Science and Practice of Grassroots Soccer
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2022) | Viewed by 11865
Interests: obesity; ergogenic aids; kinanthropometry; physical activity; active videogaming; exercise physiology; strength and conditioning; motor skills; motor competence
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Grassroots soccer, defined as recreational soccer particularly with children from the age of 6 years onwards, is a dynamic activity comprising technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands. Recreational soccer is played by children worldwide and can provide health-enhancing physical activity in addition to a path to more specialised sport performance through talent development programmes employed by national governing bodies in various countries. This Special Issue invites contributions from across the spectrum of health, sport and exercise, social and life sciences examining science and practice related to grassroots soccer.
This Special Issue is open to original research, review articles, short reports, brief commentaries, case reports and meta-analyses related to understanding the impact of grassroots soccer on performance and health related variables. The keywords listed below suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social correlates of performance in grassroots soccer.
- Effects of interventions, including strength and conditioning, psychological skills and coaching pedagogies, on performance in grassroots soccer.
- Coaching practices and behaviours and their importance for technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social outcomes in grassroots soccer.
- Measurement issues related to participation and performance in grassroots soccer.
Prof. Dr. Michael Duncan
Dr. Rhys Morris
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- motor skills
- strength and conditioning
- sport performance
- talent development
- talent identification
- physical literacy