Associate Professor Stephen Cobley

BSc(Hons) [Loughborough University] MA [Queen's University, Canada] PhD [Leeds Metropolitan University, UK]
Associate Professor, Exercise &
Sport Science

C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 93519033

Website Motor Control & Skill Acquisition Research Group

Biographical details

Steve is an Associate Professor in motor control & skill acquisition as well as sport & exercise psychology in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

​Steve's primary research interests examine developmental factors that constrain learning, development, and performance across sport, educational, and workplace settings. Ass. Prof. Cobley is a member of the Motor Control & Skill Acquisition Research Group research team.

Teaching and supervision

Steve lectures across undergraduate (e.g., EXSS2025 - Motor Control & Skill Acquisition; EXSS3049 Sport & Exercise Psychology) and post-graduate courses (e.g., EXSS5050) associated with exercise and sports sciences, coaching & physical education. In terms of post-graduate supervision, alongside colleagues Steve is presently supervising honours, masters, and several PhD candidates.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Jockey and Rider Safety: A study of rider response capability to reduce catastrophic and serious injury risk in racing and equestrian falls. Lindsay NYLUND

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2015

  • A novel assessment of body temperature regulation in MS patients performing physical activity in the heat; Jay O, Barnett M, Hoang P, Davis S, Cobley S; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia/Incubator Grant.

2014

  • Improving individual quality and group submission within Sport Performance for The Research Exercise Framework; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Excellence Fellowship.

2010

  • An uneven playing field: Understanding relative age effects in sport; Cobley S; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Research Grant.

2009

  • Sounds Good: Can the mode of sound in the digital age improve feedback quality in the learning experience?; Cobley S; UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)/Research Grant.

2007

  • Leeds Met Movement: Developing a cross faculty group using motion capture beyond boundaries; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.
  • Relative age influences upon referral, diagnosis and treatment trends of secondary school pupils with specific learning difficulties; Cobley S; Canadian High Commission/Faculty Research Program.

2006

  • The acquisition of expertise in sport: An examination of training structure; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Excellence Fellowship.
  • Resilience and personal development in novice and intermediate level climbers: An examination of Junior and Development Team Members - Everest West Ridge 2006; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.

2005

  • Does exercising at work contribute to employees' self-reported mood and perceived job performance?; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.
  • Resilience among climbers: Preparing for Everest West Ridge 2006; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.

2004

  • The relationship between training structure and performance: An assessment of elite and amateur gymnastics; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.

2003

  • A pre-post assessment of risk perception in an outdoor activity program; Cobley S; Leeds Beckett University/Research Support.

Selected publications & creative works

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Edited Books

  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2017). Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J. (2012). Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Schorer, J., Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2017). Concluding, but definitely not conclusive, remarks on talent identification and development. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 466-476). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2017). Longitudinal studies of athlete development: Their importance, methods and future considerations. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 250-268). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Gullich, A., Cobley, S. (2017). On the efficacy of talent identification and talent development programmes. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 80-98). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2017). Talent identification and development in sport: An introduction. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 1-7). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S. (2016). Talent Identification and Development in Youth Sport. In Ken Green, Andy Smith (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport, (pp. 476-491). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Wattie, N., MacDonald, D., Cobley, S. (2015). Birthdate and Birthplace Effects on Expertise Attainment. In Joseph Baker, Damian Farrow (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise, (pp. 373-382). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Till, K., Morley, D., Cobley, S., Cupples, B., O'Connor, D. (2015). Talent Identification and Development. In Kevin Till, Ben Jones (Eds.), The Science of Sport: Rugby, (pp. 139-150). Marlborough: Crowood Press.
  • Rongen, F., Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Till, K. (2015). Talent identification and development: The impact on athlete health? In Joseph Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas (Eds.), Health and Elite Sport: Is high performance sport a healthy pursuit?, (pp. 33-51). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2015). Talent Identification, Development, and the Young Rugby Player. In Craig Twist, Paul Worsfold (Eds.), The Science of Rugby, (pp. 237-252). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2013). Outliers, talent codes, and myths. In Damian Farrow, Joseph Baker and Clare MacMahon (Eds.), Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and coaches put theory into practice, (pp. 13-29). Oxford: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Miller, P., Till, K., Mckenna, J. (2013). The good and the bad of youth sport today: What about the unforeseen ethical issues? In Stephen Harvey and Richard L Light (Eds.), Ethics in youth sport: Policy and pedagogical applications, (pp. 74-91). Oxon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2012). Identification and Development of Sport Talent: A brief introduction to a growing field of research and practice. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 1-10). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2012). Lessons Learned: The future of research in talent identification and development. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 166-173). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Till, K., Chapman, C., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C. (2012). Talent identification, selection and development in UK Junior Rugby League: An evolving process. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 106-118). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Mckenna, J., Allan, J., Cobley, S., Robinson, M. (2010). Resilience. In Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, John OHara (Eds.), Mountaineering: Training and Preparation, (pp. 233-245). Champaign, IL, United States: Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2008). Does practice make perfect? The role of training in developing the expert athlete. In D. Farrow, J. Baker, C. MacMahon (Eds.), Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice, (pp. 29-42). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Cobley, S. (2008). Expertise. In David Kirk, Carlton Cooke, Anne Flintoff, Jim Mckenna (Eds.), Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences, (pp. 111-114). London: Sage Publications.
  • Cobley, S. (2005). How did I perform? Using reflection to become analytic and strategic. In J. Baker, W. Sedgwick (Eds.), Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon, (pp. 75-82). USA: Fitness Information Technology Inc.
  • Deakin, J., Cobley, S. (2003). A Search for Deliberate Practice: An Examination of the Practice Environments in Figure Skating and Volleyball. In K.A Ericsson & J. Starkes (Eds.), Expert Performance in Sports Advances in Research on Sport Expertise, (pp. 115-136). Champaign, USA: Human Kinetics.

Journals

  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2019). Bivariate functional principal components analysis: considerations for use with multivariate movement signatures in sports biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics, 18(1), 10-27. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Harrison, A., Robinson, M., Vanrenterghem, J., Bargary, N., Smith, R., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Donnelly, C., Pataky, T. (2018). A force profile analysis comparison between functional data analysis, statistical parametric mapping and statistical non-parametric mapping in on-water single sculling. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(10), 1100-1105. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of relative age effects in female sport. Sports Medicine, article in press.
  • Rongen, F., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Till, K. (2018). Are youth sport talent identification and development systems necessary and healthy? Sports Medicine - Open, 4(18), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2018). Considerations for the use of functional principal components analysis in sports biomechanics: Examples from on-water rowing (forthcoming). Sports Biomechanics, Article in press, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cupples, B., O'Connor, D., Cobley, S. (2018). Distinct trajectories of athlete development: A retrospective analysis of professional rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(22), 2558-2566. [More Information]
  • Han, A., Fu, A., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2018). Effectiveness of exercise intervention on improving fundamental movement skills and motor coordination in overweight/obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(1), 89-102. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Morris, R., Emmonds, S., Jones, B., Cobley, S. (2018). Enhancing the evaluation and interpretation of fitness testing data within youth athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(5), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Cobley, S., Halaki, M. (2018). Estimation of repetitions to failure for monitoring resistance exercise intensity: Building a case for application. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(5), 1352-1359. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2018). How gender and boat-side affect shape characteristics of force-angle profiles in single sculling: Insights from functional data analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(5), 533-537. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Smith, R. (2018). Over 50 Years of Researching Force Profiles in Rowing: What Do We Know? Sports Medicine, 48(12), 2703-2714. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Davies, T., Ibel, D., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2018). Predictive ability of the medicine ball chest throw and vertical jump tests for determining muscular strength and power in adolescents. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 22(1), 79-87. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2018). Relative age effects across and within female sport contexts: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(6), 1451-1478. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The Effect of Training Loads on Performance Measures and Injury Characteristics in Rugby League Players: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(10), 1259-1272. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The Effect of Training Loads on Performance Measures and Injury Characteristics in Rugby League Players: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(10), 1259-1272. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Cobley, S., Chan, C., Pappas, E., Nicholson, L., Ward, R., Murdoch, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Hiller, C., et al (2018). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes compared to other forms of physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(4), 933-951. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The effectiveness of structured exercise programmes on psychological and physiological outcomes for patients with psychotic disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, in press, 1-26. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Abbott, S., Dogramaci, S., Kable, A., Salter, J., Hintermann, M., Romann, M. (2018). Transient Relative Age Effects across annual age groups in National level Australian Swimming. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(8), 839-845. [More Information]
  • Towlson, C., Cobley, S., Parkin, G., Lovell, R. (2018). When does the influence of maturation on anthropometric and physical fitness characteristics increase and subside? Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 28(8), 1946-1955. [More Information]
  • Moore, B., O'Dwyer, N., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2017). "Snap-kicking" in elite Australian football: how foot preference and task difficulty highlight potential benefits from bilateral skill training. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 17(1-2), 109-120. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Jones, B., Chapman, C., Beggs, C., Cooke, C., Cobley, S. (2017). A retrospective longitudinal analysis of anthropometric and physical qualities that associate with adult career attainment in junior rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(11), 1029-1033. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Sanders, R., Halaki, M., O'Dwyer, N. (2017). A solid swing and .. contact [or miss]? Commentary on "Towards a grand unified theory of sports performance". Human Movement Science, 56, 163-165. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Cobley, S., Davies, T., Michael, S., Halaki, M. (2017). Accuracy in estimating repetitions to failure during resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(8), 2162-2168. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2017). Assessment of propulsive pin force and oar angle time-series using functional data analysis in on-water rowing. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 27(12), 1688-1696. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2017). Call for coordinated and systematic training load measurement (and progression) in athlete development: a conceptual model with practical steps. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(7), 559-560. [More Information]
  • Saligheh, M., Hackett, D., Boyce, P., Cobley, S. (2017). Can exercise or physical activity help improve postnatal depression and weight loss? A systematic review. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 20(5), 595-611. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Cobley, S. (2017). Force coordination strategies in on-water single sculling: Are asymmetries related to better rowing performance? Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 28(4), 1379-1388. [More Information]
  • Moore, B., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N., Steel, K., Cobley, S. (2017). Laterality frequency, team familiarity, and game experience affect kicking-foot identification in Australian football players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12(3), 351-358. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, L., Murray, S., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Capling, A., O'Connor, H. (2017). Muscle dysmorphia symptomatology and associated psychological features in bodybuilders and non-bodybuilder resistance trainers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 47(2), 233-259. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2017). Participation trends according to relative age across youth UK Rugby League. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12(3), 339-343. [More Information]
  • Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Taylor, C., Cobley, S. (2017). Pedagogical approaches to and effects of fundamental movement skill interventions on health outcomes: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 47(9), 1795-1819. [More Information]
  • Towlson, C., Cobley, S., Midgley, A., Garrett, A., Parkin, G., Lovell, R. (2017). Relative age, maturation, and physical biases on position allocation in elite-youth soccer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(3), 201-209. [More Information]
  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Graham, K., Cobley, S. (2017). The validation and application of Inertial Measurement Units to springboard diving. Sports Biomechanics, 16(4), 485-500. [More Information]
  • Chang, M., Halaki, M., Adams, R., Cobley, S., Lee, K., O'Dwyer, N. (2016). An Exploration of the Perception of Dance and Its Relation to Biomechanical Motion: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 20(3), 127-136. [More Information]
  • Steel, K., Baxter, D., Dogramaci, S., Cobley, S., Ellem, E. (2016). Can biological motion research provide insight on how to reduce friendly fire incidents? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(5), 1429-1439. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Jones, B., Cobley, S., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C., Beggs, C. (2016). Identifying Talent in Youth Sport: A Novel Methodology Using Higher-Dimensional Analysis. PloS One, 11(5), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Fu, A., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2016). Motor coordination training and pedagogical approach for combating childhood obesity. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Brightmore, A., O'Hara, J., Till, K., Cobley, S., Hubka, T., Emmonds, S., Cooke, C. (2016). Movement and Physiological Demands of Australasian National Rugby League Referees. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(8), 1080-1087. [More Information]
  • Rankin, J., Matthews, L., Cobley, S., Han, A., Sanders, R., Wiltshire, H., Baker, J. (2016). Psychological consequences of childhood obesity: psychiatric comorbidity and prevention. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 7, 125-146. [More Information]
  • Soomro, N., Sanders, R., Hackett, D., Hubka, T., Ebrahimi, S., Freeston, J., Cobley, S. (2016). The Efficacy of Injury Prevention Programs in Adolescent Team Sports: A Meta-analysis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(9), 2415-2424. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2016). The influence of age, playing position, anthropometry and fitness on career attainment outcomes in rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(13), 1240-1245. [More Information]
  • Sanders, R., Han, A., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2015). Childhood obesity and its physical and psychological co-morbidities: A systematic review of Australian children and adolescents. European Journal of Pediatrics, 174(6), 715-746. [More Information]
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Loffing, F., Hutter, S., Busch, D., Wattie, N., Helsen, W., Baker, J. (2015). Developmental contexts, depth of competition and relative age effects in sport: A database analysis and a quasi-experiment. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 57(1), 126-143.
  • Spendlove, J., Mitchell, L., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., Cobley, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). Dietary Intake of Competitive Bodybuilders. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 1041-1063. [More Information]
  • Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2015). Relative Age Effects in Athletic Sprinting and Corrective Adjustments as a Solution for Their Removal. PloS One, 10(4), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Morley, D., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2015). Retrospective analysis of anthropometric and fitness characteristics associated with long-term career progression in Rugby League. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 310-314. [More Information]
  • Lovell, R., Towlson, C., Parkin, G., Portas, M., Vaeyens, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Soccer player characteristics in English Lower-League development programmes: The relationships between relative age, maturation, anthropometry and physical fitness. PloS One, 10(9), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2014). Considering maturation status and relative age in the longitudinal evaluation of junior rugby league players. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 24(3), 569-576. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Hanratty, M., O'Connor, D., Cotton, W. (2014). First club location and relative age as influences on being a professional Australian Rugby League player. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(2), 335-346. [More Information]
  • Wattie, N., Tietjens, M., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J., Kurz, D. (2014). Relative age-related participation and dropout trends in German youth sports clubs. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(S1), 213-220. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2014). Variable and changing trajectories in youth athlete development: Further verification in advocating a long-term inclusive tracking approach. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(7), 1959-1970. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Janning, C., Wong, H., Cobley, S., Schorer, J. (2014). Variations in relative age effects in individual sports: Skiing, figure skating and gymnastics. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(Suppl 1), s183-s190. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2013). A longitudinal evaluation of anthropometric and fitness characteristics in junior rugby league players considering playing position and selection level. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(5), 438-443. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2013). An individualized longitudinal approach to monitoring the dynamics of growth and fitness development in adolescent athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(5), 1313-1321. [More Information]
  • Deaner, R., Lowen, A., Cobley, S. (2013). Born at the Wrong Time: Selection Bias in the NHL Draft. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McCrory, P., Cobley, S., Marchant, P. (2013). The effect of psychological skills training (PST) on self-regulation behavior, self-efficacy, and psychological skill use in military pilot-trainees. Military Psychology, 25(2), 136-147. [More Information]
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2012). Relative age effects in higher education: an investigation of potential long term impacts resulting from youth sport and education policies. Talent Development & Excellence, 4(1), 49-63.
  • Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Baker, J., Mckenna, J. (2011). Author's reply: Relative Age effects in female contexts. Sports Medicine, 41(1), 87-90.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J. (2011). Implementation concerns for Gagne's Vision of Academic Talent Development. Talent Development & Excellence, 3(1), 33-36.
  • Schorer, J., Neumann, J., Cobley, S., Tietjens, M., Baker, J. (2011). Lingering effects of relative age in basketball players' post athletic career. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 6(1), 143-147. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Brightmore, A., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2011). Using anthropometric and performance characteristics to predict selection in junior UK Rugby League players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(3), 264-269. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2010). Anthropometric, Physiological and Selection Characteristics in High Performance UK Junior Rugby League Players. Talent Development & Excellence, 2(2), 193-207.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Montelpare, W., Mckenna, J., Howard, A., Baker, J. (2010). Constituent year: A new consideration for injury risk in Canadian Youth Ice Hockey. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 20(2), 113-116. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2010). Digging it out of the dirt: Ben Hogan, deliberate practice and the secret: a commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5(4 Supplement (Annual Review of Golf Coaching)), 29-33.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Montelpare, W., Wattie, N., Faught, B. (2010). Exploring proposed mechanisms of the relative age effect in Canadian minor hockey. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41(2), 148-159.
  • Schorer, J., Canal-Bruland, R., Cobley, S. (2010). Frequency of knowledge of results does not influence perceptual learning and retention in novices. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41(2), 107-117.
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2010). Relative age effects : An inevitable consequence of elite sport? [Relative Alterseffekte - Im Leistungssport unvermeidbar?]. Sportwissenschaft, 40(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2010). Relative Age Effects are a developmental problem in tennis: But not necessarily when you're left-handed!. High Ability Studies, 21(1), 19-25. [More Information]
  • Cooke, C., Cobley, S., Till, K., Wattie, N. (2010). Searching for sporting excellence: Talent identification and development. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(SUPP), i66-i66. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., Wattie, N., John Paul, O., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2010). The prevalence, influential factors and mechanisms of relative age effects in UK Rugby League. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 20(2), 320-329. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Radley, D., Smith, A., Mckenna, J. (2009). "Strictly-Ballroom": Can dance raise the amount and intensity of physical activity in senior adults? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5), 377-377. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). A longitudinal analysis of anthropometric and physiological characteristics between selection level in high performance junior rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 41-42.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Wattie, N., Mckenna, J. (2009). Annual age-grouping and athlete development: A meta-analytical review of relative age effects in sport. Sports Medicine, 39(3), 235-256. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Can anthropometric and physiological characteristic be useful indicators for talents selection in junior rugby league? Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 133-134.
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Schimmer, G., Wattie, N. (2009). Circumstantial development and athletic excellence: The role of date of birth and birthplace. European Journal of Sport Science, 9(6), 329-339. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Brautigam, H., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Busch, D. (2009). Gender, depth of competition hypothesis and relative age effects in team sports. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 6(1), 7-13.
  • Radley, S., Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Mackreth, P., Mckenna, J. (2009). Getting sensitive with Accelerometers: Epoch lengths affect assessment of physical activity intensity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5).
  • Schorer, J., Hutter, S., Loffing, F., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). How international are relative age effects in soccer? An examination of 49 European soccer leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 24-24.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). How Pervasive Are Relative age effects in Secondary School education. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(2), 520-528. [More Information]
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Busch, D., Brautigam, H., Baker, J. (2009). Influences of competition level, gender, player nationality, career stage and playing position on relative age effects. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 19(5), 720-730. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Long, J., Radley, D. (2009). Local-level data: Active commuting influences on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity across and within a single community. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 5-5.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Physiological characteristics according to playing position in high performance UK junior rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 98-99.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age and the pursuit of physical education in higher education: Enduring legacy or irrelevant attribute? Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 25-25.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects in sport and education. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 23-24.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Marchant, P., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Removing REAs in secondary education with action research: Not a simple task!. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 25-26.
  • Smith, A., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Long, J., Radley, D. (2009). School day physical activity levels in children: Active commuting days vs non-active commuting days. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5 (SUPP)), 444-444. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Selection for talent development or performance in junior rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 10-11.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Fraser - Thomas, J. (2009). What do we know about early sport specialization? Not much!. High Ability Studies, 20(1), 77-89. [More Information]
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Busch, D., Baker, J. (2008). "Are player characteristics influential?" Evidence from an in-depth examination of elite German Handball. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 15-15.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Cobley, S. (2008). "Maturation - the usual suspect!" RAE prevalence in the performance pathway of UK Junior Rugby League. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 14-15.
  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2008). "Were RAEs a problem in the past?" - Evidence from a historical analysis of elite German Soccer. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 15-16.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Montelpare, W., Mckenna, J., Baker, J. (2008). Constituent-year and youth ice hockey injury: A new consideration for models of psychological vulnerability and response to sport injury. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 37-37.
  • Schorer, J., Canal-Bruland, R., Cobley, S. (2008). Does augmented feedback frequency influence perceptual learning and retention in a handball task? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 198-198.
  • Wong, H., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2008). No evidence of relative age effects among Canadian figure skaters and artistic gymnasts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 213-214.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2008). Relative age effects and maturational differences as a function of playing position in high performance junior Rugby League. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(SUPP 2), 2-2.
  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2008). Relative age effects in professional German soccer: A historical analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(14), 1531-1538. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Abraham, C., Baker, J. (2008). Relative age effects on physical education attainment and school sport representation. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 13(3), 267-276. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Schorer, J., Wattie, N., Till, K., Busch, D., Brautigam, H., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2008). Research symposium: Relative age effects - Cross-cultural evidence, mechanisms and future directions. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 14-14.
  • Wattie, N., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2008). The past, present and future of relative age research in sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 16-16.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2008). Towards a unified understanding of relative age effects. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(13), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Wattie, N., Baker, J., Cobley, S., Montelpare, W. (2007). A historical examination of relative age effects in Canadian hockey players. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38(2), 178-186.
  • Nicholls, A., Cobley, S., Sommers, J. (2007). An examination of coping by team and individual sport athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25, 318-319.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Montelpare, W., Baker, J. (2007). Injuries in Canadian youth ice hockey: The influence of relative age. Pediatrics, 120(1), 142-148.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Montelpare, W., Baker, J. (2007). Rep leagues vs House leagues: Relative age and injury risk in Candian youth ice hockey. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29(SUPP), 23-23.
  • Nicholls, A., Polman, R., Levy, A., Taylor, J., Cobley, S. (2007). Stressors, coping, and coping effectiveness: Gender, type of sport, and skill differences. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(13), 1521-1530. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, J., Sutton, L., Allan, J., Cobley, S., King, R., Mckenna, J., McKenna, J. (2006). Applied Practice Symposium: Sports Science Support for the Army Everest West Ridge 2006 Expedition. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Allan, J. (2006). Avoiding deaths on Everest (9). British Medical Journal, 333(7568), 603-603.
  • Llewellyn, D., Cobley, S. (2006). Motivation and disinhibition in elite ice climbers. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Allan, J., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Bramham, P. (2006). Psychological resilience and narrative styles in outdoor adventure. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Careless, D., Douglas, K., Cobley, S., Allan, J., Mckenna, J. (2006). Reasearch Symposium: An holistic perspective on elite performance - The role of lifestyle, environmental, and experiential factors. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24.
  • Cobley, S., Llewellyn, D. (2006). The effects of an outdoor activity intervention on physical risk assessments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24.

Conferences

  • Cupples, B., O'Connor, D., Cobley, S. (2018). Distinct trajectories of athlete development: A retrospective analysis of professional rugby league players (forthcoming). SCAPPS 2018 Annual Conference, Toronto: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Cobley, S. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of relative age effects in female sport. ISSP 14th World Congress 2017, Seville, Spain: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Moore, B., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N., Steel, K., Cobley, S. (2017). Accuracy and latency of kicking foot identification for football opponents in relation to team familiarity and game experience. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, Fukuoka, Japan: The International Society for Psychophysics.
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Cobley, S. (2017). Asymmetry strategies and performance in on-water single sculling. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2017 (ISB 2017), Brisbane, Australia: International Society of Biomechanics.
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2017). Relative age effects in female sport contexts: A systematic review and meta-analysis of data (1984-2016). SCAPPS 2017 Annual Conference (Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology), St. Johns, Canada: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Fu, A., Smith, R., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2017). The role of humeral elevation of the non-throwing arm on maximum ball velocity in unconstrained overarm throw. 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (2017), Cologne, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Mitchell, L., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Capling, A., Murray, S., O'Connor, H. (2016). Muscle dysmorphia symptoms in bodybuilders and non-bodybuilder resistance trainers, and associated psychological characteristics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA: David Myers.
  • Taylor, C., Harding, D., Hoon, M., Starling, J., Cobley, S. (2016). Sprint interval training (SIT) exercise as an adjunct treatment component for adolescents with SMI. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Clinical Practice Improvement (CAMHS-CPI), Australia.
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Pappas, E., Chan, C., Ward, R., Cobley, S., Brown, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Nicholson, L., et al (2016). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes - a systematic review. 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, USA: IADMS.
  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Cobley, S. (2015). A kinematic analysis of the backward 2.5 somersaults with 1.5 twists dive (5253b) from the 3m springboard. 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS 2015), Poitiers, France: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • O'Dwyer, N., Halaki, M., Wang, X., Bruton, M., Chang, M., Kwee-Yum Lee, K., Smith, R., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Coordination of whole body movements is governed by linear dynamic inter-joint relations with a single degree of freedom. Sensorimotor Control Meeting (SMC 2015), Brisbane: The University of Queensland.
  • Robinson, M., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Feeling the sound: What does proprioception have to do with violin pedagogy? Reflective Conservatoire Conference, UK.
  • Cobley, S. (2015). Invited symposia: relative age effects - a psychological perspective. 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, online.
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Cobley, S., Harrison, A., Bargary, N. (2015). The application of functional data analysis techniques for characterizing differences in rowing propulsive-pin force curves. 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS 2015), Poitiers, France: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Cobley, S., Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2015). Variable and changing trajectories in youth athlete development: Further verification in advocating a long-term inclusive tracking approach. Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Ottowa: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Cobley, S., Sanders, R., Graham, K. (2014). A comparison of multiple forward somersault dives from the 3m springboard: A case study. 32nd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Johnson City, TN, USA: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Barakat, L., Cobley, S., Sinclair, P. (2014). Does the method of practice affect the learning and performing of a complex dance skill? 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Switzerland: IADMS.
  • Soomro, N., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Freeston, J., Hubka, T., Ibrahimi, O., Sanders, R. (2014). Efficacy of injury prevention programs in adolescent sports: a systematic review. Sport Medicine Australia (SMA), Sydney, Australia.
  • Sinclair, P., Walker, C., Cobley, S. (2014). Variability and the control of rotation during springboard diving. 32nd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Johnson City, TN, USA: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Tietjens, M., Baker, J. (2010). Lingering effects of relative age in Basketball players' post athletic career. Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Ottowa: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Cooke, C., Cobley, S., Till, K., Wattie, N. (2010). Searching for sporting excellence: Talent identification and development. Commonwealth International Sports Science Congress 2010, London: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Developing athletic excellence and being born at the right place at the right time. 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Schorer, J., Hutter, S., Loffing, F., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). How international are relative age effects in soccer? An examination of 49 European soccer leagues. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Wattie, N., Tietjens, M., Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). Relative age and dropout from youth sport club participation. 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age and the pursuit of physical education in higher education: Enduring legacy or irrelevant attribute? 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects for right but not for left-handed players in professional tennis. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects in tennis: Are they handedness-specific? 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Marchant, P., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Removing REAs in secondary education with action research: Not a simple task!. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Wattie, N., Mckenna, J. (2008). Annual age grouping impacts athlete development: A meta-analysis of relative age effects. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Canmore: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Schorer, J., Baker, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Busch, D. (2008). Does the amount of competition affect the size of relative age effects? Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Canmore: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Mckenna, J., Boucher, M., Cooper, S. (2006). Gifted or delayed? Influence of the relative age effect. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Baker, J. (2006). Injuries in Canadian youth ice-hockey: Influences of relative age effects. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Cobley, S., Morley, D., Bailey, R. (2006). Secondary pupils' perceptions of talent in physical education. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick: British Educational Research Association.
  • Cobley, S. (2005). Attaining expertise in sport: Training structure for skill improvement and competition preparation. Applied Sport Expertise and Learning Workshop, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra: Australian Institute of Sport.
  • Cobley, S., Jemni, M., Baker, J. (2005). The analysis of training structure and deliberate practice in expert and non-expert gymnasts. 5th International Conference of the Association Francaise de Recherche en Activities Gymniques et Acrobatiques (AFRAGA), Hammament, Tunisia: Association Francaise de Recherche en Activities Gymniques et Acrobatiques.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2005). The development of elite rugby players: The role of deliberate practice and involvement in other sports. 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sydney: International Society of Sport Psychology.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Cobley, S. (2009). Dance your way to better health. Health Times (BUPA Magazine).
  • Rotheram, B., Cobley, S. (2009). Making assessment a learning experience. Effective practice in a digital age: A guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching.
  • Cobley, S., O'Hara, J. (2009). Tackling summit fever. Trail: Live for the Outdoors Magazine.
  • French, J., Cobley, S. (2007). Including disaffected children. Athletics Coach, 37.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2002). Deliberate Practice: A Fresh Look at Training. Coaching Update, 15 (2).
  • Cobley, S. (2001). Developing your coaching: Becoming reflective and strategic. Canadian Soccer Association Magazine.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2001). Raising cognitive effort in deliberate practice. Sports Coach, 24 (1).

Research Reports

  • Cobley, S. (2017). Growth and maturation in athlete development: An educational resource for sporting organisations, September 2016, (pp. 1 - 29). Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Sport.

2019

  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2019). Bivariate functional principal components analysis: considerations for use with multivariate movement signatures in sports biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics, 18(1), 10-27. [More Information]

2018

  • Warmenhoven, J., Harrison, A., Robinson, M., Vanrenterghem, J., Bargary, N., Smith, R., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Donnelly, C., Pataky, T. (2018). A force profile analysis comparison between functional data analysis, statistical parametric mapping and statistical non-parametric mapping in on-water single sculling. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(10), 1100-1105. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of relative age effects in female sport. Sports Medicine, article in press.
  • Rongen, F., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Till, K. (2018). Are youth sport talent identification and development systems necessary and healthy? Sports Medicine - Open, 4(18), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2018). Considerations for the use of functional principal components analysis in sports biomechanics: Examples from on-water rowing (forthcoming). Sports Biomechanics, Article in press, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cupples, B., O'Connor, D., Cobley, S. (2018). Distinct trajectories of athlete development: A retrospective analysis of professional rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(22), 2558-2566. [More Information]
  • Cupples, B., O'Connor, D., Cobley, S. (2018). Distinct trajectories of athlete development: A retrospective analysis of professional rugby league players (forthcoming). SCAPPS 2018 Annual Conference, Toronto: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Han, A., Fu, A., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2018). Effectiveness of exercise intervention on improving fundamental movement skills and motor coordination in overweight/obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(1), 89-102. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Morris, R., Emmonds, S., Jones, B., Cobley, S. (2018). Enhancing the evaluation and interpretation of fitness testing data within youth athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(5), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Cobley, S., Halaki, M. (2018). Estimation of repetitions to failure for monitoring resistance exercise intensity: Building a case for application. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(5), 1352-1359. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2018). How gender and boat-side affect shape characteristics of force-angle profiles in single sculling: Insights from functional data analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(5), 533-537. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Smith, R. (2018). Over 50 Years of Researching Force Profiles in Rowing: What Do We Know? Sports Medicine, 48(12), 2703-2714. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Davies, T., Ibel, D., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2018). Predictive ability of the medicine ball chest throw and vertical jump tests for determining muscular strength and power in adolescents. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 22(1), 79-87. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2018). Relative age effects across and within female sport contexts: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(6), 1451-1478. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The Effect of Training Loads on Performance Measures and Injury Characteristics in Rugby League Players: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(10), 1259-1272. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The Effect of Training Loads on Performance Measures and Injury Characteristics in Rugby League Players: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(10), 1259-1272. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Cobley, S., Chan, C., Pappas, E., Nicholson, L., Ward, R., Murdoch, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Hiller, C., et al (2018). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes compared to other forms of physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(4), 933-951. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Cobley, S. (2018). The effectiveness of structured exercise programmes on psychological and physiological outcomes for patients with psychotic disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, in press, 1-26. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Abbott, S., Dogramaci, S., Kable, A., Salter, J., Hintermann, M., Romann, M. (2018). Transient Relative Age Effects across annual age groups in National level Australian Swimming. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(8), 839-845. [More Information]
  • Towlson, C., Cobley, S., Parkin, G., Lovell, R. (2018). When does the influence of maturation on anthropometric and physical fitness characteristics increase and subside? Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 28(8), 1946-1955. [More Information]

2017

  • Moore, B., O'Dwyer, N., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2017). "Snap-kicking" in elite Australian football: how foot preference and task difficulty highlight potential benefits from bilateral skill training. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 17(1-2), 109-120. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Jones, B., Chapman, C., Beggs, C., Cooke, C., Cobley, S. (2017). A retrospective longitudinal analysis of anthropometric and physical qualities that associate with adult career attainment in junior rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(11), 1029-1033. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Sanders, R., Halaki, M., O'Dwyer, N. (2017). A solid swing and .. contact [or miss]? Commentary on "Towards a grand unified theory of sports performance". Human Movement Science, 56, 163-165. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Cobley, S. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of relative age effects in female sport. ISSP 14th World Congress 2017, Seville, Spain: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Moore, B., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N., Steel, K., Cobley, S. (2017). Accuracy and latency of kicking foot identification for football opponents in relation to team familiarity and game experience. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, Fukuoka, Japan: The International Society for Psychophysics.
  • Hackett, D., Cobley, S., Davies, T., Michael, S., Halaki, M. (2017). Accuracy in estimating repetitions to failure during resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(8), 2162-2168. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Cobley, S., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Smith, R. (2017). Assessment of propulsive pin force and oar angle time-series using functional data analysis in on-water rowing. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 27(12), 1688-1696. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Cobley, S. (2017). Asymmetry strategies and performance in on-water single sculling. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2017 (ISB 2017), Brisbane, Australia: International Society of Biomechanics.
  • Booth, M., Orr, R., Cobley, S. (2017). Call for coordinated and systematic training load measurement (and progression) in athlete development: a conceptual model with practical steps. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(7), 559-560. [More Information]
  • Saligheh, M., Hackett, D., Boyce, P., Cobley, S. (2017). Can exercise or physical activity help improve postnatal depression and weight loss? A systematic review. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 20(5), 595-611. [More Information]
  • Schorer, J., Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2017). Concluding, but definitely not conclusive, remarks on talent identification and development. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 466-476). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Harrison, A., Bargary, N., Cobley, S. (2017). Force coordination strategies in on-water single sculling: Are asymmetries related to better rowing performance? Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 28(4), 1379-1388. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S. (2017). Growth and maturation in athlete development: An educational resource for sporting organisations, September 2016, (pp. 1 - 29). Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Sport.
  • Moore, B., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N., Steel, K., Cobley, S. (2017). Laterality frequency, team familiarity, and game experience affect kicking-foot identification in Australian football players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12(3), 351-358. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2017). Longitudinal studies of athlete development: Their importance, methods and future considerations. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 250-268). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, L., Murray, S., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Capling, A., O'Connor, H. (2017). Muscle dysmorphia symptomatology and associated psychological features in bodybuilders and non-bodybuilder resistance trainers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 47(2), 233-259. [More Information]
  • Gullich, A., Cobley, S. (2017). On the efficacy of talent identification and talent development programmes. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 80-98). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2017). Participation trends according to relative age across youth UK Rugby League. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12(3), 339-343. [More Information]
  • Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Taylor, C., Cobley, S. (2017). Pedagogical approaches to and effects of fundamental movement skill interventions on health outcomes: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 47(9), 1795-1819. [More Information]
  • Smith, K., Weir, P., Till, K., Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2017). Relative age effects in female sport contexts: A systematic review and meta-analysis of data (1984-2016). SCAPPS 2017 Annual Conference (Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology), St. Johns, Canada: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Towlson, C., Cobley, S., Midgley, A., Garrett, A., Parkin, G., Lovell, R. (2017). Relative age, maturation, and physical biases on position allocation in elite-youth soccer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(3), 201-209. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2017). Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2017). Talent identification and development in sport: An introduction. In Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jorg Schorer, Nick Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, (pp. 1-7). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Fu, A., Smith, R., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2017). The role of humeral elevation of the non-throwing arm on maximum ball velocity in unconstrained overarm throw. 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (2017), Cologne, Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Graham, K., Cobley, S. (2017). The validation and application of Inertial Measurement Units to springboard diving. Sports Biomechanics, 16(4), 485-500. [More Information]

2016

  • Chang, M., Halaki, M., Adams, R., Cobley, S., Lee, K., O'Dwyer, N. (2016). An Exploration of the Perception of Dance and Its Relation to Biomechanical Motion: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 20(3), 127-136. [More Information]
  • Steel, K., Baxter, D., Dogramaci, S., Cobley, S., Ellem, E. (2016). Can biological motion research provide insight on how to reduce friendly fire incidents? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(5), 1429-1439. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Jones, B., Cobley, S., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C., Beggs, C. (2016). Identifying Talent in Youth Sport: A Novel Methodology Using Higher-Dimensional Analysis. PloS One, 11(5), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Fu, A., Cobley, S., Sanders, R. (2016). Motor coordination training and pedagogical approach for combating childhood obesity. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Brightmore, A., O'Hara, J., Till, K., Cobley, S., Hubka, T., Emmonds, S., Cooke, C. (2016). Movement and Physiological Demands of Australasian National Rugby League Referees. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(8), 1080-1087. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, L., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Capling, A., Murray, S., O'Connor, H. (2016). Muscle dysmorphia symptoms in bodybuilders and non-bodybuilder resistance trainers, and associated psychological characteristics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA: David Myers.
  • Rankin, J., Matthews, L., Cobley, S., Han, A., Sanders, R., Wiltshire, H., Baker, J. (2016). Psychological consequences of childhood obesity: psychiatric comorbidity and prevention. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 7, 125-146. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Harding, D., Hoon, M., Starling, J., Cobley, S. (2016). Sprint interval training (SIT) exercise as an adjunct treatment component for adolescents with SMI. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Clinical Practice Improvement (CAMHS-CPI), Australia.
  • Cobley, S. (2016). Talent Identification and Development in Youth Sport. In Ken Green, Andy Smith (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport, (pp. 476-491). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Pappas, E., Chan, C., Ward, R., Cobley, S., Brown, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Nicholson, L., et al (2016). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes - a systematic review. 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, USA: IADMS.
  • Soomro, N., Sanders, R., Hackett, D., Hubka, T., Ebrahimi, S., Freeston, J., Cobley, S. (2016). The Efficacy of Injury Prevention Programs in Adolescent Team Sports: A Meta-analysis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(9), 2415-2424. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., Morley, D., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2016). The influence of age, playing position, anthropometry and fitness on career attainment outcomes in rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(13), 1240-1245. [More Information]

2015

  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Cobley, S. (2015). A kinematic analysis of the backward 2.5 somersaults with 1.5 twists dive (5253b) from the 3m springboard. 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS 2015), Poitiers, France: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Wattie, N., MacDonald, D., Cobley, S. (2015). Birthdate and Birthplace Effects on Expertise Attainment. In Joseph Baker, Damian Farrow (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise, (pp. 373-382). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Sanders, R., Han, A., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2015). Childhood obesity and its physical and psychological co-morbidities: A systematic review of Australian children and adolescents. European Journal of Pediatrics, 174(6), 715-746. [More Information]
  • O'Dwyer, N., Halaki, M., Wang, X., Bruton, M., Chang, M., Kwee-Yum Lee, K., Smith, R., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Coordination of whole body movements is governed by linear dynamic inter-joint relations with a single degree of freedom. Sensorimotor Control Meeting (SMC 2015), Brisbane: The University of Queensland.
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Loffing, F., Hutter, S., Busch, D., Wattie, N., Helsen, W., Baker, J. (2015). Developmental contexts, depth of competition and relative age effects in sport: A database analysis and a quasi-experiment. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 57(1), 126-143.
  • Spendlove, J., Mitchell, L., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Hackett, D., Slater, G., Cobley, S., O'Connor, H. (2015). Dietary Intake of Competitive Bodybuilders. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 1041-1063. [More Information]
  • Robinson, M., Adams, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Feeling the sound: What does proprioception have to do with violin pedagogy? Reflective Conservatoire Conference, UK.
  • Cobley, S. (2015). Invited symposia: relative age effects - a psychological perspective. 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, online.
  • Romann, M., Cobley, S. (2015). Relative Age Effects in Athletic Sprinting and Corrective Adjustments as a Solution for Their Removal. PloS One, 10(4), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Morley, D., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2015). Retrospective analysis of anthropometric and fitness characteristics associated with long-term career progression in Rugby League. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 310-314. [More Information]
  • Lovell, R., Towlson, C., Parkin, G., Portas, M., Vaeyens, R., Cobley, S. (2015). Soccer player characteristics in English Lower-League development programmes: The relationships between relative age, maturation, anthropometry and physical fitness. PloS One, 10(9), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Morley, D., Cobley, S., Cupples, B., O'Connor, D. (2015). Talent Identification and Development. In Kevin Till, Ben Jones (Eds.), The Science of Sport: Rugby, (pp. 139-150). Marlborough: Crowood Press.
  • Rongen, F., Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Till, K. (2015). Talent identification and development: The impact on athlete health? In Joseph Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas (Eds.), Health and Elite Sport: Is high performance sport a healthy pursuit?, (pp. 33-51). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Till, K. (2015). Talent Identification, Development, and the Young Rugby Player. In Craig Twist, Paul Worsfold (Eds.), The Science of Rugby, (pp. 237-252). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Warmenhoven, J., Smith, R., Draper, C., Cobley, S., Harrison, A., Bargary, N. (2015). The application of functional data analysis techniques for characterizing differences in rowing propulsive-pin force curves. 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS 2015), Poitiers, France: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Cobley, S., Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2015). Variable and changing trajectories in youth athlete development: Further verification in advocating a long-term inclusive tracking approach. Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Ottowa: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.

2014

  • Walker, C., Sinclair, P., Cobley, S., Sanders, R., Graham, K. (2014). A comparison of multiple forward somersault dives from the 3m springboard: A case study. 32nd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Johnson City, TN, USA: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2014). Considering maturation status and relative age in the longitudinal evaluation of junior rugby league players. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 24(3), 569-576. [More Information]
  • Barakat, L., Cobley, S., Sinclair, P. (2014). Does the method of practice affect the learning and performing of a complex dance skill? 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Switzerland: IADMS.
  • Soomro, N., Cobley, S., Hackett, D., Freeston, J., Hubka, T., Ibrahimi, O., Sanders, R. (2014). Efficacy of injury prevention programs in adolescent sports: a systematic review. Sport Medicine Australia (SMA), Sydney, Australia.
  • Cobley, S., Hanratty, M., O'Connor, D., Cotton, W. (2014). First club location and relative age as influences on being a professional Australian Rugby League player. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(2), 335-346. [More Information]
  • Wattie, N., Tietjens, M., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J., Kurz, D. (2014). Relative age-related participation and dropout trends in German youth sports clubs. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(S1), 213-220. [More Information]
  • Sinclair, P., Walker, C., Cobley, S. (2014). Variability and the control of rotation during springboard diving. 32nd Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Johnson City, TN, USA: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Cobley, S., Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2014). Variable and changing trajectories in youth athlete development: Further verification in advocating a long-term inclusive tracking approach. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(7), 1959-1970. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Janning, C., Wong, H., Cobley, S., Schorer, J. (2014). Variations in relative age effects in individual sports: Skiing, figure skating and gymnastics. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(Suppl 1), s183-s190. [More Information]

2013

  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2013). A longitudinal evaluation of anthropometric and fitness characteristics in junior rugby league players considering playing position and selection level. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(5), 438-443. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2013). An individualized longitudinal approach to monitoring the dynamics of growth and fitness development in adolescent athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(5), 1313-1321. [More Information]
  • Deaner, R., Lowen, A., Cobley, S. (2013). Born at the Wrong Time: Selection Bias in the NHL Draft. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2013). Outliers, talent codes, and myths. In Damian Farrow, Joseph Baker and Clare MacMahon (Eds.), Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and coaches put theory into practice, (pp. 13-29). Oxford: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis. [More Information]
  • McCrory, P., Cobley, S., Marchant, P. (2013). The effect of psychological skills training (PST) on self-regulation behavior, self-efficacy, and psychological skill use in military pilot-trainees. Military Psychology, 25(2), 136-147. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Miller, P., Till, K., Mckenna, J. (2013). The good and the bad of youth sport today: What about the unforeseen ethical issues? In Stephen Harvey and Richard L Light (Eds.), Ethics in youth sport: Policy and pedagogical applications, (pp. 74-91). Oxon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis. [More Information]

2012

  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2012). Identification and Development of Sport Talent: A brief introduction to a growing field of research and practice. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 1-10). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2012). Lessons Learned: The future of research in talent identification and development. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 166-173). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2012). Relative age effects in higher education: an investigation of potential long term impacts resulting from youth sport and education policies. Talent Development & Excellence, 4(1), 49-63.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Schorer, J. (2012). Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Till, K., Chapman, C., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C. (2012). Talent identification, selection and development in UK Junior Rugby League: An evolving process. In J Baker, S Cobley, J Schorer (Eds.), Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International perspectives, (pp. 106-118). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

2011

  • Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Baker, J., Mckenna, J. (2011). Author's reply: Relative Age effects in female contexts. Sports Medicine, 41(1), 87-90.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J. (2011). Implementation concerns for Gagne's Vision of Academic Talent Development. Talent Development & Excellence, 3(1), 33-36.
  • Schorer, J., Neumann, J., Cobley, S., Tietjens, M., Baker, J. (2011). Lingering effects of relative age in basketball players' post athletic career. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 6(1), 143-147. [More Information]
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Brightmore, A., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2011). Using anthropometric and performance characteristics to predict selection in junior UK Rugby League players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(3), 264-269. [More Information]

2010

  • Till, K., Cobley, S., O'Hara, J., Chapman, C., Cooke, C. (2010). Anthropometric, Physiological and Selection Characteristics in High Performance UK Junior Rugby League Players. Talent Development & Excellence, 2(2), 193-207.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Montelpare, W., Mckenna, J., Howard, A., Baker, J. (2010). Constituent year: A new consideration for injury risk in Canadian Youth Ice Hockey. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 20(2), 113-116. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2010). Digging it out of the dirt: Ben Hogan, deliberate practice and the secret: a commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5(4 Supplement (Annual Review of Golf Coaching)), 29-33.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Montelpare, W., Wattie, N., Faught, B. (2010). Exploring proposed mechanisms of the relative age effect in Canadian minor hockey. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41(2), 148-159.
  • Schorer, J., Canal-Bruland, R., Cobley, S. (2010). Frequency of knowledge of results does not influence perceptual learning and retention in novices. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41(2), 107-117.
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Tietjens, M., Baker, J. (2010). Lingering effects of relative age in Basketball players' post athletic career. Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Ottowa: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2010). Relative age effects : An inevitable consequence of elite sport? [Relative Alterseffekte - Im Leistungssport unvermeidbar?]. Sportwissenschaft, 40(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2010). Relative Age Effects are a developmental problem in tennis: But not necessarily when you're left-handed!. High Ability Studies, 21(1), 19-25. [More Information]
  • Mckenna, J., Allan, J., Cobley, S., Robinson, M. (2010). Resilience. In Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, John OHara (Eds.), Mountaineering: Training and Preparation, (pp. 233-245). Champaign, IL, United States: Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Cooke, C., Cobley, S., Till, K., Wattie, N. (2010). Searching for sporting excellence: Talent identification and development. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(SUPP), i66-i66. [More Information]
  • Cooke, C., Cobley, S., Till, K., Wattie, N. (2010). Searching for sporting excellence: Talent identification and development. Commonwealth International Sports Science Congress 2010, London: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Till, K., Cobley, S., Wattie, N., John Paul, O., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2010). The prevalence, influential factors and mechanisms of relative age effects in UK Rugby League. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 20(2), 320-329. [More Information]

2009

  • Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Radley, D., Smith, A., Mckenna, J. (2009). "Strictly-Ballroom": Can dance raise the amount and intensity of physical activity in senior adults? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5), 377-377. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). A longitudinal analysis of anthropometric and physiological characteristics between selection level in high performance junior rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 41-42.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Wattie, N., Mckenna, J. (2009). Annual age-grouping and athlete development: A meta-analytical review of relative age effects in sport. Sports Medicine, 39(3), 235-256. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Can anthropometric and physiological characteristic be useful indicators for talents selection in junior rugby league? Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 133-134.
  • Baker, J., Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Schimmer, G., Wattie, N. (2009). Circumstantial development and athletic excellence: The role of date of birth and birthplace. European Journal of Sport Science, 9(6), 329-339. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S. (2009). Dance your way to better health. Health Times (BUPA Magazine).
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Schorer, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Developing athletic excellence and being born at the right place at the right time. 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Baker, J., Brautigam, H., Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Busch, D. (2009). Gender, depth of competition hypothesis and relative age effects in team sports. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 6(1), 7-13.
  • Radley, S., Cobley, S., Wattie, N., Mackreth, P., Mckenna, J. (2009). Getting sensitive with Accelerometers: Epoch lengths affect assessment of physical activity intensity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5).
  • Schorer, J., Hutter, S., Loffing, F., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). How international are relative age effects in soccer? An examination of 49 European soccer leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 24-24.
  • Schorer, J., Hutter, S., Loffing, F., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). How international are relative age effects in soccer? An examination of 49 European soccer leagues. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). How Pervasive Are Relative age effects in Secondary School education. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(2), 520-528. [More Information]
  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Busch, D., Brautigam, H., Baker, J. (2009). Influences of competition level, gender, player nationality, career stage and playing position on relative age effects. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports, 19(5), 720-730. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Long, J., Radley, D. (2009). Local-level data: Active commuting influences on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity across and within a single community. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 5-5.
  • Rotheram, B., Cobley, S. (2009). Making assessment a learning experience. Effective practice in a digital age: A guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Physiological characteristics according to playing position in high performance UK junior rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 98-99.
  • Wattie, N., Tietjens, M., Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2009). Relative age and dropout from youth sport club participation. 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age and the pursuit of physical education in higher education: Enduring legacy or irrelevant attribute? Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 25-25.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Tietjens, M., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age and the pursuit of physical education in higher education: Enduring legacy or irrelevant attribute? 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects for right but not for left-handed players in professional tennis. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Wattie, N., Schorer, J., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects in sport and education. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 23-24.
  • Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Cobley, S. (2009). Relative age effects in tennis: Are they handedness-specific? 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech: International Society of Sport Psychology.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Marchant, P., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Removing REAs in secondary education with action research: Not a simple task!. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 25-26.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Marchant, P., Baker, J., Wattie, N. (2009). Removing REAs in secondary education with action research: Not a simple task!. 19th Sport, Science, and Education Conference of the German Association of Sport Science. Feldhaus der Bildungsverlag.
  • Smith, A., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Long, J., Radley, D. (2009). School day physical activity levels in children: Active commuting days vs non-active commuting days. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(5 (SUPP)), 444-444. [More Information]
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2009). Selection for talent development or performance in junior rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(SUPP 2), 10-11.
  • Cobley, S., O'Hara, J. (2009). Tackling summit fever. Trail: Live for the Outdoors Magazine.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S., Fraser - Thomas, J. (2009). What do we know about early sport specialization? Not much!. High Ability Studies, 20(1), 77-89. [More Information]

2008

  • Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Busch, D., Baker, J. (2008). "Are player characteristics influential?" Evidence from an in-depth examination of elite German Handball. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 15-15.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Cobley, S. (2008). "Maturation - the usual suspect!" RAE prevalence in the performance pathway of UK Junior Rugby League. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 14-15.
  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2008). "Were RAEs a problem in the past?" - Evidence from a historical analysis of elite German Soccer. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 15-16.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Wattie, N., Mckenna, J. (2008). Annual age grouping impacts athlete development: A meta-analysis of relative age effects. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Canmore: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Montelpare, W., Mckenna, J., Baker, J. (2008). Constituent-year and youth ice hockey injury: A new consideration for models of psychological vulnerability and response to sport injury. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 37-37.
  • Schorer, J., Canal-Bruland, R., Cobley, S. (2008). Does augmented feedback frequency influence perceptual learning and retention in a handball task? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 198-198.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2008). Does practice make perfect? The role of training in developing the expert athlete. In D. Farrow, J. Baker, C. MacMahon (Eds.), Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice, (pp. 29-42). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Schorer, J., Baker, J., Cobley, S., Brautigam, H., Busch, D. (2008). Does the amount of competition affect the size of relative age effects? Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Canmore: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Cobley, S. (2008). Expertise. In David Kirk, Carlton Cooke, Anne Flintoff, Jim Mckenna (Eds.), Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences, (pp. 111-114). London: Sage Publications.
  • Wong, H., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2008). No evidence of relative age effects among Canadian figure skaters and artistic gymnasts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 213-214.
  • Till, K., O'Hara, J., Cobley, S., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2008). Relative age effects and maturational differences as a function of playing position in high performance junior Rugby League. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(SUPP 2), 2-2.
  • Cobley, S., Schorer, J., Baker, J. (2008). Relative age effects in professional German soccer: A historical analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(14), 1531-1538. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Abraham, C., Baker, J. (2008). Relative age effects on physical education attainment and school sport representation. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 13(3), 267-276. [More Information]
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Schorer, J., Wattie, N., Till, K., Busch, D., Brautigam, H., O'Hara, J., Cooke, C., Chapman, C. (2008). Research symposium: Relative age effects - Cross-cultural evidence, mechanisms and future directions. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 14-14.
  • Wattie, N., Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2008). The past, present and future of relative age research in sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(SUPP), 16-16.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2008). Towards a unified understanding of relative age effects. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(13), 1403-1409. [More Information]

2007

  • Wattie, N., Baker, J., Cobley, S., Montelpare, W. (2007). A historical examination of relative age effects in Canadian hockey players. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38(2), 178-186.
  • Nicholls, A., Cobley, S., Sommers, J. (2007). An examination of coping by team and individual sport athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25, 318-319.
  • French, J., Cobley, S. (2007). Including disaffected children. Athletics Coach, 37.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Montelpare, W., Baker, J. (2007). Injuries in Canadian youth ice hockey: The influence of relative age. Pediatrics, 120(1), 142-148.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Montelpare, W., Baker, J. (2007). Rep leagues vs House leagues: Relative age and injury risk in Candian youth ice hockey. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29(SUPP), 23-23.
  • Nicholls, A., Polman, R., Levy, A., Taylor, J., Cobley, S. (2007). Stressors, coping, and coping effectiveness: Gender, type of sport, and skill differences. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(13), 1521-1530. [More Information]

2006

  • O'Hara, J., Sutton, L., Allan, J., Cobley, S., King, R., Mckenna, J., McKenna, J. (2006). Applied Practice Symposium: Sports Science Support for the Army Everest West Ridge 2006 Expedition. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Cobley, S., Mckenna, J., Allan, J. (2006). Avoiding deaths on Everest (9). British Medical Journal, 333(7568), 603-603.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J., Mckenna, J., Boucher, M., Cooper, S. (2006). Gifted or delayed? Influence of the relative age effect. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Wattie, N., Cobley, S., Macpherson, A., Howard, A., Baker, J. (2006). Injuries in Canadian youth ice-hockey: Influences of relative age effects. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax: Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.
  • Llewellyn, D., Cobley, S. (2006). Motivation and disinhibition in elite ice climbers. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Allan, J., Mckenna, J., Cobley, S., Bramham, P. (2006). Psychological resilience and narrative styles in outdoor adventure. Journal of Sports Sciences.
  • Careless, D., Douglas, K., Cobley, S., Allan, J., Mckenna, J. (2006). Reasearch Symposium: An holistic perspective on elite performance - The role of lifestyle, environmental, and experiential factors. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24.
  • Cobley, S., Morley, D., Bailey, R. (2006). Secondary pupils' perceptions of talent in physical education. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick: British Educational Research Association.
  • Cobley, S., Llewellyn, D. (2006). The effects of an outdoor activity intervention on physical risk assessments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24.

2005

  • Cobley, S. (2005). Attaining expertise in sport: Training structure for skill improvement and competition preparation. Applied Sport Expertise and Learning Workshop, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra: Australian Institute of Sport.
  • Cobley, S. (2005). How did I perform? Using reflection to become analytic and strategic. In J. Baker, W. Sedgwick (Eds.), Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon, (pp. 75-82). USA: Fitness Information Technology Inc.
  • Cobley, S., Jemni, M., Baker, J. (2005). The analysis of training structure and deliberate practice in expert and non-expert gymnasts. 5th International Conference of the Association Francaise de Recherche en Activities Gymniques et Acrobatiques (AFRAGA), Hammament, Tunisia: Association Francaise de Recherche en Activities Gymniques et Acrobatiques.
  • Cobley, S., Baker, J. (2005). The development of elite rugby players: The role of deliberate practice and involvement in other sports. 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sydney: International Society of Sport Psychology.

2003

  • Deakin, J., Cobley, S. (2003). A Search for Deliberate Practice: An Examination of the Practice Environments in Figure Skating and Volleyball. In K.A Ericsson & J. Starkes (Eds.), Expert Performance in Sports Advances in Research on Sport Expertise, (pp. 115-136). Champaign, USA: Human Kinetics.

2002

  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2002). Deliberate Practice: A Fresh Look at Training. Coaching Update, 15 (2).

2001

  • Cobley, S. (2001). Developing your coaching: Becoming reflective and strategic. Canadian Soccer Association Magazine.
  • Baker, J., Cobley, S. (2001). Raising cognitive effort in deliberate practice. Sports Coach, 24 (1).

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