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The Relationship Between Pistol Olympic Shooting Performance, Handgrip and Shoulder Abduction Strength

Introduction 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

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The Impact of Rule Modifications on Elite Basketball Teams’ Performance

Introduction 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

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Physical Performance Differences Between Starter and Non‐Starter Players During Professional Soccer Friendly Matches

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

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Analysis of Cohesion and Collective Efficacy Profiles for the Performance of Soccer Players

References Bandura A. Self-efficacy: The exercise of control . Freeman, New York; 1997 Beauchamp MR. Efficacy beliefs within relational and group contexts in sport. In: Lavallee S, Jowett D (Eds.) Social psychology in sport , Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL, 181-93; 2007 Bray CD, Whaley DE. Team cohesion, effort, and objective individual performance of high school basketball players. Sport Psychol , 2001; 15: 260-75 Carron AV, Brawley LR, Widmeyer WN. The measurement of cohesiveness in

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The Influence of Anthropometric, Kinematic and Energetic Variables and Gender on Swimming Performance in Youth Athletes

References Barbosa TM, Fernandes RJ, Morouço P, Vilas-Boas JP. Predicting the intracyclic variation of the velocity of the centre of mass from segmental velocities in Butterfly stroke: A pilot study. J Sports Sci Med , 2008; 7: 201-209 Barbosa TM, Costa MJ, Marinho DA, Coelho J, Moreira M, Silva AJ. Modeling the links between young swimmers’ performance: energetic and biomechanical profiles. Pediatr Exerc Sci , 2010a; 22: 379-391 Barbosa TM, Bragada JA, Reis VM, Marinho DA, Carvalho C, Silva AJ

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Influence of Contextual Variables on Performance of the Libero Player in Top-Level Women’s Volleyball

Introduction Sports performance analysis provides objective information based on a series of performance indicators ( O’Donoghue, 2010 ). Given the dynamic nature of the sport, a detailed analysis of these indicators is needed because of the influence external conditions, known as situational variables such as the quality of opposition, the game period, match status, etc. ( Gómez et al., 2013 ), or internal features such as the play role, the game phase, etc., may have on such indicators. As to the dynamics of volleyball, various game phases may be identified

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The Development and Prediction of Athletic Performance in Freestyle Swimming

References Adamczyk JG. The estimation of the rest test usefulness in monitoring the anaerobic capacity of sprinters in athletics. Polish Journal of Sport & Tourism , 2011; 18(3), 214. Anderson M, Hopkins W, Roberts A, and Pyne D. Ability of test measures to predict competitive performance in elite swimmers. Journal of Sports Sciences , 2008; 26: 123-130. Arellano R, Brown P, Cappaert J, and Nelson R. Analysis of 50-m, 100-m and 200-m Freestyle swimmers at the 1992 Olympic Games

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Performance in Team Sports: Identifying the Keys to Success in Soccer

-270. Carling C, Reilly T, Williams A. Performance assessment for field sports: Physiological, psychological and match notational assessment in practice. London: Routledge, 2009. Carling C, Williams A, Reilly T. Handbook of soccer match analysis: a systematic approach to improving performance. London: Routledge, 2005. Carmichael F, Thomas D, Ward R. Production and efficiency in Association Football. J Sports Econ, 2001; 2(3): 228-243. Carmichael F, Thomas D, Ward R. Team performance: the case of

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Coach Mid-Season Replacement and Team Performance in Professional Soccer

References Allen M, Panian SK, Lotz RE. Managerial succession and organizational performance: A recalcitrant problem revisited. Admin Sci Quart , 1979; 24:167-180. Audas R, Dobson S, Goddard, J. Team performance and managerial change in the English Football League. Econ Aff , 1997; 17: 30-36. Audas R, Dobson S, Goddard J. Organizational performance and managerial turnover. Managel Deci Econ , 1999; 20: 305-318. Audas R, Dobson S, Goddard, J. The impact

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Mental Strategies Predict Performance and Satisfaction with Performance Among Soccer Players

Introduction 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

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