The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences aims for its research activity to be of high international quality and clear social relevance.

Ballett dancers on stage

Unethical pressure on young talent?

The cost of success and perfectionism can be significant for young talent aiming for the top. Around a third of this group active in sport and performing arts struggle with negative feelings, stress and performance anxiety. Their coaches may be both the problem and the solution.

The supportive coach

"The supportive coach" has to be able to deal with people who just want to have fun as well as more result-oriented figures. This is crucial both in terms of lifting the team and getting individuals to continue with the sport for as long as possible.

Man reaching and stretching on the measuring bulls-eye

A new bull's eye within reach

—Stop there! OK, keep it very still, says Ola Eriksrud as he takes a bearing using a plumb line towards a bull’s eye on the floor. His aim is to measure how far the football player can actually stretch – and he is confident that the method he has now developed will be of importance for training and rehabilitation.