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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793121/head-coaches-attitudes-towards-injury-prevention-and-use-of-related-methods-in-professional-basketball-a-survey
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J Wilke, D Niederer, L Vogt, W Banzer
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the practices and attitudes of professional basketball head coaches towards injury prevention. DESIGN: Survey. SETTING: Elite-level basketball. PARTICIPANTS: Head coaches of all 366 German professional teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Use of injury risk screening methods, rated importance of different musculoskeletal injuries and rated effectiveness of preventive interventions...
April 17, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792105/risk-factors-for-groin-injury-and-symptoms-in-elite-level-soccer-players-a-cohort-study-in-the-dutch-professional-leagues
#2
Rob Langhout, Igor Tak, Anne-Marie van Beijsterveldt, Martijn Ricken, Adam Weir, Maarten Barendrecht, Gino Kerkhoffs, Janine Stubbe
Study Design Cohort study with prospective and retrospective elements. Background Groin injury and symptoms are common in soccer players. Their relationship with reduced hip range of motion (ROM) and previous injury is unclear. Objectives To conduct a retrospective assessment of associations between previous injury and pre-season hip ROM and pre-season prevalence of severe groin symptoms; and prospective identification of risk factors for within-season groin injury. Methods During 2015-2016, 190 players from 9 Dutch professional soccer clubs participated...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791977/no-association-between-rate-of-torque-development-and-onset-of-muscle-activity-with-increased-risk-of-hamstring-injury-in-elite-football
#3
Nicol van Dyk, Roald Bahr, Angus F Burnett, Evert Verhagen, Damien von Tiggelen, Erik Witvrouw
INTRODUCTION: Hamstring injuries remain a significant burden in sports that involve high speed running. In elite male football, hamstring injury has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to improve prevention efforts. Intrinsic risk factors such as strength have been investigated extensively in a cohort of professional football players; however, other intrinsic measures of neuromuscular function have not been studied in this cohort...
May 23, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789264/talent-identification-for-soccer-physiological-aspects
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Karl D Dodd, Timothy J Newans
OBJECTIVES: Soccer coaches are always looking to discover the next star player, without investing the necessary resources, time, and effort into a player's development. In the modern era, talent identification in soccer seems to be a comparative process rather than a developmental process. This article will look at the physiological profiles of soccer players in the modern era and how testing and talent identification processes should coincide with this data. DESIGN: An extensive literature search identifying the physiological attributes of soccer players that are required to compete at an elite level was conducted...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786629/anthropometric-parameters-age-and-agility-as-performance-predictors-in-elite-female-basketball-players
#5
Maria Garcia-Gil, Jon Torres-Unda, Izaro Esain, Iratxe Duñabeitia, Susana M Gil, Javier Gil, Jon Irazusta
Garcia-Gil, M, Torres-Unda, J, Esain, I, Duñabeitia, I, Gil, SM, Gil, J, and Irazusta, J. Anthropometric parameters, age, and agility as performance predictors in elite female basketball players. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1723-1730, 2018-In addition to technical, tactical, and psychological skills, performance in playing basketball depends on anthropometry and physical fitness. However, limited information is available regarding such features in women. We hypothesized that anthropometry and physical fitness are associated with female basketball performance, and consequently, performance could be predicted using the results of certain anthropometric measures and fitness tests...
June 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780836/defining-platelet-rich-plasma-usage-by-team-physicians-in-elite-athletes
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David E Kantrowitz, Ajay S Padaki, Christopher S Ahmad, T Sean Lynch
Background: The indications for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are vaguely defined despite the frequency of its use as a treatment for athletes. While select studies have advocated for its efficacy, the majority of orthopaedic research conducted on the topic has been equivocal. Purpose: To define the use of PRP in elite athletes by team physicians from professional sports leagues. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A survey assessing treatment timing, usage patterns, indications, and complications was generated by fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
#7
Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772095/effect-of-specific-exercise-strategy-on-strength-and-proprioception-in-volleyball-players-with-infraspinatus-muscle-atrophy
#8
José Inácio Salles, Victor Rodrigues Amaral Cossich, João Matheus Guimarães, Geraldo Motta Filho, Dylan Morrissey
Infraspinatus muscle atrophy is common in professional volleyball players, but it is unclear whether commonly observed strength and proprioception deficits can be reversed with training. Fifty-four participants were recruited into an infraspinatus atrophy group (IAG, n = 18) and a non-atrophy group (NAG, n=18) of elite volleyballers plus a healthy non-athletic control group (CG, n = 18). IAG were trained with a progressive, specific shoulder external rotator strengthening routine for 32 sessions over 8 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769835/correlations-between-angular-velocities-in-selected-joints-and-velocity-of-table-tennis-racket-during-topspin-forehand-and-backhand
#9
Ziemowit Bańkosz, Sławomir Winiarski
The aim of this study was to determine the correlations between angular velocities in individual joints and racket velocity for different topspin forehand and backhand strokes in table tennis. Ten elite female table tennis players participated, presenting different kinds of topspin forehands and backhands - after a no-spin ball (FH1, BH1), after a backspin ball (FH2, BH2) and "heavy" topspin (FH3, BH3). Range of motion was measured with the BTS Smart-E (BTS Bioengineering, Milan, Italy) motion analysis system with a specially developed marker placement protocol for the upper body parts and an acoustic sensor attached to the racket to identify ball-racket contact...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769822/maturity-status-strongly-influences-the-relative-age-effect-in-international-elite-under-9-soccer
#10
Lisa Müller, Josef Gehmaier, Christoph Gonaus, Christian Raschner, Erich Müller
The aim of the study was to assess the role of the relative age effect (RAE) and to investigate the influence of the biological maturity status on the RAE in international under-9 soccer. The birth dates of 222 male participants of the U9 Eurochampionship Soccer Tournament in Vienna in 2016 were analyzed and divided into four relative age quarters (Q1-Q4) and the biological maturity status was assessed with the age at peak height velocity (APHV) method. Based on the mean±standard deviation of the APHV, the athletes were divided into three groups of maturity: early, normal and late maturing...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764731/how-much-is-enough-in-rehabilitation-high-running-workloads-following-lower-limb-muscle-injury-delay-return-to-play-but-protect-against-subsequent-injury
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Jordan Stares, Brian Dawson, Peter Peeling, Michael Drew, Jarryd Heasman, Brent Rogalski, Marcus Colby
OBJECTIVES: Examine the influence of rehabilitation training loads on return to play (RTP) time and subsequent injury in elite Australian footballers. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Internal (sessional rating of perceived exertion: sRPE) and external (distance, sprint distance) workload and lower limb non-contact muscle injury data was collected from 58 players over 5 seasons. Rehabilitation periods were analysed for running workloads and time spent in 3 rehabilitation stages (1: off-legs training, 2: non-football running, 3: group football training) was calculated...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746505/the-effects-of-short-term-detraining-and-retraining-on-physical-fitness-in-elite-soccer-players
#12
Chang Hwa Joo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of aerobic high-intensity training with reduced volume and training cessation on body composition and physical fitness after the end of season and the time required to recapture physical fitness with intensified retraining following two weeks of detraining in elite soccer players. METHOD: Twenty male semi-professional soccer players participated in this study. The soccer players were assigned to either a group that completed high-intensity aerobic training (HAT, n = 10) or to a detraining and retraining group (DHAT, n = 10) for a 5-week period immediately after the end of the season...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746387/updating-the-skating-multistage-aerobic-test-and-correction-for-v-combining-dot-above-o2max-prediction-using-a-new-skating-economy-index-in-elite-youth-ice-hockey-players
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Maxime Allisse, Hung Tien Bui, Luc Léger, Alain-Steve Comtois, Mario Leone
Allisse, M, Bui, HT, Léger, L, Comtois, A-S, and Leone, M. Updating the skating multistage aerobic test and correction for V[Combining Dot Above]O2max prediction using a new skating economy index in elite youth ice hockey players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-A number of field tests, including the skating multistage aerobic test (SMAT), have been developed to predict V[Combining Dot Above]O2max in ice hockey players. The SMAT, like most field tests, assumes that participants who reach a given stage have the same oxygen uptake, which is not usually true...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746383/angle-specific-isokinetic-metrics-highlight-strength-training-needs-of-elite-youth-soccer-players
#14
Steven J Eustace, Richard M Page, Matt Greig
Eustace, SJ, Page, RM, and Greig, M. angle specific isokinetic metrics highlight strength training needs of elite youth soccer players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of this study was to assess traditional and angle-specific isokinetic strength of eccentric knee flexors (eccKFs) and concentric knee extensors (conKEs) between senior professional and youth soccer players. Thirty-four male soccer players (17 senior and 17 youth) were recruited for bilateral assessments at 180, 270, and 60°·s...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745738/effect-of-prior-fatiguing-sport-specific-exercise-on-field-hockey-passing-ability
#15
Enzo Hollville, Vincent Le Croller, Yoshihiro Hirasawa, Rémi Husson, Giuseppe Rabita, Franck Brocherie
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of multiple sets of repeated-sprint ability (RSA) induced fatigue on subsequent passing skill performance among field hockey. METHODS: Ten elite U-21 male field hockey players performed five sets of a combination of RSA test (6 × 20 m - 20 s of passive recovery) followed by a 1-min passing skill test (passing reception with subsequent passes at a pre-designed target). Fastest sprint time and cumulated sprint time for RSA test; total number of balls played, targeted and passing accuracy (number of balls targeted / total number of balls played) for passing skill test; heart rate (HR), blood lactate concentration ([La-]) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were collected throughout the protocol...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741443/the-effect-of-individualised-sprint-training-in-elite-female-team-sport-athletes-a-pilot-study
#16
Elvir Rakovic, Gøran Paulsen, Christian Helland, Ola Eriksrud, Thomas Haugen
This study aimed to evaluate whether an individualised sprint-training program was more effective in improving sprint performance in elite team-sport players compared to a generalised sprint-training program. Seventeen elite female handball players (23 ± 3 y, 177 ± 7 cm, 73 ± 6 kg) performed two weekly sprint training sessions over eight weeks in addition to their regular handball practice. An individualised training group (ITG, n = 9) performed a targeted sprint-training program based on their horizontal force-velocity profile from the pre-training test...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740564/physical-performance-tests-a-relationship-of-risk-factors-for-muscle-injuries-in-elite-level-male-football-players
#17
Kjell Svensson, Marie Alricsson, Marcus Olausson, Suzanne Werner
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between the outcome of preseason physical performance tests and the risk of sustaining lower extremity muscle injuries within the same season, in male football players at elite level. This is a cohort study of a male football team (63 players) from the first league in Swe-den. The football players are prospectively followed, in terms of muscle injuries of the lower extremity during five seasons between 2010 and 2014. All muscle injuries were evaluated and diagnosed with ultraso-nography...
April 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739301/sub-elite-football-players-with-hip-related-groin-pain-and-positive-flexion-adduction-internal-rotation-test-exhibit-distinct-biomechanical-differences-compared-with-the-asymptomatic-side
#18
Matthew G King, Adam I Semciw, Harvi F Hart, Anthony G Schache, Kane J Middleton, Josh J Heerey, Rintje Agricola, Kay M Crossley
Study Design Observational cross-sectional study. Background Hip-related groin pain is common in sub-elite football players and may be associated with altered hip biomechanics. Objectives To compare the hip biomechanics, bony hip morphology associated with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome, and hip strength and range of motion between the symptomatic and asymptomatic limb of sub-elite football players with unilateral hip-related groin pain and a positive flexion adduction internal rotation test. Methods Fifteen sub-elite football (soccer) players with unilateral hip-related groin pain and a positive flexion adduction internal rotation test were recruited...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723296/longevity-of-outstanding-sporting-achievers-mind-versus-muscle
#19
An Tran-Duy, David C Smerdon, Philip M Clarke
BACKGROUND: While there is strong evidence showing the survival advantage of elite athletes, much less is known about those engaged in mind sports such as chess. This study aimed to examine the overall as well as regional survival of International Chess Grandmasters (GMs) with a reference to the general population, and compare relative survival (RS) of GMs with that of Olympic medallists (OMs). METHODS: Information on 1,208 GMs and 15,157 OMs, respectively, from 28 countries were extracted from the publicly available data sources...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723200/longitudinal-motor-performance-development-in-early-adolescence-and-its-relationship-to-adult-success-an-8-year-prospective-study-of-highly-talented-soccer-players
#20
Daniel Leyhr, Augustin Kelava, Johannes Raabe, Oliver Höner
Several talent identification and development (TID) programs in soccer have implemented diagnostics to measure players' motor performance. Yet, there is a lack of research investigating the relationship between motor development in adolescence and future, adult performance. This longitudinal study analyzed the three-year development of highly talented young soccer players' speed abilities and technical skills and examined the relevance of this development to their adult success. The current research sample consisted of N = 1,134 players born between 1993 and 1995 who were selected for the German Soccer Association's TID program and participated in nationwide motor diagnostics (sprinting, agility, dribbling, ball control, shooting) four times between the Under 12 (U12) and Under 15 (U15) age class...
2018: PloS One
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