Daniel Mon-López, Maria S. Zakynthinaki, Carlos Alberto Cordente and Jorge García-González
There are many factors that affect performance in Olympic shooting. Elite shooters are capable of reaching extreme levels of precision and accuracy. In female air pistol shooting, the best shooters often reach scores as high as the current world record (393/400), or in other words success of 98.2% hitting the ten points score. Considering that the maximum score of a shot (10 points) represents accuracy within a circle of a diameter of 11.5 mm ± 0.1 mm from a shooting distance of 10 meters, failure or important loss in performance due to
Sergio J. Ibañez, Javier Garcia-Rubio, Miguel-Ángel Gómez and Sergio Gonzalez-Espinosa
Interpretation of sports rules is a tool widely used by coaches in order to improve performance of their teams and athletes ( Gracia et al., 2014 ; Hill-Haas et al., 2010 ). Sports rule modifications, such as in court dimensions or the number of active players, may cause an improvement in athletes’ physical conditioning ( Cormery et al., 2008 ; Klusemann et al., 2012 ; Mikołajec et al., 2012), as well as technical (Delextrat and Martinez, 2014) and tactical skill levels (Sampaio and Maçãs, 2012). The effect of rule modification has always been
Jesús V. Giménez, Anthony S. Leicht and Miguel A. Gomez
a high intensity ( Bradley et al., 2009 ; Di Salvo et al. 2009). A large number of studies have reported on the specific energetic and physical performance demands of elite soccer players, including the effects of positional variation, using time motion analysis ( Bradley et al., 2009 ; Di Salvo et al., 2009 ; Rampinini et al., 2007). For example, central midfielders were reported to cover more total distance than any other positions with the wide midfielders and fullbacks also displaying superior high‐intensity efforts during a match ( Bradley et al., 2009 ; Di
Francisco M. Leo, Pedro A. Sánchez-Miguel, David Sánchez-Oliva, Diana Amado and Tomás García-Calvo
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Jorge E Morais, Nuno D Garrido, Mário C Marques, António J Silva, Daniel A Marinho and Tiago M Barbosa
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Arkadiusz Stanula, Adam Maszczyk, Robert Roczniok, Przemysław Pietraszewski, Andrzej Ostrowski, Adam Zając and Marek Strzała
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Magdalena Kruk, Jan Blecharz, Monika Boberska, Karolina Zarychta and Aleksandra Luszczynska
Performance is among key outcomes in sport psychology ( Harmison, 2011 ; Weinberg and Gould, 2007 ) and satisfaction with one’s own performance is a relevant indicator reflecting athletes’ perception of own or team’s level of play ( Nicholls et al., 2012 ). Performance and satisfaction with one’s own performance depend on modifiable factors, such as the use of psychological strategies by athletes ( Gould et al., 1999 ; Krane and Williams, 2006 ). Although cross-sectional associations between the use of psychological strategies and athletes
Enrique García Ordóñez, María del Carmen Iglesias Pérez and Carlos Touriño González
Water polo is a sport with a growing worldwide interest, particularly for research purposes, with a noticeable increase in the number of recent publications ( Prieto et al., 2013 ). The available research has tried to identify the performance characteristics of the game for both men´s and women´s competitions ( Escalante et al., 2011 , 2012 ; Lupo et al., 2010 , 2012 ). The main aim of the performance analysis is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the water polo teams in order to improve their performance ( Carling et al., 2005