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Code Science Field Subfield
5.10.00  Social sciences  Sport   

Code Science Field
5.03  Social Sciences  Educational sciences 
The theory of performance and athlete conditioning systems, transformation processes, training control, biomechanics, expert modelling, dimensions of athletes' biopsychosocial status, expert systems
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Researchers (22)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  29344  PhD Mitja Bračič  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  108 
2.  06161  PhD Stojan Burnik  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  497 
3.  04954  PhD Milan Čoh  Social sciences  Principal Researcher  2009 - 2013  876 
4.  04955  PhD Ivan Čuk  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  1,037 
5.  18705  PhD Edvin Dervišević  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  417 
6.  02739  PhD Branko Dežman  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  648 
7.  13752  PhD Mojca Doupona  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  634 
8.  14970  PhD Frane Erčulj  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  582 
9.  12289  PhD Aleš Filipčič  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  319 
10.  25596  PhD Vedran Hadžić  Medical sciences  Technician  2011 - 2013  755 
11.  08395  PhD Bojan Jošt  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  429 
12.  24379  PhD Tanja Kajtna  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  611 
13.  04111  PhD Otmar Kugovnik  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  283 
14.  26567  PhD Simon Ličen  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2009 - 2010  95 
15.  19815  PhD Primož Pori  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  580 
16.  11028  PhD Janez Pustovrh  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  358 
17.  20755  PhD Matej Supej  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  331 
18.  06220  PhD Branko Škof  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  646 
19.  07861  PhD Jože Štihec  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  775 
20.  22502  PhD Goran Vučković  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  343 
21.  05352  PhD Bojana Žvan  Medical sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  778 
22.  03465  PhD Milan Žvan  Social sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2013  638 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  73,881 
2.  0587  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport  Ljubljana  1627040  18,534 
The substance of the research programme is based on the theory of performance and athlete conditioning systems. This theory has been studied within several scientific disciplines (system analysis and cybernetics, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, motorology, ecology, medicine etc.). The core subject in the study of the theory of performance and athlete conditioning systems focuses on establishing the model factors of athletes' performance (substantive and formal-logical system references, dimensional and positional configurations, the validity of the performance models, possibilities and conditions for their transformation, transformation process management). The substantive and theoretical hypothesis of the research programme is reflected through model facts which define the sphere of athletes' competitive and potential performance as well as the modelling of transformation processes whose methodological core is based on a systemic-cybernetic approach providing the rationale of modern sports science. The increasingly stiff competition seen in modern sport requires ever more intensive scientific and research work in the fields of the introduction and use of new methods and technologies enabling the optimal objective planning, applying and controlling of the training process. The research programme consists of the following thematic modules: - Study of the partial potential and competitive performance of athletes or sport teams in selected sports. - Formation of new methods for guidance, selection and specialisation in individual sports as well as studying their efficiency and applicability. - Study of the area of basic and special motor abilities as well as their relationships with other sub-areas of athletes' psychosomatic status in selected sports. - Development of kinematic and dynamic procedures for objectively evaluating the parameters of specific movement structures in individual sports. - Study of the functional, structural and tactical characteristics of individual sports. - Study of the efficacy of various programmes and methods in motor and tactical learning. - Study of the efficacy of methods, means and programmes designed for developing selected basic, special-motor and functional abilities from the aspect of optimising transformation procedures. - Introduction and adaptation of new research technologies and the study of their efficacy in predicting athletes' results. - Computer application of the SMMS programme for the longitudinal monitoring of athletes' measurement results. - Upgrading of the methodology and technology applied to the study of external and internal loading of athletes in polystructural sports by means of optical vision. - Development and application of new transformation procedures which will be based on the results of scientific and research work.
Significance for science
Program group will contribute to the development of sports science in the field of sports training, sports biomechanics, sports medicine, motor control and learning, expert modeling, new diagnostic procedures and technologies. With sports science we can continue with the trend of development of the sport in all its forms. The group will develop mainly applied research that will be associated with problem solving technology and methodology training processes and more efficient methods and tools from the perspective of humanization of work in sport. The research group will take place in the research environment of the Institute of Kinesiology and Sports Institute of the Faculty of Sport in laboratories that meet the highest international standards of technology and research. The work was carried out in an interdisciplinary cooperation with some home and foreign institutions (Jozef Stefan Institute, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Mid Sweden University, Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre and Oestersund, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, University of Middlesex , Faculty of Kinesiology Zagreb and Faculty of Kinesiology Split). We are opening a whole new field of research of movement in relation with the optimization and energy consumption, objective definition of movement patterns in sport, the load of the central nervous system in terms of physical effort, optimizing the use of prosthetic devices in sports, physical activities of man (running) depending on the physiological and metabolic process.
Significance for the country
Today sport activity plays important component of human life. Sport has an increasingly important economic, tourism, and health promotion role. Slovenian athletes are important ambassadors of the Slovenian state. Their results in the international arena have enormous power in shaping national identity (Doupona, Topic, 2010). It is important to the young children to start and to continue with sport activities. Without the cooperation of the economy there would not be such results in high performance and recreational sport. The share of the sport related economic products (services and products) is growing. Sports activities are becoming one of the most promising branches of the economic process in the future development of humanity. Therefore, the integration of program group in the economic and socio-economic development is one of its priorities. The effects of program group reserch will be: advisory work in the process of preparation of athletes, the quality of education at the undergraduate and postgraduate Bologna process, the development of new diagnostic methods and a training technologies, the development of sports products (ELAN - ski vibratory characteristics, ENSICO-didactic, sports equipment), the development and use of prosthetic resources in sport (ski PATELLAR prosthesis), sports and recreation programs that improve quality of life and the work efficiency, human health, construction of safe skiing polygons (snow park Rogla), the impact of wide skis on safety in alpine skiing, the use of methods of muscles and bones overload, ski jumpers expert system "Sport manager." Cooperation with international sport federations: FIG - International Gymnastics Federation (gymnastics development tools, measurement characteristics of the judgeing in real time, teaching materials in the FIG Academy, patented a device for measuring the speed and duration of springboard), FIBA - International Basketball Federation (tests for young basketball players).
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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