There is need for valid and powerful research designs to assess performance effects of interventions in squads of elite athletes. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to develop a design for investigating effects on competition performance using performance of athletes in other squads as a control.
Vandenbogaerde, T., & Hopkins, W. (2012). A competition-based design to assess performance of a squad of elite athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(12), 2423-2427. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318267c029