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A successful talent development environment in soccer: A holistic ecological approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a study of a successful athletic talent development environment (ATDE) in soccer: the youth academy of FC Midtjylland in Denmark. The study was made with a holistic ecological approach including two working models to describe the academy and analyze the factors behind its successful work. Data consisted of ten in--‐depth semi--‐structured interviews with leaders and players in the academy, complemented by observations and a document analysis. The results showed an ATDE having a holistic view on the players as whole human beings with a focus on long--‐ term development and a high amount of individualized training. The findings support earlier research on talent development, career development and talent development environments.

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2012. , 33 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59363Archive number: PPid-6OAI: diva2:551749
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Examensarbete i psykologi
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Masters Programme in Sports Psychology
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-12 Last updated: 2012-09-12Bibliographically approved

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