Physical characteristics and the talent identification and development processes in male youth soccer: A narrative review

Kelly, Adam L. and Williams, Craig A. (2020) Physical characteristics and the talent identification and development processes in male youth soccer: A narrative review. Strength and Conditioning Journal. ISSN 1524-1602

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Abstract

Talent identification and development in male youth soccer are complex and multidimensional processes. The English Football Association “4 Corner Model” is often adopted by academies to support coaches and practitioners to implement a multidisciplinary approach to their talent identification and development framework. This holistic approach is characterized by technical/tactical, psychological, social, and physical attributes, which are central to academy recruitment and individual long-term athlete development. The aim of this narrative review is to provide a critical synthesis of the physical characteristics within this model, which facilitate talent identification and development, namely physical performance, growth and maturation, and the relative age effect.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000576
Date: 25 June 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: elite youth soccer/football, academy soccer/football, physical performance, growth and maturation, relative age effect, nature versus nurture
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Health Sciences
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Tonks
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 13:05
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 12:19
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9561

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