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  1. Alexandra Ross
  1. Correspondence to Alexandra Ross, Department of Medicine, University of Nottingham School of Medicine, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK; alexross12{at}

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Best career advice for an upcoming professional in sport?

Interpersonal communication is key. As a member of a team of staff, you need to demonstrate your ability to cooperate with people of different disciplines, from different backgrounds and who may not have the same priorities as you. Be fair and keep challenging yourself. There is no place for lazy people.

Examples of good ‘career moves’ (by accident or by design)?

For 10 years, I worked as a consultant for different French sporting federations for Beijing, London and Rio Olympic Games (triathlon, swimming, mountain-bike cycling and rugby sevens). My arrival at AS Monaco Football Club in 2016/2017 was a great opportunity to focus on just one team. It was the good moment to try something different and to keep learning by discovering a new environment.

Average weekday morning?

7 am: wake-up.

8 am: meeting at the club with the staff.

9 am: welcoming the players and asking them how do they feel. Collecting some additional data to build a report which will be shared with the staff to eventually adjust the training content.

12 pm: analysing the training session and generating a report for the …

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