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Practitioners’ multi-disciplinary perspectives of soccer talent according to phase of development and playing position

Towlson, Christopher; Cope, Ed; Perry, John L; Court, David; Levett, Nick

Authors

Ed Cope

John L Perry

David Court

Nick Levett



Abstract

The study aimed to establish the perceived importance that academy soccer practitioners placed on technical/tactical, physical, psycho-social player attributes during player selection and explore whether perceptions change according to Elite Player Performance Plan phase. Seventy academy practitioners working within Elite Player Performance Plan programs (Category 1: n = 29; Category 2: n = 13 and Category 3: n = 28) completed an online survey. Psychological factors were rated significantly (p ≤ 0.01) higher than sociological, technical/tactical, and physical factors, with recruitment staff specifically valuing psychological factors significantly (p ≤ 0.01) more than medical staff. Youth Development phase practitioners valued sociological factors significantly (p 

Citation

Towlson, C., Cope, E., Perry, J. L., Court, D., & Levett, N. (in press). Practitioners’ multi-disciplinary perspectives of soccer talent according to phase of development and playing position. International journal of sports science & coaching, 174795411984506. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119845061

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 17, 2019
Online Publication Date May 1, 2019
Deposit Date May 9, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 9, 2019
Journal International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
Print ISSN 1747-9541
Electronic ISSN 2048-397X
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 174795411984506
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119845061
Keywords Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1725429

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