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The Impact of COVID-19 on Team Sport Engagement: The Perceptions of Adolescent Females in Victoria

Rachel Keane and Mandy Ruddock-Hudson

Sport engagement has important implications in improving one’s current and future health ( Wetton et al., 2013 ). More specifically, the social interactions and sense of belonging to team sport participation can provide and improve perceived life satisfaction, increase self-esteem and resilience

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The Relevance of Muscle Fiber Type to Physical Characteristics and Performance in Team-Sport Athletes

Henry J. Hopwood, Phillip M. Bellinger, Heidi R. Compton, Matthew N. Bourne, and Clare Minahan

this knowledge, little research has investigated whether an optimal MFT exists for team-sport athletes. While there is a large heterogeneity in MFT between different muscles within an individual, there does appear to be a between muscle phenotype. 6 , 8 – 10 Practically, this has relevance given that

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Effect of Individual Environmental Heat-Stress Variables on Training and Recovery in Professional Team Sport

Fergus K. O’Connor, Steven E. Stern, Thomas M. Doering, Geoffrey M. Minett, Peter R. Reaburn, Jonathan D. Bartlett, and Vernon G. Coffey

reduce physical performance in hot conditions. The vast majority of previous research on thermoregulation during exercise in hot environments has focused on the endurance athlete, and there is a paucity of available data examining the effect of exercise in the heat on the team-sport athlete. 6 Some

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What Lies Beneath: Exploring Different Depressive Symptoms Across Selected Risk Factors in Icelandic Team Sport Athletes

Richard Tahtinen, Hafrun Kristjansdottir, Daniel T. Olason, and Robert Morris

-fledged depressive episode” ( Fried & Nesse, 2015b , p.4). Against this backdrop, in this preliminary investigation, we first aim to c omplement previous research by reporting the overall prevalence rates of depressive symptoms and compare these across age, sex, type of team sport, and level of competition. We also

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Sleep Architecture in Response to a Late Evening Competition in Team-Sport Athletes

Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Andrea Galbiati, Gaia De Giacomi, Davide Tornese, Daniel Levendowski, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, and Giuseppe Banfi

exercising in the evening does not negatively affect sleep in healthy participants. Only few studies investigated sleep changes in team sport athletes when the physical demand is at the highest levels during the evening, namely following a night competition or match. Nédélec et al 13 studied the sleep of

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A Life Course Examination of Women’s Team Sport Participation in Late Adulthood

Jen D. Wong, Julie S. Son, Stephanie T. West, Jill J. Naar, and Toni Liechty

experience of team sport participation. Although individuals are living longer than ever due to improvements in health care, negative stereotypes of older adults still persist. In Western nations, negative stereotypes of older adults include the assumption that they have health issues and cognitive

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Sleep and Recovery in Team Sport: Current Sleep-Related Issues Facing Professional Team-Sport Athletes

Hugh H.K. Fullagar, Rob Duffield, Sabrina Skorski, Aaron J. Coutts, Ross Julian, and Tim Meyer

While the effects of sleep loss on performance have previously been reviewed, the effects of disturbed sleep on recovery after exercise are less reported. Specifically, the interaction between sleep and physiological and psychological recovery in team-sport athletes is not well understood. Accordingly, the aim of the current review was to examine the current evidence on the potential role sleep may play in postexercise recovery, with a tailored focus on professional team-sport athletes. Recent studies show that team-sport athletes are at high risk of poor sleep during and after competition. Although limited published data are available, these athletes also appear particularly susceptible to reductions in both sleep quality and sleep duration after night competition and periods of heavy training. However, studies examining the relationship between sleep and recovery in such situations are lacking. Indeed, further observational sleep studies in team-sport athletes are required to confirm these concerns. Naps, sleep extension, and sleep-hygiene practices appear advantageous to performance; however, future proof-of-concept studies are now required to determine the efficacy of these interventions on postexercise recovery. Moreover, more research is required to understand how sleep interacts with numerous recovery responses in team-sport environments. This is pertinent given the regularity with which these teams encounter challenging scenarios during the course of a season. Therefore, this review examines the factors that compromise sleep during a season and after competition and discusses strategies that may help improve sleep in team-sport athletes.

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Transferable Benefits of Cycle Hypoventilation Training for Run-Based Performance in Team-Sport Athletes

Xavier Woorons, François Billaut, and Henry Vandewalle

The physical component of successful team-sport athletes involves many different abilities such as strength, velocity, endurance, stamina, and flexibility. The ability to repeat sprints, that is, to maintain the highest velocity throughout the game, has also been found to be paramount in these

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Comparing Global Positioning System and Global Navigation Satellite System Measures of Team-Sport Movements

Benjamin M. Jackson, Ted Polglaze, Brian Dawson, Trish King, and Peter Peeling

. 6 While GPS devices have demonstrated a reasonable level of accuracy for measuring total distance covered during team sport competition, 7 , 8 some limitations remain. 9 Typically, distance measures become less reliable as running speed increases, and accuracy is reduced when movement occurs over

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Acute Ingestion of Caffeinated Chewing Gum Improves Repeated Sprint Performance of Team Sport Athletes With Low Habitual Caffeine Consumption

Mark Evans, Peter Tierney, Nicola Gray, Greg Hawe, Maria Macken, and Brendan Egan

indicated by a decline in maximal sprint speed with subsequent sprints, that is, an increase in sprint duration over a set distance. Clearly, any ergogenic aid that can attenuate fatigue and maintain RSP in team sport athletes may prove beneficial and warrant use during competition. A wide body of