Science in Elite Sport brings together experts from around the world with the aim of furthering collaboration between athletes and scientists working in the field of training in sport. Each chapter gels theory (sport science) with practice (training and performance) in order to demonstrate the impact science can have on performance at the elite level. Examples are given from key sports and in the context of specific countries within Europe. This book will be of great value to any one studying sport science degree with the aim of entering into coaching or training. It will also be a key resource for those already involved in the implementation of coaching strategies at the elite level and also for athletes themselves.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The demand profile of modern high-performance training E. Muller, C. Raschner and H. Schwameder. The contribution of sports medicine to training efficiency and performance capacity optimisation in high-performance sport N. Bachl. Science - no thanks! Theses against a fruitless venture G. Schumacher. Specifics of research in elite sport - examples and experiences in Germany J. Krug and D. Martin. Science and service in elite sports in Finland - organisational, infrastructural and financial aspects J. T. Viitasalo. Are Austrian elite athletes given scientific support? E. Kornexl. Sports scientific support at the Freiburg Olympic-training centre A Schwirtz, A. Neubert, B. Stapelfeldt, M. Hillkbrecht, A. Gollhofer, L. Schweizer, U. Wiedmann, M. Buhrle. Testing and training for top Norwegian athletes P. E. Refsnes. Science in elite sport J. Escoda. Sport psychology research and consulting with elite athletes and coaches J. L. Hanin. Personality, performance and role conflict in elite sport G. Breivik. Physiotherapy in sports: theoretical backgrounds and practical consequences J. Cabri and J. Gomes-Pereira. Sports medicine in the European Union in consideration with the situation in Austria P. Baumgartl. Index of authors. Index of keywords.