ECSS strives to continue a long tradition by providing thematically oriented interest groups as a platform for exchange and networking during its annual congress. The thematic orientation of a SIG refers to both the major sports science disciplines and also special target groups or specific sub-topics of current relevance.

ECSS provides the meeting facilities for SIGs, including any technical requirements. Furthermore, ECSS regularly updates its website with information about the SIG groups and other relevant material produced by specific SIG groups.

Expressions of interest (including the topic, a content related abstract and a special interest core group, including 3-5 participants) should be sent to the ECSS Office and will subsequently be reviewed by the Scientific Board of the European College of Sport Science.

ECSS has the following Special Interest Groups:

  • Elite Sport Performance
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Nutrition and Hydration (sponsored by GSSI)
  • The Active Brain (new)

Each SIG meets in the framework of the annual congress and changes topic every year. Any congress participant can join a SIG for free by simply attending the meeting.

Visit our congress page for the latest information and newsletters on these groups.

We have multiple options available for ECSS membership, including special pricing for student members. You now have the chance to sign up for more than one year and make a saving at the same time. By becoming an ECSS member you will become part of an important community and have access to a fantastic range of benefits such as discounts and journal access.
In 2021 ECSS launched its own webinar series: ECSS Webinars, designed especially for ECSS members. Speakers and topics are announced via the ECSS newsletter and social media. We hope you are enjoying this new initiative and welcome your feedback!


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