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Michaela M. Keener, Kimberly I. Tumlin, and Deirdre Dlugonski

activities; household, and yard work activities (eg, barn work); and occupational activities (eg, professional riders and horse trainers). 18 Anecdotally, equestrians often hear, “riding is not a sport,” or, “the horse does all of the work,” from spectators, friends, family, and other athletes. Research

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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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Kozue Ando, Takahiro Sato, Emma V. Richardson, Takafumi Tomura, Yu Furuta, Haruka Kasahara, and Takahiko Nishijima

In general, professional athletes have much shorter careers than nonprofessional athletes due to the physical and psychological demands of elite-level performance sport ( Stambulova et al., 2021 ). When the time comes to terminate their professional sporting career, athletes enter a transitional

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Haneol Kim, Seonjin Kim, and Jianhua Wu

body movement by appropriately integrating and interpreting sensory input such as visual, auditory, and tactile information. Professional players in many sports often unleash their maximum capacity of perception to execute an efficient motor plan. They often show superior performance characterized by

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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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Pedro L. Valenzuela, Lidia B. Alejo, Laureano M. Ozcoidi, Alejandro Lucia, Alfredo Santalla, and David Barranco-Gil

professional cyclists—with a superior discriminant validity than PO values attained under “fresh” conditions. 3 – 7 However, controversy exists regarding which variables are associated with durability. Research with professional cyclists has shown larger performance decrements with greater amounts of work (in

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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