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A multidisciplinary approach to talent identification in soccer
The test battery used may be useful in establishing baseline reference data for young players being selected onto specialized development programmes, and the most discriminating of the measures were agility, sprint time, ego orientation and anticipation skill.
Talent identification and development in soccer
It is concluded that the sport and exercise sciences have an important support role in the processes of identifying, monitoring and nurturing talented soccer players towards realizing their potential.
Perceptual-cognitive expertise in sport: a meta-analysis.
- Derek T. Y. Mann, A. Williams, P. Ward, C. Janelle
- PsychologyJournal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP)
- 1 August 2007
A meta-analytic review of perceptual-cognitive skill in sport indicates that experts are better than nonexperts in picking up perceptual cues, as revealed by measures of response accuracy and response time.
Visual search strategy, selective attention, and expertise in soccer.
Findings highlight the advantages of integrating eye movements with more direct measures of selective attention in soccer, suggesting differences in selective attention.
The relative age effect in youth soccer across Europe
The results showed an over-representation of players born in the first quarter of the selection year for all the national youth selections at the under-15, under-16, U-17 and U-18 age categories, as well as for the UEFA U-16 tournaments and Meridian Cup.
Perceptual skill in soccer: Implications for talent identification and development
- A. Williams
- PsychologyJurnal sport science
- 1 January 2000
Key components of perceptual skill in soccer are identified and implications for talent identification and development highlighted and proficiency-related differences in visual search strategy are observed.
Visual search, anticipation and expertise in soccer goalkeepers
Examination of skill-based differences in anticipation and visual search behaviour during the penalty kick in soccer found expert goalkeepers were generally more accurate in predicting the direction of the penaltyKick, waited longer before initiating a response and made fewer corrective movements with the joystick.
Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis: A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance
The aim is to provide a prepared manual on soccer match analysis in general for coaches and sport scientists, and demonstrates how a notation system can be established to produce data to analyze and improve performance in soccer.
An analysis of practice activities and instructional behaviours used by youth soccer coaches during practice: Exploring the link between science and application
Few differences in practice activities and instructional behaviours were reported across skill and age groups, implying the absence of any notable age- or skill-related progression.
Perceptual and Cognitive Skill Development in Soccer: The Multidimensional Nature of Expert Performance
This study examined the relative contribution of visual, perceptual, and cognitive skills to the development of expertise in soccer. Elite and sub-elite players, ranging in age from 9 to 17 years,…