Sport Science Resources (1971–)

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Sport Science Resources


SITE SUMMARY: On this page of the SportQuest Web site that is a source for sport information, note the Sports Science link leading to links to sites such as Andrew's Sport Science for Beginners, and Healthy Athlete. Note also the links to information on a variety of science-related sports topics, including techniques and skills, mental training, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, medicine, physical therapy, injury, drugs, and biomechanics. See in addition the Sports link to links for individual sports, and the Topics link that leads to other links under a Sports Science section (e.g., Sports Sciences and Physical Education Programs, General Fitness, and more). Links to other special categories include youth, the disabled, women, associations (national and international), magazines and e-zines, a directory of newsgroups and listservs (leading to a sports medicine listserv link), a bibliography, philosophy, and humanities.


  1. There are a variety of science-related aspects to sports, as revealed in the documents at the Sport Science Resources area of the SportQuest Web site; and at the Web sites The Physics of …, Sports at BioMedNet, Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Sport Science—A Peer Reviewed Journal Site for Sport Research (whose urls are cited in the Related Internet Sites section below). Visit the Sport Sciences Resources area of SportQuest and one or more of the Web sites cited above. Choose and read about two aspects of science; one that can be applied to sports in general, and one to a particular sport. Write two essays of one hundred to two hundred words on how these aspects of science apply to sports in general, and a sport that you choose, whether it is one that you play, one that you as a spectator like to follow via the media (e.g., TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, or news at Web sites), or one that you choose at random. (Note: If possible, quote a scientist.)
  2. Optional Activity: Chose a sport you like as a player or as a spectator, or one you select at random, and different from the ones you chose for Question/Activity no. 1 above. Think of and find something on your own about this sport that can be interpreted from a scientific point of view. Explain this aspect and its science connection. (Tip: To help support your idea, you can cite information and quotations by scientists that you find at any Web site cited in this book.)
  3. Click the Other Directories link in the general area of the Sport Science Resources Index of the SportQuest Web site. (Find as cited in the Related Internet Sites section below.) Select "all sports" from the pull-down menu, then type the word Science in one search box, and the word News in the other search box. Click go, then choose and click the link for an item that appears, then describe a sports science subject in the News. (Note: If possible, quote a scientist.) Extra Activities 1 and 2: Try to find and describe a science-related news item on a particular sport, then a news item on a particular science (e.g., sports medicine or sport nutrition). Extra Activity 3: Try to find and describe a science-related news item in the News areas of Sports Science—A Peer Reviewed Journal Site for Sport Research Web site. (Find as cited in the Related Internet Sites section below.)
  4. Click the Magazines and E-Zines link in the Sport Sciences Resources area of the SportQuest Web site. Choose a journal's link (e.g., to Science and Sports, Journal of Exercise Physiology, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Athlete Insight: The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, and The Journal of Excellence). Select an article from one of the chosen journal's issues, then state and describe the article's main point. Next, choose a general topic featured in a journal issue's article. Think of and write about something on a particular subject related to this general topic. (Note: If possible, quote a scientist.) Extra Activity: Look for articles at the Sport Science—A Peer Reviewed Site for Sport Research Web site. (Find as cited in the Related Internet Sites section below.) Apply the activities just above to these articles.


SportQuest Resources Index

Note links under General (e.g., to International Sport Information Centres, Other Directories), links under Special Interest (e.g., Olympics, women, the disabled, Sport Information Research Centre [SIRC] Highlights), the Search Your Way link (e.g., in the database or texts) for a particular sport, the link to a List of Sports (with links), and the link to Canadian Sports Categories.

Sport Science at the Exploratorium

This site has Questions and Answers, Ask Us Archives, and articles on sports, such as baseball, skateboarding, cycling, and hockey, with titles such as "That's the Way the Ball Bounces," "Hands Up" by a rock-climbing physicist, and "Going Up? Get Fit."

Sport Science: A Peer Reviewed Journal Site for Sport Research

This site takes a practical approach to the science of sports, featuring items from the current issue and issues of the recent past. Note links to News and Comment, Perspectives, Original Research, and Reviews. See also Tests/Technology, Train/Perform, and Statistics, plus Sports Medicine, Sports Nutrition, Research Resources, and Contents by Issue.

The Physics of …

Select the link for the first letter of a sport. Search the links under that letter to physics information on that sport, e.g., the Physics of Tennis and the Physics of Swimming.

Sports at BioMedNet

After free registration by educators, access is available to articles or abstracts of articles. A "quick site search" done by selecting Journals, BioMedNet, Research, Reviews, or Web sites from the pull-down menu, then by typing in the search box: Sports, Adolescent Sports, or Children's Sports (which includes adolescents), and clicking Go, brings links to article titles. Clicking a title link brings the article's full text or an abstract of the article. Research articles have included "Physiological Issues Surrounding the Performance of Adolescent Athletes" and "Sports Participation and Health Related Behaviors Among U.S. Youth." Some articles have only their abstracts online, but online purchase of articles is available.

Gatorade Sport Science Institute

Site visitors who are professionals in the areas of science, medicine, nutrition, and sports can find out information on sports science topics (e.g., young athletes, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports medical conditions, environmental conditions and training, dietary supplements, and more). See also the links to the Science of Gatorade Tour, Sports Science Exchange, and Gatorade Research with questions and answers.

SportQuest Recognized as the Best Sport Information Web Site

In this press release of October 27, 1997, features of the SportQuest database are provided, three Web-based recommendations of the SportQuest Web site are cited, and the existence of the database for more than twenty-five years is noted.