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A season long investigation into the effects of injury, match selection and training load on mental wellbeing in professional under 23 soccer players: A team case study

Published on Oct 21, 2019in European Journal of Sport Science2.376
路 DOI :10.1080/17461391.2019.1600586
Will Abbott3
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(University of Brighton),
Thomas E Brownlee2
Estimated H-index: 2
(LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)
+ 3 AuthorsTom Clifford7
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Abstract
AbstractThis study examined the influence of injury, match selection and training load on mental wellbeing (MW) in a squad of professional soccer players. Using a longitudinal design, twenty-five m...
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