Early Sports Specialisation

Tom Green

Early Sports Specialisation The concept of specialising in only one sport from a young age. Contents of Article Summary What is early specialisation? What are the issues associated with early specialisation? What are … Read more

Skill Acquisition

Dr. Harjiv Singh

Skill Acquisition This article describes what skill acquisition is in a simple manner, including best practice. Contents of Article Summary What is Skill Acquisition? Why is skill acquisition important? Stages of motor learning … Read more

Elevation Training Masks

Mario Chavez

Elevation Training Masks By looking at the science and research, this article shows whether these masks work or not. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is an Elevation Training Mask? Do Elevation Training … Read more

Monitoring Growth

Dr. Ian Dobbs

MONITORING GROWTH Sports performance professionals may find it useful to monitor anthropometrics, such as height and weight, in order to determine if a child is growing adequately or experiencing abnormal growth. Contents of … Read more

Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scans

Charlie Beestone

Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scans Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans determine body composition by passing low-radiation X-ray beams through tissues, with varying energy absorption allowing the practitioner to determine both tissue type and … Read more


Dr. Ian Dobbs

Neuroplasticity Neuroplasticity refers to our brain remodelling, adapting, and organising after the practice of a motor skill. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Neuroplasticity? Why is Neuroplasticity Important for Sport? Issues with … Read more

Hydration Testing

William Jardine

Hydration Testing Many forms of hydration testing exist, most of which are discussed in this article. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Hydration testing? Why is Hydration testing important? How is Hydration … Read more

Youth Strength Training

Mario Chavez

Youth Strength Training The importance of youths participating in regular strength training. Contents of Article Summary Is strength training appropriate for young athletes? Strength Training and Athletic Performance Strength Training and Health When … Read more


Dr. Ian Dobbs

Maturation Maturation is simply the process of children growing and obtaining adult stature. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Maturation? How does Maturation affect Performance? How to Measure Maturation Future Research Conclusion … Read more

Monitoring Fatigue

Devin Wyatt

MONITORING FATIGUE Monitoring fatigue can provide important feedback needed to adjust training loads accordingly. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Fatigue? Why is Monitoring Fatigue important? How to Monitor Fatigue Future Research … Read more

Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio

Ryan White

ACUTE:CHRONIC WORKLOAD RATIO Learn how to monitor training workloads with the acute:chronic workload ratio. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio? The 2 Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio Models What can … Read more

Body Composition Testing

Charlie Beestone

BODY COMPOSITION TESTING A review of the many ways to measure an athletes body composition. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Body Composition Testing? How is Body Composition measured? Issues with Body … Read more


Mario Chavez

BIO-BANDING A way to group youngsters by physicality rather than by age. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is Bio-Banding? Why is Bio-Banding important? How do we Bio-Band athletes? Issues with Bio-Banding Future … Read more

Relative Age Effect

Tom Green

Relative Age Effect The relative age effect is a phenomenon in which children born in, or close to, a critical age cut-off period may have an advantage in both athletic and academic endeavours. … Read more

Peak Weight Velocity

Tom Green

PEAK WEIGHT VELOCITY Peak weight velocity represents the greatest rate of change in body mass. Contents of Article Summary Introduction What is the Peak Weight Velocity? What causes PWV? Why is PWV important … Read more

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