The Recovery Umbrella in the World of Elite Sport: Do Not Forget the Coaching and Performance Staff

Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio and Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: and Huyghe, Thomas and Jukic, Igor and Cuzzolin, Francesco and Cos, Francesco and Marques-Jimenez, Diego and Milanovic, Luka and Sampaio, Jaime and Lopez-Laval, Isaac and Ostojic, Sergej M. and Jones, Margaret T. and Alcaraz, Pedro E. and Schelling, Xavi and Delextrat, Anne and Singh, Meeta and Charest, Jonathan and Freitas, Tomas T. and Ronda, Lorena Torres and Petway, Adam and Medina, Daniel and Tramullas, Antonio and Mielgo-Ayuso, Juan and Terrados, Nicolas and McLellan, Chris (2021) The Recovery Umbrella in the World of Elite Sport: Do Not Forget the Coaching and Performance Staff. Sports, 9 (12):169. pp. 1-10.

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In the field of sports science, the recovery umbrella is a trending topic, and even more so in the world of elite sports. This is evidenced by the significant increase in scientific publications during the last 10 years as teams look to find a competitive edge. Recovery is recognized to be an integral component to assist athlete preparation in the restoration of physical and psychological function, and subsequently, performance in elite team sports athletes. However, the importance of recovery in team staff members (sports coaches and performance staff) in elite sports appears to be a forgotten element. Given the unrelenting intense nature of daily tasks and responsibilities of team staff members, the elite sports environment can predispose coaches to increased susceptibility to psycho-socio physiological fatigue burden, and negatively affect health, wellbeing, and performance. Therefore, the aim of this opinion was to (1) develop an educational recovery resource for team staff members, (2) identify organizational task-specific fatigue indicators and barriers to recovery and self-care in team staff members, and (3) present recovery implementation strategies to assist team staff members in meeting their organizational functions. It is essential that we do not forget the coaching and performance staff in the recovery process.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 04:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 03:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatigue; Performance; Recovery; Staff
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110604 Sports Medicine
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280112 Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
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