Sports-science roundtable: Does sports-science research influence practice?

Bishop, David, Burnett, Angus, Farrow, Damian, Gabbett, Tim J. and Newton, Robert U. (2006) Sports-science roundtable: Does sports-science research influence practice?. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1 2: 161-168.

Author Bishop, David
Burnett, Angus
Farrow, Damian
Gabbett, Tim J.
Newton, Robert U.
Title Sports-science roundtable: Does sports-science research influence practice?
Journal name International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1555-0265
Publication date 2006-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 168
Total pages 8
Place of publication Champaign, IL, U.S.A.
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract As sports scientists, we claim to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge that influences athletic practice and performance. Is this the reality? At the inaugural congress of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science, a panel of well-credentialed academic experts with experience in the applied environment debated the question, Does sports-science research influence practice? The first task was to define “sports-science research,” and it was generally agreed that it is concerned with providing evidence that improves sports performance. When practices are equally effective, sports scientists also have a role in identifying practices that are safer, more time efficient, and more enjoyable. There were varying views on the need for sports-science research to be immediately relevant to coaches or athletes. Most agreed on the importance of communicating the results of sports-science research, not only to the academic community but also to coaches and athletes, and the need to encourage both short- and long-term research. The panelists then listed examples of sports-science research that they believe have influenced practice, as well as strategies to ensure that sports-science research better influences practice.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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