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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #358

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | June 2024

Between-rater reliability for using radar technology to quantify maximal horizontal deceleration performance in NCAA division 1 American football and female lacrosse athletes 

Our data suggests that if a foundational understanding and agreement of manual data processing procedures for radar-derived data is given between raters, metrics may be interpreted with moderate to excellent levels of confidence.

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | June 2024

Multiplex influences on vigilance and biochemical variables induced by sleep deprivation 

This study demonstrates that SD influences biochemical, physiological, cognitive variables, and the significantly changed variables may serve as candidates of SD markers.

Journal of Sport and Health Science | June 2024

A marathon, not a sprint: Increasing population physical activity as a legacy of sports mega-events

The withdrawal of Australia as hosts for the Commonwealth Games in 2026 demonstrates that large international sporting events are more than just sporting mastery, medals, and memories.”

Physical Therapy in Sport | July 2024

Are demographics, physical function and psychological response associated with return to sport at one year following ACL-reconstruction?

The significant contribution of hip abduction strength and psychological readiness to RTS was still relatively small, suggesting other potential factors explaining RTS which may not be captured by common RTS criteria.

Physical Therapy in Sport | July 2024

Adolescents’ experience with sports-related pain and injury: A systematic review of qualitative research

Sports-related pain and injury has a multifaceted effect on the adolescent athlete. There is a pervasive fear of re-injury and social isolation, but the desire to return to sports is facilitated through motivation and support.

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #358

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | June 2024Between-rater reliability for using radar technology to quantify maximal horizontal deceleration performance in NCAA division 1 American football and female lacrosse athletes "Our data suggests that if a foundational...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #357

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | June 2024Differences in anthropometric and vertical jump force-time characteristics between U16 and U18 female basketball players "The findings reveal significant differences in body composition and lower-body neuromuscular...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #356

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | June 2024A competing risk survival analysis of the impacts of team formation on goals in professional football"By shedding light on the impact of team formation on goal scoring, this research contributes to a deeper...

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For a more thorough list about sleep, check out Fatigue Science’s extensive research page.

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