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Chris G. Harwood, Jamie B. Barker and Richard Anderson

This study examined the effectiveness of a longitudinal 5C coaching intervention (Harwood, 2008), focused on promoting behavioral responses associated with commitment, communication, concentration, control, and confidence in youth soccer players. Five players, their parents and a youth academy soccer coach participated in a single-case multiple-baseline across individuals design with multiple treatments. Following baseline, the coach received sequential education in the principles of each C subsequent to integrating relevant strategies in their coaching sessions. During the five intervention phases, players completed assessments of their behavior in training associated with each C, triangulated with observationbased assessments by the coach and the players’ parents. Results indicated psychosocial improvements with cumulative increases in positive psychosocial responses across the intervention for selected players. Changes in player behavior were also corroborated by parent and coach data in conjunction with postintervention social validation. Findings are discussed with respect to the processes engaged in the intervention, and the implications for practitioners and applied researchers.

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Esmie P. Smith, Andrew P. Hill and Howard K. Hall

Researchers have recently begun to examine the negative experiences of junior athletes within youth soccer academies. This is in part because youth soccer academies have the potential to be stressful. Boys can join development centers in soccer academies of professional clubs in the UK from 5 years

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Yiannis Michailidis, Alexandros Tabouris and Thomas Metaxas

, decelerations, COD, and jumping 13 and can improve the neuromuscular function. 5 , 14 Although a few studies examined the efficacy of COD exercises in adults, limited information exists concerning youth soccer. One study that used a combination of PT and COD exercises (17 y old) reported an increase in speed

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Greg Doncaster, John Iga and Viswanath Unnithan

talent development of young soccer players ( 38 ). This has resulted in research that aims to identify, examine, and analyze the key physical and physiological characteristics of elite youth soccer players who are associated with superior soccer performance ( 38 ). However, confounding variables of

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John F. Fitzpatrick, Kirsty M. Hicks and Philip R. Hayes

between traditional arbitrary speed thresholds versus an individualized approach utilizing MAS and MSS with changes in aerobic fitness in professional youth soccer players. Methods Subjects A total of 14 male youth soccer players (age: 17.1 [0.5] y, height: 178.3 [4.6] cm, and body mass: 70.9 [5.8] kg

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Paul J. Read, Jon L. Oliver, Gregory D. Myer, Mark B.A. De Ste Croix and Rhodri S. Lloyd

disruptions in motor control strategies underlie these periods of increased injury risk ( 2 , 30 , 38 ). Between-limb asymmetry in functional performance is a potential risk factor for male youth soccer players where preferred lower limb dominance is evident ( 11 ). This may be further confounded by

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Pedro Teques, Luís Calmeiro, Henrique Martins, Daniel Duarte and Nicholas L. Holt

’ emotional intelligence, coping strategies, and sideline behaviors during their child’s soccer games. Note. Positive paths in continuous lines and negative paths in dashed lines. Methods Participants During an international youth soccer tournament, 232 parents (120 mothers, 110 fathers; 2 participants did

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Andrew Evans, Robert Morris, Jamie Barker, Tom Johnson, Zoe Brenan and Ben Warner

practitioner insights regarding a novel COPDMS intervention in a youth soccer context. The value of athlete and practitioner insights in applied practice is that they can provide information regarding the nuances and idiosyncrasies of interventions and their delivery procedures to enable refinement and future

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Hadi Akbari, Mansour Sahebozamani, Ablolhamid Daneshjoo, Mohammadtaghi Amiri-Khorasani and Yohei Shimokochi

greater for those who are in the growth and maturation stages. 3 Therefore, preventing ACL injuries is essential for youth soccer players. Lower-extremity movement patterns can play an important role in preventing ACL injury. 4 Because abnormal lower-extremity kinematic factors involved in landing are

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Heita Goto and James A. King

providing group-specific training programs and maximizing performance enhancement. Therefore, the aims of the present study were to examine: (1) the high-intensity demands of SSGs and 11M in youth soccer players using 2 approaches (speed vs metabolic power), and (2) the magnitude of difference between