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Testing a Brief Coping Intervention for High-Performance Youth Soccer Players and Their Parents

Katherine A. Tamminen, Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock, and Courtney Braun

than nonathletes ( Lam, Valier, Bay, & McLeod, 2013 ; Snyder et al., 2010 ). However, sport can also be stressful, particularly at the elite or competitive level. Competitive youth athletes frequently report stressors associated with their sport participation, including coaches overemphasizing winning

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Different Perceptions of Parents and Children on Factors Influencing Sport Specialization

Mayrena I. Hernandez, Kevin M. Biese, Dan A. Schaefer, Eric G. Post, David R. Bell, and M. Alison Brooks

, 7 These recommendations include time-based measurements for sport participation—such as months per year and hours per week, as well as avoiding participating in multiple leagues at the same time—to provide guidelines for youth athletes in organized sport to help prevent overuse injury. 7 , 13 , 14

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Developmental Considerations in Youth Athlete Burnout: A Model for Youth Sport Participants

Brandonn S. Harris and Jack C. Watson II

Recent research has used self-determination theory to examine athlete burnout among adults. However, there is a dearth of theory-driven research investigating burnout among young athletes, particularly as it pertains to its sociological influences. With research suggesting that motives for sport (dis)continuation vary among athletes of different ages, this study assessed the utility of self-determination theory (SDT) and Coakley’s model for youth burnout while examining developmental differences. Participants included swimmers of ages 7–17. Analyses revealed a model that approached adequate ft indices and accounted for 70% of the burnout variance. Results supported utilizing these theories to understand youth burnout while accounting for developmental differences.

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Psychological Skills and Characteristics Facilitative of Youth Athletes’ Development: A Systematic Review

Lea-Cathrin Dohme, David Piggott, Susan Backhouse, and Gareth Morgan

athletes (e.g.,  MacNamara, Button, & Collins, 2010a ). Despite similarities between the PSCs facilitative of youth athletes’ development and elite athletic performance to be expected, it is important to distinguish the psychological needs of adult and youth athlete populations. Particularly, experts have

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Sleep Characteristics of Elite Youth Athletes: A Clustering Approach to Optimize Sleep Support Strategies

Haresh T. Suppiah, Richard Swinbourne, Jericho Wee, Vanes Tay, and Paul Gastin

sleepiness. However, there is still limited evidence on the caffeine use habits of elite youth athletes and the extent to which these options exist within their usual diets. Although there is increased recognition about the importance of sleep for athletes, the reasons for sleep disturbances are

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Four Weeks of Power Optimized Sprint Training Improves Sprint Performance in Adolescent Soccer Players

Mikael Derakhti, Domen Bremec, Tim Kambič, Lasse Ten Siethoff, and Niklas Psilander

deficiency. 20 , 21 Therefore, a more generalized method that specifically targets this deficiency, such as power-optimized RST, may be helpful for youth athletes. This method characterizes the “optimal load” ( L opt ) as that which allows P max to be reached during the maximum resisted velocity plateau

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A Buffering Effect of Mental Toughness on the Negative Impact of Basic Psychological Need Thwarting on Positive Youth Athlete Functioning

Keita Kinoshita, Eric MacIntosh, and Shintaro Sato

Some youth athletes can thrive while others languish, in part, due to their coping skills ( Kristiansen & Roberts, 2010 ). Although participation in sport can lead to numerous physical and psychological benefits for youth (cf. Eime et al., 2013 ; Hebert et al., 2015 ), sport participation rates

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Prediction of Upper Respiratory Illness Using Salivary Immunoglobulin A in Youth Athletes

Thomas Sawczuk, Ben Jones, Mitchell Welch, Clive Beggs, Sean Scantlebury, and Kevin Till

psychological stress affects this immune response by a similar magnitude when compared with physical stress. 8 Given that youth athletes are subjected to a unique set of academic, maturational, and social stressors alongside their sporting demands (ie, their training/match load and associated travel

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Sensitivity and Specificity of a Multimodal Approach for Concussion Assessment in Youth Athletes

Tiffany Toong, Katherine E. Wilson, Anne W. Hunt, Shannon Scratch, Carol DeMatteo, and Nick Reed

Specific to pediatric concussion, Reed et al 8 examined maximal upper and lower body strength performance preconcussion and postconcussion in a group of youth ice hockey players. Following a concussion, youth athletes showed reduced upper and lower body strength performance compared with noninjured

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Relationships Between Training Load, Sleep Duration, and Daily Well-Being and Recovery Measures in Youth Athletes

Thomas Sawczuk, Ben Jones, Sean Scantlebury, and Kevin Till

and CMJ, PRS, and DWB in a youth athlete cohort. In addition to training load, sleep has previously shown relationships with changes in mood, and injury and illness risk, as well as being implicated with the overtraining syndrome ( 3 , 25 , 26 , 30 ). Previous studies have eschewed the use of self