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|Title: ||The performance environment in football|
|Authors: ||Pain, Matthew A.|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||© M.A. Pain|
|Abstract: ||The first phase of this research project focused on developing an understanding of the
performance environment in football, that is, the array of factors impacting individual
and team performance in competitive situations. Study one was a qualitative
investigation of the performance environment of the England youth football teams.
National coaches, sport scientists, and players were interviewed regarding the factors
that influenced performance at international tournaments. The main positives
included: player understanding, strong team cohesion, managed free-time activities,
and a detailed knowledge of opposition. The main negatives included: over coaching,
player boredom, limited player free-time, player anxiety, and physical fatigue.
Overall, results revealed 158 raw data themes, from which eight dimensions were
abstracted to describe the performance environment. [Continues.]|
|Description: ||A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.|
|Sponsor: ||Football Association.|
|Appears in Collections:||PhD Theses (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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