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The relationship between peak height velocity and physical performance in youth soccer players
TLDR
Trainers and coaches should be aware of the individual characteristics of the adolescent growth spurt and the training load should also be individualized at this time.
Talent Identification and Development Programmes in Sport
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An overview of current knowledge in this area with special focus on problems associated with the identification of gifted adolescents is provided and a conceptual framework that acknowledges both genetic and environmental influences and considers the dynamic and multidimensional nature of sport talent is presented.
A multidisciplinary selection model for youth soccer: the Ghent Youth Soccer Project
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Characteristics that discriminate youth soccer players vary by age group, and Talent identification models should thus be dynamic and provide opportunities for changing parameters in a long-term developmental context.
How to assess physical activity? How to assess physical fitness?
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A review regarding the assessment of physical activity and fitness andCardio-pulmonary exercise testing is a well-established procedure that provides a wealth of clinically diagnostic and prognostic information.
Talent identification and promotion programmes of Olympic athletes
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Field-based data is provided suggesting that an earlier onset and a higher volume of discipline-specific training and competition, and an extended involvement in institutional talent promotion programmes, during adolescence need not necessarily be associated with greater success in senior international elite sport.
Mechanisms Underpinning Successful Decision Making in Skilled Youth Soccer Players: An Analysis of Visual Search Behaviors
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The results showed that investigators can use film-based tests to discriminate soccer players of comparable experience and playing level on the basis of their decision-making skills, and successful decision-makers used more goal-oriented search strategies, which resulted in superior performance, as characterized by faster decision times and greater response accuracy.
A longitudinal analysis of gross motor coordination in overweight and obese children versus normal-weight peers
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Special attention is needed for OW/OB children, especially for those not practicing sports in a club environment, in terms of motor skill improvement to promote regular participation in physical activity.
Effects of Lower-Limb Plyometric Training on Body Composition, Explosive Strength, and Kicking Speed in Female Soccer Players
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It could be concluded that a 12-week plyometric program can improve explosive strength in female soccer players and that these improvements can be transferred to soccer kick performance in terms of ball speed.
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)
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To prevent the dropout of promising late maturing players, it is suggested to include measures of biological maturity status as well as maturity independent performance tests during the talent identification and selection process.
The effects of task constraints on visual search behavior and decision-making skill in youth soccer players.
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Playing experience, skill level, and the unique constraints of the task determined both the observed search behavior and processing requirements imposed on players in dynamic offensive team simulations.
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