Category: News

BASES signs Partnership Agreement with ISPAS, the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport

Following the creation of the BASES Performance Analysis Special Interest Group over the summer, BASES and ISPAS are proud to sign a new partnership agreement whose purpose is to develop a long-term co-operation between both organisations, specifically to develop the area of sports performance analysis within BASES and ISPAS.

ISPAS is an international society working to provide support for sport performance analysts at all stages of their career, whether in academic or applied settings.

The agreement was signed by Dr Nimai Parmar, ISPAS Director and Ian Wilson, BASES Executive Director.

Attend the BASES 2023 Student Conference at Anglia Ruskin University

Ticket sales for the BASES 2023 Student Conference at Anglia Ruskin University will go live on 14 November 2022.

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge campus) is hosting the 2023 BASES Student Conference on 24 and 25 April 2023. Ticket sales will be going live on Monday 14 November 2022. A link to purchase your ticket can be found here on Monday morning.

The Organising Committee has worked hard to plan an excellent two-day conference at an affordable price to students – £145.

Want to contribute to the next issue of The Sport and Exercise Scientist

Have you engaged with an article in the recent issue of The Sport and Exercise Scientist? Have your say by writing a ‘Letter of the issue’, be published in The Sport and Exercise Scientist (Spring 2023) and receive a £25 discount off BASES membership renewal. To be eligible to win the prize:

  1. There must be three publishable letters entered
  2. Letters must be no longer than 200 words
  3. Letter must refer to an article that has appeared in the last issue of TSES (Winter 2022)
  4. You must include your name

Letters may be edited or shortened for reasons of space or clarity.

Please send your letter to [email protected] by 6 January 2023

BASES News: 14th November 2022

BASES is extremely sad to learn of the passing of Prof Louis Passfield FBASES. Colleagues will remember Louis as a lovely individual who made a significant contribution to sport and exercise sciences, not only in research, but as an applied scientist, mentor and all-round font of knowledge. 

Louis was made a Fellow of BASES in 2016 and recently served on the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and the Journal of Sports Sciences Editorial Board. He will be greatly missed by the sport and exercise sciences community. BASES extends condolences to his friends and family.

ESSA releases new COVID-19 guidelines for clinical care

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has launched new treatment guidelines for people who are recovering after COVID, called ‘Safe Exercise Across the Clinical Course of COVID-19’.

The guidelines have been designed from the practitioner’s perspective, to provide exercise physiologist guidance regarding the treatment of people who have contracted COVID-19, and the practicum environment where supervisors oversee the activities of students working with those who have had the virus.

Evidence Based Management of OA: GLA:D™ Virtual Certification Courses 2021


GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time off sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1-year post program. The program is composed of 3 parts:

  • 2-3 education sessions
  • 12 sessions tailored neuromuscular exercises, and
  • a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data)

Australian Combat & Exercise: Technical Lifting Course


Designed for the new and experienced, Technical Lifting was developed to address a gap in the provision of fitness and strength and conditioning courses. It focuses purely on the technical aspects of the squat, bench press and deadlift as well as shoulder and upper-back exercises.

With up to 12 months to complete the course (you’ll receive 12 months access), you can book now, and do the course anytime.

COPD Management for Exercise Professionals


Learn how to help individuals to live better with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This course targets exercise professionals who want to gain expertise in an exercise-based approach to managing COPD.

BASES Webinar – Building strong foundations in youth through resistance training: time to focus on the forgotten guidelines?



Resistance training is predominantly viewed as an activity for youth who are involved in sport. In a growing area of research and applied practice, countless benefits of resistance training are emphasised and the mythology is constantly challenged.

Substantial supporting research regarding the health benefits alongside the UK physical activity guidelines recommending muscle and bone strengthening activities, suggests that resistance training is an activity that is key for health and not just sporting performance. 

As a mode of physical activity for youth, resistance training is not as commonly focused on in the research in comparison to MVPA. In particular, for children who are inactive or at risk of overweight/obesity, resistance training has been found to be an appealing activity and has been reported to be less challenging than MVPA for various reasons. However, there is the suggestion that resistance training could in fact be an intervention strategy to increase levels of MVPA.

This webinar will focus on the research and practical application surrounding resistance training for the health of youth, specifically for those who are inactive and/or at risk of overweight/obesity. The webinar will identify the relevant evidence, as well as include examples of good practice. The aim of the webinar is to promote the importance of resistance training as a mode of physical activity for youth, and to facilitate discussion around how strategies could be implemented to increase awareness for all and consequently increase prevalence of participation.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences forms a Climate Change Action Team