4 Tips for Keeping up with Sport Science Research

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  • Mike Young
    Mike Young on #16886

    “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self” – Aldous Huxley If you’re going to get better as a coach you need to commit yourself to continuing education. This can come in the form of mentorships; reading coaching and sport science research articles; attending clinics, symposiums, or coaches schools; forming think-tanks with other coach

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    Jay Turner on #99923

    Very good blog Mike.

    Even as a high school coach, I do everything I can to stay current on as many topics as I can. Sometimes however, this is very difficult because of the vast amount of articles out there. As a coach with no certifications or “official” educational knowledge, as you said oftentimes these articles leave you wondering where to start.

    As far as attending symposiums and sport science annual meetings, I think a great idea for this site would be for you to start a read only forum listing any and all dates for said meetings and symposiums. This way, even the non-elite coaches like myself will know where to find these things.

    Ward on #99925

    I agree 100%! In addition to a list of symposiums, I’d love a list of the best journals and literature that people are reading. I currently read Track Coach, New Studies in Athletics, and The Sport Psychologist. I’d love to add to my collection, but as a HS teacher/coach, don’t want to subscribe unless it is quality. Made that mistake this past year and dropped the Sport Psychologist for another one and received very poorly written material. Have gone back to the Sport Pschologist and it’s like a breath of fresh air. Please comment or add to the list of the best periodicals.

    Thanks for all the blogging. I check daily for great points.

    Erik Tan on #100103

    It’s actually quite hard to keep up with all the research out there. I try to keep up to date by reading blogs (elitetrack, Vern’s, Mike Boyle’s etc), JSCR, JSC and at least once or twice a month will scan the OVID database (which i hv access to) and look for any new stuff.
    And I’m happy that forum such as this is available to us to update our knowledge!

    Mike Young
    Mike Young on #100247

    I read Track Coach, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning however I feel the quality of content has declined rapidly over the past 2-3 years.

    Off the top of my head my faves are New Studies in Athletics (although it’s published so infrequently and often with an event theme that they are often of little interest), Sports Biomechanics, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, International Journal of Exercise Science and Journal of Exercise Physiology.

    Pubmed is probably the most widely accepted place to find journal abstracts.

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    Mccabe on #117162

    https://www.isbs.org/ has a fair few decent shorter papers. You have to sift through to find the good stuff though, its accessible to all however.

    Librarivore on #117166

    https://www.isbs.org/ has a fair few decent shorter papers. You have to sift through to find the good stuff though, its accessible to all however.

    Thanks, Callam! That one goes in my ‘porn’ bookmarks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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