Calls for Papers


CALL FOR PAPERS - APPLIED/ SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

The ITF is calling for the submission of abstracts to be presented at The BNP Paribas ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference to be held in Port Ghalib, Egypt from 20 November – 24 November 2011. Selected abstracts will be accepted for either workshop presentations or for poster presentations. Poster presentations can be either electronic or traditional display format. Preference will be given to original works that have not been presented elsewhere.

The conference will deal with issues related to professional tennis coaching, applied sport science for top coaching, high-level player development and coaches' education across four age groups: 10 and under (Building phase), 11-14 years (Development phase), 15-18 years (Junior phase) and 19-23 years (Transition to Professional Phase).

Abstract submissions should, where possible, adhere to one specific phase, or span all of the above phases of "Long-term Development of a High Performance Player".

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS: The duration of each workshop presentation will be either 20 or 30 minutes maximum including time for questions. You will be notified of the duration of your presentation, either 20 or 30 minutes, once your proposal is accepted.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: The contributions will be displayed on site as either electronic digital displays, or traditional hard copy poster format.

Abstracts should encompass different areas of sport science as applied to tennis: Psychology, Methodology and Training Systems, Sports Medicine and Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics and Technical Analysis, Physical Conditioning, Working with Disabled players, Tactics and Match Charting.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT: The proceedings will be available on the internet and as a CD, and will include all the abstracts presented at the Conference. For the preparation of the manuscript please adhere to the instructions below:

Language: Manuscripts should be in English. Length: Size of the box provided in the abstract form below (inclusive of any diagrams and/or photos). Page size: A4 (210 × 297 mm). Text: Fully (left and right) justified. Text Font: Arial, 10 pt. Spacing: Single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. Title of the paper: In bold, centred, font size 12 pt. In capitals only the first word, rest of the title in lower case.

Authors’ names and affiliations: Font size 10 pt., not bold, centred and should conform to the following style: Miguel Crespo1 and Alberto Riba2 1International Tennis Federation, Roehampton, UK 2 Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Barcelona, Spain

Structure: Abstracts should have the following structure as far as possible: Introduction (rationale for the research and citing the primary literature sources); Methods (research design, data collection and analysis); Results and Discussion (results and comparison with other research), Conclusion (implications and applications of the work) and References.

References: Font size 8 pt., listed alphabetically and should conform to the following style (do not leave blank lines between references). A maximum of 5 references is suggested:

Elliott, B. & Marsh, T. (1990). The forehand approach in tennis. Sports Coach, October-December, 11-15. Elliott, B. (1989). Biomechanics of tennis. In C. Vaugham (Ed.). Biomechanics of Sport (pp.264-285). London: CRC Press.

Note: Please conform strictly to the instructions, as this will help the editors produce the highest quality of proceedings.

SUBMISSION: Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the official abstract submission web page of The BNP Paribas ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference. The online submission will require authors to complete details with regard to the “Assignment of Copyright” and the General Submission Details. Submission deadline is 15th July 2011.

REFEREEING AND EDITING: Refereeing will take place and will assess both academic quality and also the standard of English. Authors will be informed of their acceptance or otherwise. If modification is deemed necessary, final submission of revised abstracts must be made by 30th July 2011.

REGISTRATION: Presenters need to register as a delegate to present. No abstracts will be included if they are not presented on-site. Only one presenter per paper will be accepted at the Conference. Please download the "Model of the official abstract for The BNP Paribas ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference" from below.

Model of the official abstract form of The BNP Paribas ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference, Egypt

The title of the paper is in bold, centred, font size 12 pt. In capitals only the first word, the rest of the title goes in lower case.

The authors’ names and affiliations are written in font size 10 pt., not bold, centred and should conform to the following style: Miguel Crespo1 and Alberto Riba2

1International Tennis Federation, Roehampton, UK

2 Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Barcelona, Spain

Introduction

Rationale for the research and citing the primary literature sources. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections.

Methods

Research design, data collection and analysis. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The size of the abstract is the space of the box.

Results and Discussion

Results and comparison with other research. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The size of the abstract is the space of the box.

Conclusion

Implications and applications of the work. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The text goes fully (left and right) justified with the text font: Arial, 10 pt. With single line spacing and 0 pt spacing before and after paragraphs, but 1 line before and after sections. The size of the abstract is the space of the box.

References.

Font size 8 pt., listed alphabetically and should conform to the following style (do not leave blank lines between references). A maximum of 5 references is suggested. Balaguer, I., Duda, J.L. & Crespo, M. (1999). Motivational climate and goal orientations as predictors of perceptions of improvement, satisfaction and coach ratings among tennis players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 9: 381-388.

Elliott, B. (1989). Biomechanics of tennis. In C. Vaugham (Ed.). Biomechanics of Sport (pp.264-285). London: CRC Press. Tilden, W.T..(1968). How to play better tennis. NY: Cornerstone Library.

General Submission Details

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Title of Paper:
Presenter(s) Name(s)

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Subject Area (Area of Sport Science applied)
Preferred method of presentation if possible

 

Abstract (40 words maximum)

 

 

Key Words (5 Maximum)

 

 

Introduction 100 words maximum (rationale for the research and citing the primary literature sources)

 

 

Methods 100 words maximum (research design, data collection and analysis)

 

 

Results and Discussion 100 words maximum (results and comparison with other research)

 

 

Conclusion 100 words maximum (implications and applications of the work)

 

 

References (5 Maximum)

 



As part of your submission of a paper to the BNP Paribas ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference and publication in the Conference Proceedings and the ITF websites, as presenter you declare to ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd (ITF) that your paper contains no libellous, defamatory, obscene, privileged or improper material, and that it is an original work and is in no way whatever a violation of any existing copyright. You will indemnify the ITF against any loss or damage occasioned to them in consequence of any breach of warranty.

The Workshop Proceedings will be published as copyright of ITF. Your acknowledgement to this letter of agreement therefore includes an assignment of copyright in favour of ITF. Although they will own the copyright of your contribution, you are free to publish similar (but not identical) material elsewhere, provided you acknowledge the Workshop Proceedings as the original place of publication. 

Please clearly identify all illustrations or tables forming part of your contribution in which you do not own copyright, and in each case obtain from the copyright owner permission to reproduce and publish their material in any form throughout the world for the duration of copyright.

(Please note that no abstract will be accepted with the as assignment of copyright properly completed.)


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