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Duane Knudson, Bruce Elliott, and Tim Ackland

Applied research in kinesiology that can truly inform professional practice places high demands on researchers. Clear citation of research evidence is required to design meaningful research and is particularly important in the interpretation of evidence in proposing how the new results may be applied in sport, exercise, or physical activity. This paper summarizes principles for accurate citation of research evidence in justifying and designing applied research in kinesiology; it also proposes an evidence-based practice approach for interpreting the strength of evidence for the application potential of research results. Improved application of kinesiology research is important to advance recognition of the field and support for kinesiology professions.

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Martin Camiré

Leadership is often formalized within sport through captaincy, but researchers have yet to examine the realities of captaincy at the highest level of professional competition. The current study examined the benefits, pressures, and challenges of leadership and captaincy in the National Hockey League (NHL). One captain of an NHL team participated in two in-depth interviews, providing thorough descriptions of his first-hand experiences as an NHL captain, including (a) the techniques he uses to manage his media obligations, (b) his role as a communication bridge between players and coaches, (c) the composition of his leadership group, and (d) examples of interactions that occur during player-only meetings. The transition to captaincy was considered an especially challenging and pressure-filled period. Practical implications for sport psychology consultants are discussed in terms of how they can assist captains of elite competitive teams in setting realistic expectations for their leadership role.

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Teun van Erp, Marcel Kittel, and Robert P. Lamberts

The cycling world is well known for its 3 Grand Tours (GTs): the Tour de France (TdF) since 1903, the Giro d’Italia since 1908, and the Vuelta a España since 1934. All 3 GTs consist of 21 race days with only 2 or 3 interspersed rest days. 1 Professional road cycling is a sport with high demands

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Lewis King, Sarah Jane Cullen, Jean McArdle, Adrian McGoldrick, Jennifer Pugh, Giles Warrington, and Ciara Losty

an animal–human dyad, which may contribute unique findings that are not reported within other team and individual sport studies. As such, the present study sought to explore the stressors experienced by a sample of professional jockeys. The predominant theory employed by sport psychology researchers

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Edward F. Etzel, Sharon M. Knight, and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

continued to necessitate that sport psychology practitioners work with their unique clientele in a range of nontraditional environments (e.g., hotel lobbies, during air travel), working conditions (e.g., quick meetings during water breaks or time trials while practicing the sport), and professional roles (e

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Stephen Harvey and Brendon Hyndman

.e., home and during work/school; Casey, Goodyear, & Armour, 2017 ). In the education sector, social media applications, in particular Twitter, allow education professionals to engage in immediate conversations and share ideas across traditional boundaries ( Carpenter & Krutka, 2014 ). Moreover, research has

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Scott W. Cheatham

The interprofessional care of clients among allied health professionals has become a frequent practice. 1 – 4 In sports medicine, it is not uncommon for athletes to see various professionals such as a physical therapist (PT), athletic trainer (AT), and fitness professional (FP). 1 , 5 , 6

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David Sánchez-Oliva, Antonio L. Palmeira, Eliana V. Carraça, Pedro J. Teixeira, David Markland, and Marlene N. Silva

physically inactive in 2016. For the people who practice, exercising at gym contexts has become an increasing trend in the last decades. 2 In order to properly support this trend, one of the main challenges for exercise professionals is to address and support clients’ motivation. Exercise professionals have

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Michael W. Supples, Madison K. Rivard, Rebecca E. Cash, Kirsten Chrzan, Ashish R. Panchal, and Henderson D. McGinnis

A cornerstone of public health and safety, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals bring life-saving medical care to patients in the out-of-hospital environment and serve as a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. 1 With over 1 million credentialed EMS professionals responding to

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Amanda Ebert and Donna L. Goodwin

Those who work in the realm of adapted physical activity (APA) are committed to advancing well-being, opportunities for physical activity, and engagement of disabled people 1 in society ( Goodwin & Rossow-Kimball, 2012 ). Professionals in the multidisciplinary field of APA draw from many parent