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PAB Newsletter #8 – Competitive anxiety: dealing with high-performance pressure

10 ways to unlock your potential Psychology is considered one of the key factors to achieve optimal performance and well-being in sports. If an elite sports athlete wants to achieve his optimal...

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ELPA Performance International Congress, 29 May 2021

Basketball performance is a complex multifactorial phenomenon, determined by numerous intrinsic and extrinsic factors. EuroLeague Players’ Association and ELPA Performance Advisory Board present...

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PAB Newsletter #7: Creatine for brain performance, a fuel beyond the muscle

Researched mainly for physical performance, but creatine may also provide cognitive benefits. Creatine is traditionally recognized as a safe and effective supplement for improving exercise...

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PAB Newsletter #6: More Data Does Not Guarantee Better Decisions

We live in a world where everything is connected and, as such, our decision-making processes rely on information that is extremely global, dynamic and affected by very different levels of dimensions,...

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – the athlete’s health and performance “Black Box”

Introduction During their sporting lives, athletes must face multiple difficulties and different kinds of stress, that can have consequences for their health and level of performance(1). When they...

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PAB Newsletter #4:“Pre-formance”-360° individual preparation for basketball practice and game

Introduction One of the most important aspects of a player’s daily life and is the preparation for practice and game, where players are expected to give their best every single time. The...

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