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Physical development of the youth athlete: Theoretical considerations and practical implications of growth and maturation. (2019)
Book Chapter
Doncaster, G., & McLaren-Towlson, C. (2019). Physical development of the youth athlete: Theoretical considerations and practical implications of growth and maturation. In E. Cope, & M. Partington (Eds.), Sports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide (109-121). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351200035

The need to recognise and accommodate the individual athlete, when working with youth populations, is arguably more pertinent than when working with adult athletes. The application of determining athlete maturity is of relevance given that children m... Read More about Physical development of the youth athlete: Theoretical considerations and practical implications of growth and maturation..

Practitioners’ multi-disciplinary perspectives of soccer talent according to phase of development and playing position (2019)
Journal Article
Towlson, C., Cope, E., Perry, J. L., Court, D., & Levett, N. (2019). Practitioners’ multi-disciplinary perspectives of soccer talent according to phase of development and playing position. International journal of sports science & coaching, 14(4), 528-540. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119845061

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 P... Read More about Practitioners’ multi-disciplinary perspectives of soccer talent according to phase of development and playing position.