The best way to get started on a great paper is to have a great topic! Spend some time choosing a topic that interests you, with lots of published information. Need help? Seek out a librarian!
If you get too many, try limiting to a particular subject - see the list of subject links on the side of the screen.
Use the same tricks that find books in the catalog:
(sports or athletics)
athlete and endurance
simul* (finds simulate, simulates, simulation, etc.)
Put it all together:
"performance evaluation" and (sports or athletics) and simulat*