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Jonathan Rhodes, Jon May, Jackie Andrade and David Kavanagh

with an English professional soccer team to improve each of its team member’s grit through imagery-based motivational training. The concept of grit has been applied widely, from dropout rates at the United States Military Academy ( Duckworth & Quinn, 2009 ) to marriage ( Eskreis-Winkler, Shulman, Beal

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Mohamed Saifeddin Fessi and Wassim Moalla

the goal for each team. Research investigating professional soccer players demonstrated that the player activity during the game was related to the match outcome. 1 , 4 In fact, it has been reported that the players of the winning team perform more physical efforts than the losing team 3 and that

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Tim Op De Beéck, Arne Jaspers, Michel S. Brink, Wouter G.P. Frencken, Filip Staes, Jesse J. Davis and Werner F. Helsen

Furthermore, these loads elicit responses, such as fitness, fatigue, and a certain need for recovery. 2 , 3 These athletes’ responses are often measured by perceived wellness questionnaires. 2 , 3 In professional soccer, several studies have provided evidence for using perceived wellness questionnaires to

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

Soccer is a sport prone to injuries with a greater number of injuries occurring during competition (41.33 lesions per 1000 h) than in training (6.02 lesions per 1000 h). 1 Muscle injuries account for about a third of all injuries in professional soccer, 2 and injuries to the hamstring muscle

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William Abbott, Adam Brett, Emma Cockburn and Tom Clifford

aim of this study was to examine whether presleep supplementation with CP after a competitive match could accelerate acute functional recovery in professional soccer players. We hypothesized that consuming CP before bed would accelerate the recovery of muscle function and reduce MS compared with a

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Malachy P. McHugh, Tom Clifford, Will Abbott, Susan Y. Kwiecien, Ian J. Kremenic, Joseph J. DeVita and Glyn Howatson

studies used an optoelectric system, 1 force plates, 2 or inertial sensor. 15 In one study using an inertial sensor, Bieuzen et al 15 examined recovery in professional soccer players in response to an exercise protocol involving a combination of CMJs and rowing exercise. However, CMJ performance had

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

-sided games. 14 , 20 However, few studies have investigated intermittent-running training using GPS technology in professional soccer players. To the best of our knowledge, no data have been published on how the ability to rapidly change direction may influence distance covered and metabolic power. The aims

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James J. Malone, Arne Jaspers, Werner Helsen, Brenda Merks, Wouter G.P. Frencken and Michel S. Brink

The role of a goalkeeper (GK) is a unique but often overlooked position within professional soccer. GKs have to perform individual actions that can have a significant impact on the final match outcome. These actions typically involve explosive, short-duration movements, such as diving, catching

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Charlie Bowen, Kristian Weaver, Nicola Relph and Matt Greig

examine redundancy in the testing battery and delimit toward those tests that offer greatest potential in predicting injury risk. Methods Design We carried out the current study within an English professional soccer club academy. Testing was completed during the competitive season to provide an

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Arne Jaspers, Tim Op De Beéck, Michel S. Brink, Wouter G.P. Frencken, Filip Staes, Jesse J. Davis and Werner F. Helsen

Nowadays, professional soccer clubs monitor training and match load to optimize physical fitness and reduce injury risk. 1 When considering training and match loads, it is typical to distinguish between the external and internal load. 2 The external load represents the dose performed, and the