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Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers (2016)
Journal Article
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 566-

We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed the efficacy of blood lactate thresholds (LTs) and economy in predicting futu... Read More about Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers.

A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape (2023)
Journal Article
Martindale, R., Fountain, H., Andronikos, G., English, C., Dugdale, J. H., & Ferrier, S. (2023). A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape. Psychology of Sport and Exer

Parents are known to be important influencers in the talent development process but are often overlooked. Understanding the parent perspective may help National Governing Bodies and coaches improve their support for young talented athletes. This stud... Read More about A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape.

“I feel happy when I surf because it takes stress from my mind”: An Initial Exploration of Program Theory within Waves for Change Surf Therapy in Post-Conflict Liberia (2020)
Journal Article
Marshall, J., Ferrier, B., Ward, P., & Martindale, R. (2020). “I feel happy when I surf because it takes stress from my mind”: An Initial Exploration of Program Theory within Waves for Change Surf Therapy in Post-Conflict Liberia. Journal of Sport for

Surf therapy is a novel form of sport for development (SFD) intervention being utilized to support well-being within post-conflict settings. There is currently little research exploring surf therapy program theory in SFD contexts. Theoretical explora... Read More about “I feel happy when I surf because it takes stress from my mind”: An Initial Exploration of Program Theory within Waves for Change Surf Therapy in Post-Conflict Liberia.

The physiological demands of Gaelic football. (1995)
Journal Article
Florida-James, G., & Reilly, T. (1995). The physiological demands of Gaelic football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(1), 41-45. doi:10.1136/bjsm.29.1.41

Match-lay demands of Gaelic football and fitness profiles were assessed at club competitive level. English Gaelic football club championship players (n = 11) were assessed for anthropometry, leg strength and time to exhaustion on a treadmill run. A s... Read More about The physiological demands of Gaelic football..

Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective (2019)
Journal Article
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. J. (2019). Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective. Athens Journal of Sports, 6(4), 195-214. https://doi.org/10.30958/ajspo.6-4-2

Limited studies have investigated the experiences of athletes who did not "make it" to elite level. To target this research gap, this study accessed and investigated this hard to reach population in order to understand the development and transition... Read More about Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective.

Psychological factors and future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Ivarsson, A., Kilhage-Persson, A., Martindale, R., Priestley, D., Huijgen, B., Ardern, C., & McCall, A. (2020). Psychological factors and future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sp

Objectives: This systematic review had 3 key objectives: (1) to investigate whether psychological factors were associated with future football performance ( e.g., progression to professional football, better game statistics during the next season); (... Read More about Psychological factors and future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Talent development environments (2011)
Book Chapter
Martindale, R., & Mortimer, P. (2011). Talent development environments. In Performance Psychology (65-84). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-443-06734-1.00005-5

This chapter presents the theory and practice of the management/leadership/education balance which characterises effective Talent Development Environments (TDEs). It locks to the preceding chapters, and to later chapters on skill acquisition. Also it... Read More about Talent development environments.

Investigating the experience of outdoor and adventurous project work in an educational setting using a self-determination framework (2013)
Journal Article
Sproule, J., Martindale, R., Wang, J., Allison, P., Nash, C., & Gray, S. (2013). Investigating the experience of outdoor and adventurous project work in an educational setting using a self-determination framework. European Physical Education Review, 19(3)

The purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation to explore the use of outdoor and adventurous project work (PW) within an educational setting. Specifically, differences between the PW and normal academic school experiences we... Read More about Investigating the experience of outdoor and adventurous project work in an educational setting using a self-determination framework.

Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches (2012)
Journal Article
Martindale, R., & Nash, C. (2013). Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(8), 807-819. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.754924

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 coaching is poor. Given this apparent dilemma, this study investigated the percep... Read More about Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches.

Identifying talented track and field athletes: The impact of relative age effect on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation training camps (2016)
Journal Article
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

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, 1,334 selected athletes at U15 years (cadet) and U17 years (juvenile) wer... Read More about Identifying talented track and field athletes: The impact of relative age effect on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation training camps.

Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (2012)
Journal Article
Martindale, R. J., Collins, D., Douglas, C., & Whike, A. (2013). Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(1), 41-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.718443

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 that widespread evidence-based policy and practice is lacking. As such, it is... Read More about Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire.

Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future (2012)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.682079

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 identify an expert coach? Accordingly, this paper draws upon existing studies int... Read More about Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future.

Relative age effect: implications for effective practice (2015)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1093647

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 been identified in a variety of sports, both at youth and adult level, and... Read More about Relative age effect: implications for effective practice.

Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education (2015)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480215599298

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 approaches to learning, however ill-defined they may be. Connections between... Read More about Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education.

Psychological Skills Training (2012)
Book Chapter
Martindale, A., & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In J. Sproule (Ed.), IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science (264-277). Oxford University Press

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Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction (2019)
Journal Article
Li, C., Martindale, R., & Sun, Y. (2019). Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(18), 2057-2065. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1

Although the talent development environment and mental toughness are critical for athletes to realise their athletic potential, there is a dearth of literature on whether the talent development environment can enhance mental toughness among those ath... Read More about Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction.