East Midlands’s Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK

November 28, 2017

Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, has the honor of presenting his groups work on U.S. Rugby-7s at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) & the European Federation for Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) to be held Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 November, at the East Midland’s Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. Representing their seniors and sponsor the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment


BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017 will be a joint conference combining BASES Conference 2017 with the 2017 FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Conference. FEPSAC is the European Federation of Sport Psychology.

The two-day sport and exercise science programme will be packed with world-leading insight and experience. A FEPSAC-specific strand: Sport and Exercise Psychology – an interdisciplinary perspective will be presented. Presentations of research (free communication and poster sessions) will gain a publication in the Journal of Sports Sciences. Attendance will allow exposure to the world-leading experts. Possibly opening doors to opportunities via the largest UK sport and exercise science network. While engaging content including invited keynotes and symposia. Providing five BASES re-accreditation credits per day.

Awards available to reward outstanding research. For BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017 there will be additional awards – the FEPSAC Poster Awards for Young Researchers in Sport and Exercise Psychology

ABOUT BASES: Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours.

BASES Mission: Promoting excellence in sport and exercise sciences.

BASES Vision: The professional body leading excellence in sport and exercise sciences through evidence-based practice.  BASES is governed in accordance with the set of principles outlined in its Memorandum and Articles of Association.

BASES is also governed by “The Rules”, which means regulations, not covered in the articles, governing the Association’s internal affairs. The Board has the power to make or alter the Rules, provided such new regulations or alterations are approved retrospectively at the next available quorate general meeting by a simple majority.

The application of scientific principles to sport and exercise is principally achieved through one of the three branches of science or through interdisciplinary approaches.

Biomechanics – an examination of the causes and consequences of human movement and the interaction of the body with apparatus or equipment through the application of mechanical principles.

Physiology – the branch of the biological sciences that is concerned with the way that the body responds to exercise and training.

Psychology – the branch of sport and exercise science that seeks to provide answers to questions about human behaviour in sport and exercise settings.

Interdisciplinary – involves seeking to contribute to the body of knowledge or solve a real-world problem in sport or physical activity using two or more disciplines in an integrated fashion from the outset.

Objectives of BASES

The BASES Strategic Plan is a planning document, detailing BASES’ corporate objectives, performance targets and key indicators of performance for the period 2011-2014. BASES is concerned with developing and enhancing the professional and ethical standards of its members who are involved in the sport and exercise sciences. The Association’s objectives are:

(a) the promotion of research in sport and exercise sciences

(b) the encouragement of evidence-based practice in sport and exercise sciences

(c) the distribution of knowledge in sport and exercise sciences

(d) the development and maintenance of high professional standards for those involved in sport and exercise sciences

(e) the representation of the interests of sport and exercise sciences nationally and internationally.

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Thomson Reuters listed (2015 IF: 2.142, 22/82 in Sports Sciences journals). It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to reports of original research, the Journal also publishes review articles, case studies, letters to the editor, short communications and book reviews.

  • The emphasis of the Journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined and applied to sport and exercise. Besides experimental work in human responses to exercise, the subjects covered will include human responses to technologies such as the design of sports equipment and playing facilities, research in training, selection, performance prediction or modification, and stress reduction or manifestation. Manuscripts considered for publication include those dealing with original investigations of exercise, validation of technological innovations in sport or comprehensive reviews of topics relevant to the scientific study of sport.
  • The Journal publishes on behalf of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences, in partnership with the World Commission of Science and Sports and in association with the International Society for Advancement of Kinanthropometry.  Hence, the readership for this Journal is varied and ranges from academics to practitioners from a range of disciplines and areas of application.