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The relationship between peak height velocity and physical performance in youth soccer players
Abstract Longitudinal changes in height, weight and physical performance were studied in 33 Flemish male youth soccer players from the Ghent Youth Soccer Project. The players' ages at the start ofExpand
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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
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A multidisciplinary selection model for youth soccer: the Ghent Youth Soccer Project
Objectives: To determine the relationships between physical and performance characteristics and level of skill in youth soccer players aged 12–16 years. Methods: Anthropometry, maturity status,Expand
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How to assess physical activity? How to assess physical fitness?
Regular aerobic physical activity (PA) increases exercise capacity and physical fitness (PF), which can lead to many health benefits. Accurate quantification of PA and PF becomes essential in termsExpand
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Mechanisms Underpinning Successful Decision Making in Skilled Youth Soccer Players: An Analysis of Visual Search Behaviors
The authors examined the complex interactions between perception, cognition, and expertise by using a film-based decision-making test. They stratified 40 youth soccer players (aged 13.0-15.8 years)Expand
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Validity of a physical activity computer questionnaire in 12- to 18-year-old boys and girls.
The reliability and validity of a physical activity computer questionnaire of a usual week were studied in 33 adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age. Intraclass correlation coefficients and KappaExpand
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The relative age effect in a professional football club setting
Abstract The relative age effect is an uneven distribution of birth date favouring subjects born in the initial months of a selection year. This study compared the birth-date distributions betweenExpand
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Talent identification and promotion programmes of Olympic athletes
Abstract The start of a new Olympic cycle offers a fresh chance for individuals and nations to excel at the highest level in sport. Most countries attempt to develop systematic structures to identifyExpand
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Biological maturation, morphology, fitness, and motor coordination as part of a selection strategy in the search for international youth soccer players (age 15–16 years)
Abstract We report the morphology (height, weight, body fat, body mass index), fitness (strength, speed, agility, flexibility), and soccer-specific (dribbling) and non-specific motor coordinationExpand
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Effects of Lower-Limb Plyometric Training on Body Composition, Explosive Strength, and Kicking Speed in Female Soccer Players
Sedano Campo, S, Vaeyens, R, Philippaerts, RM, Redondo, JC, De Benito, AM, and Cuadrado, C. Effects of lower-limb plyometric training on body composition, explosive strength, and kicking speed inExpand
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