Positioning and deciding: key factors for talent development in soccer.

@article{Kannekens2011PositioningAD,
  title={Positioning and deciding: key factors for talent development in soccer.},
  author={Rianne IMPORTANT Kannekens and Marije Titia Elferink-Gemser and Chris Visscher},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={846-52}
}
Talent identification and development implicate recognizing youth players who will be successful in the future and guiding them to the top. A major determinant of this success is tactical skills. To identify possible key factors that help in predicting success over time, this study assesses the tactical skills of 105 elite youth soccer players who participated in a talent development program at an earlier stage of their sport career (mean age 17.8±0.9). These skills were related to their adult… CONTINUE READING
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