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Athlete Identity: The Importance of Sport Knowledge

Sport knowledge refers to the comprehensive understanding of the sport, it goes beyond knowing its rules, techniques, strategies, and includes historical context, social influences, and the science infused within it. When coaches possess in-depth knowledge of their sport, they become trusted sources of information and guidance for their athletes. This expertise helps shape the athlete’s identity, as they look up to their coach as a role model and mentor.

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Athlete Mental Health: Foundational Sport Knowledge

As coaches and sports leaders, the holistic development of our athletes is our primary concern. Mental health plays a crucial role in their overall well-being. This piece aims to shed light on prevalent mental health issues among athletes, emphasizing the unique stressors they encounter.

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Addressing Athlete Mental Health: A Coach’s Perspective

As experienced sport coaches invested in our player’s athletic and personal development, it’s crucial for us to recognize the significance of athlete mental health. We train our athletes physically to excel, but what about mentally and emotionally? How can our athletes reach their FULL potential without these being in optimal condition?  High-profile athletes have recently brought this issue to the forefront and now it is time to take action.

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Weight Room Coaching Cues

Volt Athletics’ CEO Dan Giuliani talks about the importance of mental health in his own life personally and professionally. Giuliani specifically shares about mental health through the lens of entrepreneuership and how he can see the conversation around mental health in professional settings changing.

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Occurrence of mental health symptoms and disorders in current and former elite athletes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives To present an overview of the existing epidemiological evidence regarding the occurrence of mental health symptoms and disorders among current and former elite athletes. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Five electronic databases were searched from inception to November 2018: PubMed (MEDLINE), SportDiscus via EBSCO, PSycINFO via ProQuest, Scopus and Cochrane. Eligibility criteria…

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Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement

Mental health symptoms and disorders are common among elite athletes, may have sport related manifestations within this population and impair performance. Mental health cannot be separated from physical health, as evidenced by mental health symptoms and disorders increasing the risk of physical injury and delaying subsequent recovery. There are no evidence or consensus based guidelines…

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Monitoring Readiness to Train and Perform in Female Football: Current Evidence and Recommendations for Practitioners

The latest research on women’s football delves into readiness monitoring and the menstrual cycle’s impact on performance. It emphasizes the need for a balanced approach, combining objective metrics like heart rate with subjective measures such as athlete-reported outcome measures (AROM). Reliability checks are essential before implementing these measures. In settings with limited technology, AROM instruments…

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