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Petridis, Leonidas; Utczás, Katinka; Tróznai, Zsófia; Kalabiska, Irina; Pálinkás, Gergely; Szabó, Tamás – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Vertical jump is a common test to measure impulsive ability in soccer; however, limited normative data have been published on young soccer players from vertical jump measurements on a force platform. The purpose of this study was to provide normative values for three chronological age groups of male junior soccer players (U16, U17 and,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Hancock, David J.; Ste-Marie, Diane M.; Young, Bradley W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Relative age effects (RAEs; when relatively older children possess participation and performance advantages over relatively younger children) are frequent in male team sports. One possible explanation is that coaches select players based on physical attributes, which are more likely witnessed in relatively older athletes. Purpose: To determine if…
Descriptors: Males, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Age Differences
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Vazou, Spiridoula – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This study examined (a) variations in the perceptions of peer- and coach-generated motivational climate within and between teams and (b) individual- and group-level factors that can account for these variations. Participants were 483 athletes between 12 and 16 years old. The results showed that perceptions of both peer- and coach-generated climate…
Descriptors: Athletes, Self Concept, Cues, Motivation