Project Title: The Long-Term Athletic Development of School Sport Athletes
The long-term athletic development of today’s youths is currently a hot topic with recent consensus statements (Lloyd et al., 2016, J Strength Cond Res. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001387), Bergeron et al., 2015, Br J Sports Med. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094962) highlighting numerous challenges of developing the health and performance of youth athletes.
These challenges are related to training and competition load (e.g., Phibbs et al., 2018, Eur J Sport Sci. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1418026) wellbeing and recovery (e.g., Sawczuk et al., 2018, Pediatr Exerc Sci. doi: 10.1123/pes.2017-0190) alongside education and psycho-social development (e.g., Rongen, F., et al. 2018 Are youth sport talent identification and development systems necessary and healthy? Sports Med doi:10.1186/s40798-018-0135-2).
This PhD studentship provides the opportunity to explore the impact of strength and conditioning / sport science on the long-term athletic development of school sport athletes and help innovate and drive current and future practices.
The successful candidate will be embedded within Queen Ethelburga’s College providing Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science support to school athletes aged 13 to 18 years. The practical commitment will involve a maximum of 3 days of delivery per week (30 weeks per year) at the College whilst allowing the candidate to undertake innovative research on long-term athletic development.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals and the project with the Project Lead; Professor Kevin Till (K.Till@leedsbeckett.ac.uk).
***The Project is subject to external funding***
The studentship comes with:
A stipend of £15,009 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments)
UK/EU Fees paid for a period of three years
Vacancy website address https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/research/queen-ehtelburgas/
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