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Dans cet article, l’autrice principale et son co-auteur masculin nous apprennent sur la base d’une analyse objective de données réelles des activités scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Médecine du sport que le sexe féminin est largement sous représenté dans tous les domaines investigués (orateur invité au congrès, conférencier, premier auteur d’article de la revue, éditorialiste, vainqueur du prix scientifique principal et de celui réservé aux jeunes). Les chiffres mentionnés sont clairs, peu surprenant, et remarque masculine, présentés de manière indiscutable et objective, sans aucune polémique.
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Fatigue is a frequent complaint, felt by the adolescent athlete or expressed by his or her sporting, family or school environment. The factors of this fatigue are multiple and require a holistic analysis of the situation. On the basis of the described psychological and situational factors, we will provide practical recommendations to support the adolescent athlete. We will discuss recovery, organisation and prevention strategies. These recommendations can provide the foundation for treatment in a multidisciplinary way.
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Parents play a crucial role in the successful development and socialization of their children who are participating in Swiss sport [1]. They carry responsibility for the well-being of their protégés, take on many duties in the sporting environment and also provide support when the pressures of sport demands and requirements become intolerable for their child. These challenges seem to be particularly high when a performance peak is reached at young age and early in a career.
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It is now recognized that psychological variables influence the treatment adherence, the athlete’s rehabilitation and return to sport. Among the influencing factors, several elements specific to the athlete and the situation are decisive, but it is above all the attitude and the evaluation of one’s own injury situation that will influence the way in which the athlete will engage in the healing process.
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Mental health (MH) does not only mean the mere absence of psychiatric disorders but also the presence of well-being. Competitive athletes are exposed to risk factors for poor MH specific to the competitive sport context. One such risk factor are athletic career transitions, whereby the junior-to-senior-level transition (JST) is considered one of the most difficult of within career transitions.
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The early and long-term development of promising young athletes is a decisive factor in being internationally competitive in top-level sports. Among the multitude of talent criteria suggested in the literature, motivation plays a prominent role in the area of psychological characteristics. It is recognised in practice and research as a relevant criterion for performance development across all sports.
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The right balance between stress and recovery is important to improve an athlete’s performance (e.g., super compensation) and prevent overtraining and injuries. Although there are a number of objective (e.g., physiological or biochemical) indicators for the stress-recovery balance, they are outperformed by subjective indicators (i.e., self-reports on strain and recovery).
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