Stakeholders’ understanding and perceptions of bio-banding in junior-elite football training

  title={Stakeholders’ understanding and perceptions of bio-banding in junior-elite football training},
  author={Matthew J. Reeves and Kevin J. Enright and J. Dowling and Simon J Roberts},
  journal={Soccer \& Society},
  pages={1166 - 1182}
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the understanding and perceptions of professional football academy staff, youth players and parents/carers in the use of ‘bio-banding’ during a seven week, pre-season training period. Data included a series of one-to-one semi-structured interviews and semi-structured focus groups with the three participant groups. Data were collected at three distinct times: (1) pre-bio-banded training; (2) during-bio-banded training; and (3) post-bio-banded… 

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