We seek information that has a scientific rationale and is of interest and benefit to practitioners in sport - coaches, physical educators, sports medicine practitioners and paramedical support staff, and, of course sport participants. We have scope for both scientific contributions based on research as well as ideas expressed by coaches and sports participants. To avoid the possibility of scientifically unsubstantiated ideas being accepted as fact, articles based on opinions and ideas must be indicated as such. However, such ideas are welcomed as part of the communication process between scientists and coaches and may stimulate the research required to address the issues raised. If your article is accepted, the compiler/editor will present your article in a suitable section.
The Coaches' Information Service is tailored to the needs of coaches and athletes. Thus, it is imperative that the materials presented are concise and written in a form and language that it is understandable and appealing to the target groups. This requires modification of the normal style of scientific writing and inclusion of visual and audio-visual materials wherever appropriate.
Do not submit articles, pictures, or video material that may not be free of copyright. If in doubt, seek permission.
If material presented is based on research rather than opinion, the information presented must be scientifically correct and methodologically sound. 'Coach friendly' is not an excuse to compromise science. However, personal opinion may be expressed within these types of articles if clearly identifiable to the reader.
It is a true challenge to 'have the best of both worlds', namely to present scientifically sound information in an appealing and understandable way. Tips on how this can be achieved may be derived by looking at papers/ presentations presently available on CIS. The 'top articles' (by number of hits) are a good starting point to learn about the style and content that is sought by readers.
We look forward to your involvement in helping coaches and sports participants.