SHAPE Research Seminar Series
Developing an evidence informed approach to athletic development in female soccer and Developing physical performance within a women's rugby environment
- From: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 1 pm
- To: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 2 pm
- Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Stacey Emmonds and Mr Omar Heyward, Leeds Beckett University, presents: Developing an evidence informed approach to athletic development in female soccer and Developing physical performance within a women's rugby environment.
Abstract for Stacey Emmonds
In recent years there has been an exponential rise in the professionalism and success of female sport, particularly soccer. Practitioners (e.g., sport science professionals) aim to apply evidence-informed approaches to optimise athlete performance and wellbeing. Evidence-informed practices should be derived from research literature. Given the lack of research on elite female athletes this is challenging at present. This presentation will explore some of the current challenges of leading an evidence informed practice in girls and women's soccer, explore the current evidence base and how this is being used to inform practice, as well as discussing some of the strategies in place to improve our knowledge and understanding of athletic development in girls and women's soccer.
Abstract for Omar Hayward
Women’s sport has recently been increasing in professionalism, funding opportunities and media attention. Despite this, the body of literature on female-specific sports performance is still lacking. This presentation will explore physical performance development within a women’s rugby environment. The current landscape of holistic preparation practices will be discussed. Furthermore, unique challenges for practitioners in women’s sport will be covered, including the menstrual cycle with respect to sports performance.
This seminar is hosted by Kirsty Elliott-Sale
For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale.