Historically, the identification and selection of promising individuals into youth soccer academies has been linked to a coach or talent scouts’ subjective, preconceived image of the ideal player (Williams & Reilly, 2000). However, it is now accepted, that when used in isolation, this approach can result in repetitive misjudgments in talent identification processes.
A youth’s talent potential is not a stable trait (Abbott & Collins, 2002), but is constantly
evolving throughout the developmental phases (Vaeyens et al., 2008).
There is a tendency for coaches and talent scouts to either subconsciously or consciously favour anthropometric characteristics rather than technical capabilities in young players (Carling et al., 2009).
Lees de studie: Talent.