• Publications
  • Influence
Talent identification and development in soccer
In this review, we attempt to integrate the main research findings concerned with talent identification and development in soccer. Research approaches in anthropometry, physiology, psychology andExpand
  • 700
  • 67
Talent Identification and Development Programmes in Sport
Many children strive to attain excellence in sport. However, although talent identification and development programmes have gained popularity in recent decades, there remains a lack of consensus inExpand
  • 555
  • 52
  • PDF
Visual search strategy, selective attention, and expertise in soccer.
This research examined the relationship between visual search strategy, selective attention, and expertise in soccer. Experienced (n = 12) and less experienced (n = 12) soccer players moved inExpand
  • 436
  • 44
Perceptual skill in soccer: Implications for talent identification and development
  • A. Williams
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of sports sciences
  • 1 January 2000
In this review, key components of perceptual skill in soccer are identified and implications for talent identification and development highlighted. Skilled soccer players can recall and recognizeExpand
  • 383
  • 41
Visual search, anticipation and expertise in soccer goalkeepers
We used a novel methodological approach to examine skill-based differences in anticipation and visual search behaviour during the penalty kick in soccer. Expert and novice goalkeepers were requiredExpand
  • 516
  • 33
  • PDF
Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis: A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance
This handbook addresses and appropriately explains the soccer match analysis, looks at the very latest in match analysis research, and at the innovative technologies used by professional clubs.Subjects: Soccer, Coaching, Match Analysis, Sports Science. Expand
  • 270
  • 32
  • PDF
An analysis of practice activities and instructional behaviours used by youth soccer coaches during practice: Exploring the link between science and application
Abstract We examined the practice activities and instructional behaviours employed by 25 youth soccer coaches during 70 different practice sessions. We evaluated the extent to which these activitiesExpand
  • 177
  • 29
  • PDF
The role of deliberate practice and play in career progression in sport: the early engagement hypothesis
Experts acquire domain‐specific skills as a result of the activities in which they participate throughout their development. We examine the domain‐specific activities in which two groups of eliteExpand
  • 240
  • 27
  • PDF
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,Expand
  • 396
  • 25
  • PDF
The influence of crowd noise and experience upon refereeing decisions in football
Objective. The existence of the home advantage in sport is well known. There is growing evidence that crowd noise plays a crucial part in this phenomenon. Consequently, a quantitative study wasExpand
  • 397
  • 24
  • PDF