We want athletes and coaches to help us understand more about athlete injuries. This follows Research completed on behalf of England Athletics by Sheffield Hallam University Sports Industry Research Centre (SIRC) showing the impact of ‘injury’ on the sport of athletics and athlete retention.
We want to understand what happens across ALL ages and so would really like athletes who are under 16 to complete the survey with an adult.
The research is being conducted on our behalf by Sheffield Hallam University Sports Industry Research Centre.
We know that positive athlete development, progression to senior level and long term running ‘health’ depend on sustained training over a number of years. Athletes that are injured lose training time and may be more susceptible to further injury. So that we can improve the support we can offer our members we need to understand as well as possible how, when, where and what injuries occur. These surveys should help us understand the challenges of working with growing athletes in and around their peak growing times.
This is an exciting chance to help understand our sport in more depth, and contribute to the development of current and future generations of athletes and coaches. We need both Athletes’ and Coaches’ perspectives to give a clearer picture and would like as many of you as possible to complete the survey – it takes about 10 minutes – looking back over the last 12 months. The survey(s) is entirely confidential, unless you choose otherwise, and so we would encourage you to be as clear and open as possible.
We would also appreciate coaches and clubs encouraging their athletes to complete the athlete survey and would like to thank you in anticipation of your support.