How performance analysis of elite long jumping can inform representative training design through identification of key constraints on competitive behaviours

MCCOSKER, Chris, RENSHAW, Ian, GREENWOOD, Daniel, DAVIDS, Keith and GOSDEN, Edward (2019). How performance analysis of elite long jumping can inform representative training design through identification of key constraints on competitive behaviours. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9.

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Abstract

Analysing performance in competitive environments enables identification of key constraints which shape behaviours, supporting designs of more representative training and learning environments. In this study, competitive performance of 244 elite level jumpers (male and female) was analysed to identify the impact of candidate individual, environmental and task constraints on performance outcomes. Findings suggested that key constraints shaping behaviours in long jumping were related to: individuals (e.g. particularly intended performance goals of athletes and their impact on future jump performance); performance environments (e.g. strength and direction of wind) and tasks (e.g. requirement for front foot to be behind foul line at take-off board to avoid a foul jump). Results revealed the interconnectedness of competitive performance, highlighting that each jump should not be viewed as a behaviour in isolation, but rather as part of a complex system of connected performance events which contribute to achievement of competitive outcomes. These findings highlight the potential nature of the contribution of performance analysis in competitive performance contexts. They suggest how practitioners could design better training tasks, based on key ecological constraints of competition, to provide athletes with opportunities to explore and exploit functional intentions and movement solutions high in contextual specificity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 1746-1391; eissn 1536-7290 **History: published 07-01-2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, General Medicine
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2018.1564797
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 11:58
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 16:30
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23790

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