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1) Performance enhancement
A core service that NYSI provides is long term athlete development which will enhance the performance of junior athletes in schools. This development is generally overseen and nurtured by the coach. To perform this role, the coach will require skills in varied domains, for example, tactical/technical, physiological, psychological and social development. Hence research or projects in the area of performance enhancement will have the ability to broadly impact youth coaches and athletes. 

Research priorities in this area include:
  • Coaching processes and models
  • Skill acquisition
  • New training methodologies
  • Recovery modalities
  • Talent identification and development
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Psychological interventions
  • Sports science education
  • Establishing evidence-based research for long term athlete development

2) Injury management
There is little research on injury prevention and management of junior athletes and most available information is anecdotal or descriptive. Hence injury prevention and improvement of treatment modalities are important to youth coaching and training.  Therefore the aim of this focus area is to establish contemporary effective injury prevention and management practices to enhance performance by reducing disruptions to training and competition.

Research priorities in this area include:
  • Prediction and prevention of injuries
  • Rehabilitation and management of injuries focus areas discussed below will provide a broad direction for applied research in NYSI.

3) Technology development
The development and application of technology including hardware and software to support training and performance has become an integral component in sports science and coaching.

Research priorities in this area include:
  • Performance analysis in training and competition
  • Use of technology to provide feedback for skill acquisition
  • Development of devices and equipment

PUBLICATIONS

  • Nagahara, R., Amini, E., Marcon, K. C. C., Chen, P. W., Chua J., Eiberger, J., Futalan, N. J. C., Lye, J., Pantovic, M. M., Starczewski, M., Sudsa-ard, K., Sumartiningsih, S., Wang, C. Y., William, T. B., Kasujja, T., & Gujar T. A. (2019). Influence of the Intention to Lean the Body Forward on Kinematics and Kinetics of Sprinting for Active Adults. Sports, 7(6), 133.

  • Lee, M., & Mukherjee, S. (2019). Relationship of Training Load with High-intensity Running in Professional Soccer Players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(5), 336-343. doi:10.1055/a-0855-3843

  • Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y., Choong, G., & Chia, M. (2019). Effects of a Short Daytime Nap on Shooting and Sprint Performance in High-Level Adolescents Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14(1), 76-82.

  • Wee, J.F., Lum, D., Lee, M., Roman, Q., Ee., I & Suppiah, H. T., (2019). Validity and reliability of portable gym devices and an iPhone app to measure vertical jump performance. Sport Performance Science Reports, 36

  • He, Q, & Suppiah, H. T. (2019). Daylight Savings Time Transitions on Football Injuries and Key Performance Indicators in the Bundesliga: A Web-Scraping Approach. Sport Performance Science Reports, 38

  • Ihsan, M., Yeo, V., Tan, F., Joseph, R., Lee, M., & Aziz, A. R. (2018). Running Demands and Activity Profile of the New Four-Quarter Match Format in Men's Field Hockey. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000002699

  • Ng, E. L., Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y., Lee, J. K. W., Chia, M. Y. H, & Wee, J. F. (2018, July). Fluid Balance and Hydration Practices of High-Performance Singaporean Youth Athletes. Paper presented at International Conference for Adaptations and Nutrition in Sports, Chonburi, Thailand.


  • Goh, W. X., Lim, B. H., Wylde, M. J., Macnaughton, M., Chow, J. Y., & Lee, M. J. (2018). Pre-movement and during-movement visual search behaviours vary depending on expertise and anxiety levels in ten-pin bowling. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-11.


  • Li, C., Wu, Y., Wang, X., Tang, M., & Suppiah, H. T. (2017). Sleep characteristics of elite blind soccer players in China. Biological Rhythm Research, 48(1), 57-64.


  • Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y., Choong, G. C. W., & Chia, M. (2016). Restricted and unrestricted sleep schedules of Asian adolescent, high-level student athletes: effects on sleep durations, marksmanship and cognitive performance. Biological Rhythm Research, 47(4), 505-518.


  • Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y. & Chia, M. (2016). Effects of sport-specific training intensity on sleep patterns and psychomotor performance in adolescent athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science, 28(4), 588-595.


  • Yong, L. C., Wylde, M. J., Choong, G. C., & Lim-Prasad, D. (2015). Activity profiles in adolescent netball: A combination of global positioning system technology and time-motion analysis.


  • Wylde, M. J., & Yong, L. C. (2015). Time-motion and heart-rate characteristics of adolescent female foil fencers.


  • Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y., & Chia, M. (2015). Detecting and developing youth athlete potential: different strokes for different folks are warranted. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(13), 878-882.


  • Suppiah, H. T., Low, C. Y., & Chia, M. (2015). Effects of sports training on sleep characteristics of Asian adolescent athletes. Biological Rhythm Research, 46(4), 523-536.


  • Wylde, M., Low, C. Y., Aziz, A. R., Mukherjee, S., & Chia, M. (2014). Application of GPS technology to create activity profiles of youth international field hockey players in competitive match-play.

  • Lim, H. B., Karageorghis, C. I., Romer, L. M., & Bishop, D. T. (2014). Psychophysiological effects of synchronous versus asynchronous music during cycling.


  • Aziz, A. R., Chia, M. Y. H., Low, C. Y., Slater, G. J., Png, W., & Teh, K. C. (2012). Conducting an acute intense interval exercise session during the Ramadan fasting month: what is the optimal time of the day?. Chronobiology International, 29(8), 1139-1150.