Oceania Highlights
Issue 7 2016
High Performance

Oceania Highlights: The High Performance Issue

(The unveiling of High Performance Sport PNG's new logo)

15 July 2016

Hello Oceania Sports Community,

Welcome to the seventh issue of Oceania Highlights with selected articles on high performance.

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High Performance

The High Performance Management Model: From Olympic and Professional to University Sport in the United States.
By: Smith, Jed; Smolianov, Peter,
Source: Sport Journal 2016,United States.
This exploratory study of the High Performance Model of Sport Management examines the model's origins and where these ideas were first applied in the sports industry. This review discusses the evolution of its use in high level sport, and the successes incurred in systems utilizing the model. The investigation discusses the recent spreading of the model throughout Olympic and professional sports organizations throughout the world, where High Performance concepts are being studied and implemented into professional sports franchises in the United States as well as American universities.

4 priorities for top performance
By: Krushell, Jeff,
Source: Coaches Plan/Plan du Coach Fall 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p10
world of sport or experienced high-performance veterans, the same four priorities should
apply to ensure they perform to the best of their abilities. These priorities are: rest and
recovery, nutrition, posture and movement. Let’s explore each in detail...

Unexpected-Disturbance Program for Rehabilitation of High-Performance Athletes
By :Jorg Teichmann(et al).
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation,2016
The Unexpected-Disturbance Program (UDP) promotes exercises in response to so-called involuntary short- to midlatency disturbances. Objective: This study investigated the effectiveness of the UDP in the last 6 week of rehabilitation. Design: Pre–post study with 2-tailed paired t tests for limited a priori comparisons to examine differences. Setting: National Sports Institute of Malaysia. Participants: 24 Malaysian national athletes.

Effect of Sport Education on the technical learning and motivational climate ofjunior high performance swimmers
By :Lourdes Meroño, Antonio Calderón, Peter A. Hastie
Source: RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte
Issue 44 - April – 2016, Pages:182-198
This study sought to examine the effect of a Sport Education season on the technical learning of four swimming strokes and the perceived motivational climate. Twenty-two young swimmers from a sport club participated in 16 training sessions organized around the key principles of Sport Education. Experts assessed technical learning from video analysis, and the swimmers and their coaches also completed self-assessments. Motivational climate was analysed through the Perceived Motivational Climate in Sport Questionnaire-2 (PMCSQ-2). The results indicated that regardless of performance level (sampling or specializing) and gender, the swimmers significantly improved their technical learning from pre-test to post-test.

Mastering Coaching: Practical insights for developing high performance
By: Max Landsberg
Source: International Coaching Psychology Review l Vol. 11 No. 1 March 2016
The subtitle for Mastering Coaching is ‘Practical insights for developing high performance’, and the author recommends it primarily for those who have been applying ‘the core skills’ of coaching for some years.

Culture Change in a Professional Sports Team: Shaping Environmental Contextsand Regulating Power
By: Cruickshank, Andrew; Collins, Dave; Minten, Sue
Source: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching Jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p271
Although high performing cultures are crucial for the enduring success of professional sport performance teams, theoretical and practical understanding of how they are established and sustained is lacking. To develop knowledge in this area, a case study was undertaken to examine the key mechanisms and processes of a successful culture change programme at English Rugby Union’s Leeds Carnegie.

High performance athletes’ education: value, challenges and opportunities
By: George  Pavlidis,  DIimitrs Gargalianoa
Source: Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES), 14(2), Art 44, pp.293 - 300, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the value of education for High Performance Athletes, the challenges they face when they try to combine a career in sport with education and the opportunities available to educate themselves. The Socio-Ecological Model was applied to contextualize factors that inhibit their effort to get an education. It was found that such factors could be at individual, interpersonal, institutional and community levels, as well as state policies. However, the literature supports the argument that as life extends beyond a sporting career High Performance Athletes need to understand the value of education and by implementing a dual career strategy prepare themselves for the challenges of life when sport cannot be practised any more.

By: Marius Baranauskas (et al).
Source: Education. Physical Training. Sport . 2014, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p16-25. 10p.
Rowing and canoeing-kayaking are some of the leading sports in Lithuania, and athletes have achieved victories in European and world championships. In order to effectively manage the preparation of Lithuanian elite rowers, canoeists and kayakers, research in their nutrition status is important, relevant and necessary. Hypothesis: dietary intake of rowers and canoeists-kayakers comply with nutrition requirements.

Working Fast and Working Slow: The Benefits of Embedding Research in High-Performance Sport
By: Coutts, Aaron J.
Source:  International Journal of Sports Physiology & Performance Jan2016, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1
During the relatively short life of our journal, there has been a significant rise in the quantum of research conducted with true high-performance athletes. It is pleasing that many authors have decided that 1JSPP is a suitable platform on which to showcase these applied studies. While it has traditionally been a difficult task for researchers to gain access to elite sporting populations to conduct their studies, many of the recent studies have arisen from mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and elite sport. In this editorial, I present a conceptual model (Figure 1, on the following page) that highlights the benefits of embedding applied-research programs in high-performance sport.

The impact of perfectionism traits on motivation in high-performance soccer athletes
By :Pestillo de Oliveira (et al) .
Source: Journal of Kineanthropometry & Human Performance 2015, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p601
This study investigated the impact of performance traits on self-determined
motivation in high-performance soccer athletes.

Understanding how High Performance Women Athletes Experience the Coach-Athlete Relationship
By: Norman, Leanne; Jamie French
Source: International Journal of Coaching Science Jan2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p3
The purpose of this paper is to explore how high performance women athletes in the UK experience the coach-athlete relationship. The aim of the study, conducted from a grounded theory perspective, was to explore how coaching and coaches can influence women’s participation in sport.

The hurt business - The harsh realities of high-performance sport
By :Morton, James; Roberts, Claire-Marie
Source: Sport & Exercise Scientist Winter2013, Issue 38, p28
Most sport and exercise scientists at some point in their career will find themselves engaged in the promotion of physical activity and sport as a universal remedy for many health problems. As thereis a great deal of sport and exercise scientists who enter the field because of their love of sport, that message is likely to be one of genuine conviction. However, how often do we take time to consider the true relationship between sport and health?

Next month's issue will be on high performance nutrition.

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