco Airale and Jaime Sampaio

individual sports. 6 The objectives of this study were to describe and identify individual trends and changes in training load, neuromuscular readiness, and perceptual fatigue measures in 2 youth elite long jumpers, finalists at the European Athletics U18 Championships. Methods Subjects One female young

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Arturo Casado and Andrew Renfree

performances, intermediate and finishing positions, and split times for each 400-m lap of athletes competing in the qualifying rounds of the men’s and women’s 800-m and 1500-m running events at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships of Athletics were accessed via

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Louise M. Burke, Linda M. Castell, Douglas J. Casa, Graeme L. Close, Ricardo J. S. Costa, Ben Desbrow, Shona L. Halson, Dana M. Lis, Anna K. Melin, Peter Peeling, Philo U. Saunders, Gary J. Slater, Jennifer Sygo, Oliver C. Witard, Stéphane Bermon and Trent Stellingwerff

The sport of athletics (track and field) encompasses a wide range of events involving running, walking, jumping, and throwing, in which success is underpinned by a diversity of physiological, psychological, and biomechanical attributes. Its governing body, the International Association of Athletics

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Trent Stellingwerff, James P. Morton and Louise M. Burke

The concept and underpinnings of periodization are deeply rooted in the history of athletics (track and field). Indeed, the seminal scientists and coaches who developed the principles of periodization include Dr. Hans Selye with his General Adaptation Syndrome model ( Selye, 1950 ), followed by

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Sarah J. Hatteberg

, 2013 ; Southall & Weiler, 2014 ). Nevertheless, few studies have empirically examined how collegiate athletics might approximate a total institution across different sporting contexts (e.g., men’s and women’s, profit-generating and equivalency sports). Using data collected from a purposive quota

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Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough

by Ms. Smith, Director of Athletics. In 2017, SU’s Athletic Department had annual revenues of $14M. Student fees comprise 54% of Athletics’ revenue compared to a fraction of that which comes from ticket sales (8%), fundraising (20%), sponsorships (15%), and other sources of support (3%). The

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Christopher John Stevens, Megan L. Ross, Julien D. Périard, Brent S. Vallance and Louise M. Burke

sample included 6 elite athletes (ie, International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF] World Championship and/or Olympic representatives) and 8 preelite athletes who had been formally identified by their national sporting organization as having future high performance potential. The athletes