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Snyder, Natalie; Cinelli, Michael – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Background: Balance control is an essential element of locomotion that enhances biomotor abilities and physical performance. Individuals with extensive soccer experience display superior static single leg balance control compared to athletes of other sports as well as non-athletes. However, during a match, players often encounter greater…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motion, Athletes, Team Sports
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Coutinho, Diogo; Gonçalves, Bruno; Travassos, Bruno; Folgado, Hugo; Figueira, Bruno; Sampaio, Jaime – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to compare players' performances when manipulating the external markings of the pitch during football small-sided games. Methods: Ten under-15 players performed a 5-a-side (plus goalkeepers) under three conditions: (i) Lines, the game was played in a pitch in which the external boundaries were painted with full lines;…
Descriptors: Youth, Athletics, Team Sports, Teamwork
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Scott, Lauren; Shen, Bo; Price, Alanna; Centeio, Erin – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: To identify the role of content specificity in moderating situational interest and its relationship with physical activity (PA), we examined the between- and within-content relations of situational interest and PA in an urban elementary physical education context using fitness and basketball as comparative contents. Method: Fourth and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Bonney, Nathan; Berry, Jason; Ball, Kevin; Larkin, Paul – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: In Australian Football (AF), the ability to proficiently kick the ball is a critical skill and has been shown to be advantageous to a team's successful performance; however, a valid and reliable match referenced kicking assessment remains absent. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable AF kicking proficiency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Jelicic, Mario; Ivancev, Vladimir; Cular, Dražen; Covic, Nedim; Stojanovic, Emilija; Scanlan, Aaron T.; Milanovic, Zoran – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability, validity, and usefulness of 30--15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15[subscript IFT]) in female basketball players. Methods: Nineteen female basketball players (17.82 ± 1.94 yr, 175.4 ± 7.3 cm, 67.9 ± 7.7 kg) competing in the National Croatian League performed one trial of a…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Females, Athletes, Team Sports
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Roberts, Jonathan R.; Osei-Owusu, Paul; Mears, Aimee C.; Harland, Andrew R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The decision by the International Football Association Board in 2004 to approve the use of artificial surfaces in elite football (soccer) competitions remains controversial amongst many players, managers and coaching staff. The aim of this study was to conduct a comprehensive assessment of players' opinions to better understand the…
Descriptors: Athletes, Opinions, Team Sports, Facilities
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Doncaster, Greg; Page, Richard; White, Paul; Svenson, Robert; Twist, Craig – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the physical match profiles of professional soccer players using 3 and 5 min fixed and rolling averages as well as fixed 1 min averages, with considerations to training prescription. Methods: Twenty-nine professional U23 soccer outfield players competed across 17 competitive matches during the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Athletics, Competition
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Teng, Phillis Soek Po; Leong, Kah Fai; Kong, Pui Wah – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Small knee flexion angles are associated with increased non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risks. The purpose of this study was to provide insights into how ankle plantar flexion angles influenced knee flexion angles at initial contact during single-leg drop landings. Method: Thirteen male recreational basketball players…
Descriptors: Human Body, Exercise Physiology, Injuries, Risk
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Khacharem, Aïmen; Trabelsi, Khaled; Zoudji, Bachir; Kalyuga, Slava – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Guided by cognitive load theory and cognitive theory of multimedia learning, the purpose of this study was to evaluate players' ability to integrate dynamic information presented under different conditions: a verbal condition, in which instructions were given orally; a visual condition, in which instructions were shown using arrow…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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Mesagno, Christopher; Garvey, Jacob; Tibbert, Stephanie J.; Gröpel, Peter – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
When athletes fail to perform at an expected level during an important moment, it is implied the athletes have experienced "choking" (sudden decline in performance) under pressure.". Researchers have reported that persistent left-hemispheric activation patterns occur when an athlete experiences considerable performance…
Descriptors: Handedness, Team Sports, Performance, Athletes
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Timmerman, Ewout A.; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P.; Farrow, Damian – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of eight different small-sided games (SSG) on physical, technical, and decision-making demands of training environments in U14 field hockey. Methods: A total of 13 participants played eight different training games consisting of two 7.5-minute halves, where number of players (three…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, Performance, Talent Development
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Nordin, Andrew D.; Dufek, Janet S. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Overuse injuries are common in sport, but complete understanding of injury risk factors remains incomplete. Although biomechanical studies frequently examine musculoskeletal injury mechanisms, human movement variability studies aim to better understand neuromotor functioning, with proposed connections between overuse injury mechanisms and…
Descriptors: Injuries, Physical Activities, Physiology, Team Sports
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Murtagh, Conall F.; Naughton, Robert J.; McRobert, Allistair P.; O'Boyle, Andrew; Morgans, Ryland; Drust, Barry; Erskine, Robert M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: The powerful activity profile of elite soccer match play has not been documented appropriately to inform specific maximal power assessment and development criteria. The aims of the current study were to develop a reliable soccer-specific powerful action (SSPA) notational analysis coding system that could be used to compare frequency and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Team Sports, Coding, Youth Programs
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Gillen, Zachary M.; Shoemaker, Marni E.; McKay, Brianna D.; Cramer, Joel T. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine magnitudes of differences for anthropometric and athletic performance scores between high school and elite college-level American football players. Method: Participants included high school-age (n = 3,666) athletes who participated in American football combines, as well as elite college-level (n…
Descriptors: High School Students, Athletes, Athletics, Team Sports
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Petridis, Leonidas; Utczás, Katinka; Tróznai, Zsófia; Kalabiska, Irina; Pálinkás, Gergely; Szabó, Tamás – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Vertical jump is a common test to measure impulsive ability in soccer; however, limited normative data have been published on young soccer players from vertical jump measurements on a force platform. The purpose of this study was to provide normative values for three chronological age groups of male junior soccer players (U16, U17 and,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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