The Challenges of Collaborative Working: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

‘Evidence-based practice’, ‘applied sport science’ and ‘bridging the gap’: notions that frequent academic publications, underpin practice models and theme conference presentations. Conceptually similar, these terms both highlight and redress the estrangement between research and practice. No more apparent is this than within the field of Strength and Conditioning (S&C), where practices and methods are often developed by practitioners within clubs and organisations out of necessity that are later investigated and published within academia.