Sports science continues to publish a wealth of insight, evidence and knowledge. This has a relevance, not only for elite athletes, but equally in informing coaching for players of all standards and abilities.
A selection of key reference papers are listed below.
Gabbett, T., 2016. The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder?. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(5), pp.273-280. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/5/273
Hulin, B., Gabbett, T., Lawson, D., Caputi, P. and Sampson, J., 2015. The acute: chronic workload ratio predicts injury: high chronic workload may decrease injury risk in elite rugby league players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(4), pp.231-236. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/10/28/bjsports-2015-094817.short
Murray, N., Gabbett, T., Townshend, A. and Blanch, P., 2016. Calculating acute: chronic workload ratios using exponentially weighted moving averages provides a more sensitive indicator of injury likelihood than rolling averages. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(9), pp.749-754. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/9/749
Piggott, B., Newton, M. J., & McGuigan, M. R., 2009. The relationship between training load and incidence of injury and illness over a pre-season at an Australian football league club. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 17(3), pp. 4-17. http://researchonline.nd.edu.au/health_article/61/
National Coaching and Training Centre, University of Limerick, 2003. Building Pathways in Irish Sport
Mirwald RL, Baxter-Jones ADG, Bailey DA, Beunen GP 2002. An assessment of maturity from anthropometric measurements. Medicine and Science Sports Exercise, pp. 689–694. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11932580
GAA Learning. Award 1 Youth Coach Manual. pp.7. https://learning.gaa.ie/sites/default/files/Coach/Files/A1_Youth%20Manual_28%20pages%20LR.pdf
Sławomir M. Kozieł1 and Robert M. Malina, 2018. Modified Maturity Offset Prediction Equations: Validation in Independent Longitudinal Samples of Boys and Girls. Sports Med., 48(1), pp. 221–236. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5752743/
van der Sluis A, Elferink-Gemser MT, Coelho-e-Silva MJ, Nijboer JA, Brink MS, Visscher C, 2014. Sport Injuries Aligned to P Height Velocity in Talented Pubertal Soccer Players. Int J Sports Med, 35, pp 351–355. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256490670
van der Sluis A, Elferink-Gemser MT, Brink MS, Visscher C, 2015. Importance of peak height velocity timing in terms of injuries in talented soccer players. Int J Sports Med 36(4):32732. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25607518
Lloyd RS, Oliver JL, 2012. The Youth Physical Development Model: A New Approach to Long-Term Athletic Development. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 34-3, pp61-72
Balyi I, Way R, Higgs C, 2013. Long-Term Athlete Development. Human Kinetics https://uk.humankinetics.com/products/Long-Term-Athlete-Development
Coaching Association of Canada. Long-term Athlete Development Information for Parents. http://sportforlife.ca/portfolio-view/ltad-information-parents/
SURPASSPORT additionally records arm span and knee height in preparation of additional confirmation of the age of peak height velocity.
Maturation & Peak Height Velocity (PHV)
The age PHV is used to indicate biological maturity, in turn used to identify windows of accelerated adaptation and age appropriate coaching.
Testoni S, Mansfield L, Dolan P 2018. Defining and measuring subjective well-being for sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, pp. 815-827. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19406940.2018.1518253
Assessment of the individual's well-being in a sporting context can provide additional insight into a team or individual's readiness for competition and flag risks of burnout.
Ramsbottom R, Brewer J, Williams C. A progressive shuttle run test to estimate maximal oxygen uptake. British Journal of Sports Medicine 1988;22. pp 141-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.22.4.141
Bangsbo, J, Iaia F., Krustrup P. The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test: A Useful Tool for Evaluation of Physical Performance in Intermittent Sports. Sports Medicine. 2008;38. pp 37-51. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18081366
Bleep and Yo-yo tests are a staple for assessing fitness.
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