Talent identification and development in soccer

@article{Williams2000TalentIA,
  title={Talent identification and development in soccer},
  author={A. Williams and T. Reilly},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={18},
  pages={657 - 667}
}
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 and sociology are considered and, where possible, integrated. Although some progress has been made in identifying correlates of playing success, it appears that no unique characteristics can be isolated with confidence. Both biological and behavioural scientists have indicated a strong genetic component in… Expand

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Talent identification in youth soccer
Psychological characteristics and talent identification in soccer
  • T. Morris
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of sports sciences
  • 2000
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