Research in the field of elite sport performance calls for all studies related to the different strategies undertaken by the main actors of a local and/or national sport movement aiming at achieving success in professional and/or international sport. Those actors are:
- At a macro-level, the government, ministry of youth and sports, ministry of education, National Olympic Committee or any related national governing body involved in setting up a national elite sport policy.
- At a meso-level, the national federations, local authorities, clubs, schools and universities.
- At a micro-level, coaches, medical staff and athletes.
Because of the involvement of these different actors, the study of elite sport performance encompasses, assembles and coordinates several sport sciences sub-academic fields:
- Sport history, sport sociology, sport policy and politics will help us understand the macro-level policies.
- Sport economy and sport management will help us understand the strategies undertaken at a meso-level
- At a micro-level, sport psychology, sport coaching and sports physiology will study the concepts related to the performance of the final appliers of the elite sport policy: the coaches and the athletes.
Any person willing to undertake research in this matter can contact Dr.Nadim Nassif (firstname.lastname@example.org), in charge of the elite sport performance thematic in the International Society of Sport Sciences in the Arab World.
- Nadim Nassif (email@example.com), Academic Advisor of the Physical Education and Sports Major in Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon
- Professor Wladimir Andreff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Emeritus Professor at the University Pars 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, President of the Scientific Council of the Observatory of Sports Economy, French Ministry of Sports.
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