A successful talent development environment in soccer: A holistic ecological approach
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 33 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59363Archive number: PPid-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-59363DiVA: diva2:551749
Subject / course
Examensarbete i psykologi
Masters Programme in Sports Psychology
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Holmström, Stefan, FD
Olofsson, Åke, Professor