Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Olivares, P., Andronikos, G. & Martindale, R. (2017). Spanish Version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire for Sport: Cultural Adaptation and Initial Validation. PLoS ONE. 12(6)doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177721. ISSN 1932-6203
This study aimed to translate the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire into Spanish and provide an initial validation. A recommended methodology for translation and cu...
Morrison, A., McGrath, D. & Wallace, E. S. (in press). The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting. Journal of Sports Sciences. ISSN 0264-0414
The trajectory of the clubhead close to ball impact during the golf swing has previously been shown to be planar. However, the relationship between the plane orientation and t...
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P. & Babraj, J. A. (2016). Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health. , 1-7. doi:10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x. ISSN 1824-7490
The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females.
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Andronikos, G., Elumaro, A. I., Westbury, T. & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Relative age effect: implications for effective practice. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(12), 1124-1131. doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1093647. ISSN 0264-0414
Physical and psychological differences related to birthdate amongst athletes of the same selection year have been characterised as the “relative age effects” (RAEs). RAEs have...
Brown, H. E., Lafferty, M. E. & Triggs, C. (2015). In the face of adversity: Resiliency in winter sport athletes. Science and Sports. 30(5), 105-117. doi:10.1016/j.scispo.2014.09.006. ISSN 0765-1597
Objectives. — To explore winter sports athletes’ experiences of adversity within their sporting careers.
Methods. — Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with se...
Martindale, R. (2014). The Practice Session - Talent Development. In Practical Sports CoachingTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9781444176704
Talent identification and development is an important part of youth sports coaching and it is clear that coaches and significant others play an important role at every stage. ...
Pitkethly, A. & Lau, P. W. C. (2014). Investigating the association of self-regulation of learning with adolescent leisure-time physical activity. Journal of Sports Science., s89. doi:10.1080/02640414.2014.968400
Low levels of physical activity (PA) are associated
with numerous health problems, and although a
moderately active lifestyle can reduce these risks,
levels of adolescent PA r...
Nash, C. & Martindale, R. (2013). The Relevance of Sports Science Information to Coaches of Football and Rugby League. In Dawson, B., Drust, B. & Nunome, H. (Eds.). Science and Football VII, 391-. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415689915, 9780203131879
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Martindale, R. & Nash, C. (2013). Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(8), 807-819. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.754924. ISSN 0264-0414
While sport science can have significant and positive impact on coaches and athletes, there is still a general consensus that the transfer of sport science knowledge to coachi...
Nash, C., Martindale, R., Collins, D. & Martindale, A. (2012). Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(10), 985-994. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.682079. ISSN 0264-0414
Research into expertise is increasing across a number of domains pertinent to sport. Whilst this increase is particularly apparent in coaching, a key question is how to identi...
Triggs, C., Lafferty, M. E., Brown, H. E. & Tolley, H. L. (2011). Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 2(3), 183-195. doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.619046. ISSN 2152-0704
This article explains how a sport psychologist practitioner used
metaphors within song lyrics to broach the transition phase of retention
or release with elite young football ...
Laird, P. & Mcleod, K. (2008). Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men's karate. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 9(2), 171-187. doi:10.1080/24748668.2009.11868475. ISSN 1474-8185
The aim of this study was to determine frequencies of scoring techniques executed during a series of karate fights and whether there was a difference between the techniques us...
Laird, P. & Waters, L. (2008). Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 8(1), 76-84. ISSN 1474-8185
The current study is based on the works of Franks and Miller (1986) Eyewitness Testimony in Sport which measured coaches' observational accuracy from one half of an internatio...
Laird, P. & Lorimer, R. (2004). An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 4(1), 72-80. ISSN 1474-8185
The purpose of this study was to review some of the key statistics collected by the International Rugby Board (IRB) in their review of the game (2003) and to compare these fin...
Laird, P. & Sutherland, P. (2003). Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 3(1), 19-26. ISSN 1474-8185
The purpose of this study was to devise a suitable notational analysis system (video analysis combined with hand notation) to help coaches and players improve their performanc...