publication . Article . 2016

“You’re Not Born with Talent” Talented Girls’ and Boys’ Perceptions of Their Talents as Football Players

Sæther, Stig Arve; Mehus, Ingar;
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  • Published: 27 Jan 2016 Journal: Sports, volume 4, issue 1 (eissn: 2075-4663, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
Generally in sports, there is a strong assumption of a connection between skill level in young age and adulthood. Studies have mainly focused on the coaches’ understanding and role in identifying and developing talent. In this article we turn our attention towards the athletes’ perspectives, interviewing talented young football players (five boys and five girls) about their perceptions of their own talent and development. The objective of the article is to investigate how boys and girls perceive their talent and to discuss how various perceptions influence coaching practice in talent development. We introduce the following questions: (a) do the players use a sta...
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free text keywords: Article, football, talent development, youth sports, skills, perception of talent, Sports, GV557-1198.995, Vulnerability, Developmental psychology, Coaching, business.industry, business, Peer review, Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Interview, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Basic skills, Pedagogy, Psychology
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publication . Article . 2016

“You’re Not Born with Talent” Talented Girls’ and Boys’ Perceptions of Their Talents as Football Players

Sæther, Stig Arve; Mehus, Ingar;