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Athlete Resilience Trajectories Across Competitive Training: The Influence of Physical and Psychological Stress

Nikki E. Barczak-Scarboro, Emily Kroshus, Brett Pexa, Johna K. Register Mihalik, and J.D. DeFreese

Competitive sport environments, with physical training and competition-based psychological stressors, are inherently taxing and require constant adaptation ( Hanton et al., 2005 ). When considering stressors in sport, Sarkar and Fletcher ( 2014 ) categorized three athlete stressor domains

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The Experience of Competition Stress and Emotions in Cricket

Rich Neil, Harry C.R. Bowles, Scott Fleming, and Sheldon Hanton

The purpose of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the stress and emotion process experienced by three sub-elite-level male cricketers over a series of five competitive performances. Using reflective diaries and follow-up semistructured interviews, the findings highlighted the impact of appraisal, coping, and emotion on performance, with perceptions of control and self-confidence emerging as variables that can influence the emotive and behavioral outcomes of a stressful transaction. Postperformance, guided athlete reflection was advanced as a valuable tool in the production and application of idiographic coping behaviors that could enhance perceptions of control and self-confidence and influence stress and emotion processes.

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The Effect of Manipulating Individual Consequences and Training Demands on Experiences of Pressure With Elite Disability Shooters

Mike Stoker, Ian Maynard, Joanne Butt, Kate Hays, and Paul Hughes

preperformance routines ( Mesagno, Marchant, & Morris, 2008 ), quiet-eye training and analogy learning ( Vine, Moore, Cooke, Ring, & Wilson, 2013 ), and implicit learning ( Hill et al., 2010 ). In addition, stressor-exposure approaches have recently grown in popularity and are proving to be an effective means of

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Internal and External Training Load: 15 Years On

Franco M. Impellizzeri, Samuele M. Marcora, and Aaron J. Coutts

characteristics are not fixed, the internal load experienced by a specific athlete for a given external load may also change when these factors are modified (ie, changes in their training status, health, etc). In addition, the stress response (ie, internal load) can be influenced by other stressors (eg

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Stressors Experienced by Professional Jockeys

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

For athletes, competing in elite sport can be a stressful experience. A host of studies over the past 30 years have explored stressors among elite athletes across multiple sports and a range of competition levels to better understand the demands athletes experience throughout their careers (e

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Lifetime Stressor Exposure and Psychophysiological Reactivity and Habituation to Repeated Acute Social Stressors

Ella McLoughlin, Rachel Arnold, Paul Freeman, James E. Turner, Gareth A. Roberts, David Fletcher, George M. Slavich, and Lee J. Moore

Greater lifetime stressor exposure has been related to more mental (e.g., depression; Slavich et al., 2019 ) and physical (e.g., respiratory infections; Cazassa et al., 2020 ) health complaints. One population of particular interest is sport performers, given that the sporting environment imposes

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Reflecting on the Game: Situational Stressors, Stress Responses, and Coping in German Elite Volleyball Referees

Lisa-Marie Rückel, Benjamin Noël, André Jungen, Sebastian Brückner, Bernd Strauss, and Stefanie Klatt

In this case study, we indicate the importance of identifying stressors, reactions to such stress, and coping strategies of elite volleyball referees in order to maintain performance, decision making, and well-being. As in line with the transactional model of stress by Lazarus and Folkman ( 1984

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Stressed and Not Sleeping: Poor Sleep and Psychological Stress in Elite Athletes Prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Shona L. Halson, Renee N. Appaneal, Marijke Welvaert, Nirav Maniar, and Michael K. Drew

intake, social media/computer game use, jetlag, muscle soreness, injury, and/or stress and anxiety. 9 – 11 Psychological stress is anecdotally reported to be a significant contributor to poor sleep in athletes; however, very little data are available to support this contention in elite athletes. To our

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Stress and Mental Well-Being Experiences of Professional Football Coaches

Lee Baldock, Brendan Cropley, Rich Neil, and Stephen D. Mellalieu

right (e.g.,  Thelwell et al., 2008 ), as failure to cope effectively with the demands they experience can lead to detrimental implications for their performance and how they function in their wider lives. It is with the knowledge of such stress-related outcomes that a range of empirical studies have

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Stress and Burnout Experienced by Intercollegiate Swimming Head Coaches

Robert T. Pearson, Timothy Baghurst, and Mwarumba Mwavita

). Coaching at the intercollegiate level is tenuous at best, and the many expectations of the profession may lead to stress and eventually burnout ( Kelley & Baghurst, 2009 ; Tashman, Tenenbaum, & Eklund, 2010 ). Stress occurs when the demands of a job or situation exceed an individual’s perceived