Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Identifying talented track and field athletes: The impact of relative age effect on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation training camps. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(22), (2172-2178). doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1260151. ISSN 0264-0414
This study examined the impact of relative age effect (RAE) on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation (RFEA) training camps (TC) between 2006 and 2013. Overall...
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...
Allison, P., Gray, S., Sproule, J., Nash, C., Martindale, R. & Wang, J. (2015). Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education. Improving Schools. 18(3), 207-220. doi:10.1177/1365480215599298. ISSN 1365-4802
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary a...
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. ...
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
No abstract available.
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...
Martindale, A. & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In Sproule, J. (Ed.). IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science, 264-277. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-912969-0
Martindale, R. J., Collins, D., Douglas, C. & Whike, A. (2012). Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(1), 41-47. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.718443. ISSN 0264-0414
It is clear that high class expertise and effective practice exists within many talent development environments across the world. However, there is also a general consensus th...
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...
Martindale, R. & Mortimer, P. (2011). Talent development environments: key considerations for effective practice. In Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's GuideElsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-443-06734-1.00005-5. ISBN 978-0-443-06734-1
This chapter presents the theory and practice of the management/leadership/education balance which characterises effective Talent Development Environments (TDEs). It locks to ...
Abbott, A., Collins, D. & Martindale, R. (2002). Talent identification: How Not to Do It!! Current 'World Best' Practice?. Journal of Sports Sciences. 21(4), 255-256. ISSN 0264-0414
Abbott, A., Collins, D., Sowerby, K. & Martindale, R. (2007). Developing the Potential of Young People in Sport: A Report for Sportscotland by the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Sport Scotland
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Fountain, H. E. An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes. (Thesis)
Psychological resilience has been described as a multidimensional, context specific concept, and has been defined in numerous ways that attempt to encapsulate the process by w...
English, C. V. A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment. (Thesis)
It may be argued that there are fewer sporting environments where politics and sport are so intertwined, however having undergone significant socio-political changes and devel...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...