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Testing of Tactical Performance in Youth Elite Soccer
Daniel Memmert 
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German Sport University Cologne, Institute of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research, Köln, Germany

Daniel Memmert
✉ German Sport University Cologne, Institute of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research, , Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Köln, Germany
Email: memmert@dshs-koeln.de
Publish Date
Received: 21-12-2009
Accepted: 11-02-2010
Published (online): 01-06-2010
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ABSTRACT

This is a twofold study with the goals of evaluating tactical oriented game test situations for 12-13-year old highly-talented soccer players and to analyze dynamic, intra-individual developments of the players. A cross-sectional design was carried in study 1, using game test situations to measure specific tactics and creative performance for 195 expert players. The results from five evaluation criteria show that both diagnostic instruments can be used for recording football-specific creativity and game intelligence in talented young players. They produced tactical indicators that can be described as objective and valid, exhibit a sufficient degree of differentiation and are easy to record. Study 2 uses a longitudinal design to present a dynamic performance diagnostic tool for analyzing intra-individual improvements of German Soccer Foundation talents according to football-specific creativity and game intelligence. The results with respect to divergent tactical thinking clearly show that very different change processes were observed in the German Soccer Foundation players. Finally, the practical implications for the training process are discussed on the basis of both studies.

Key words: Talent program, talent diagnostic, game test-situation, creativity, game intelligence


           Key Points
  • With game test situations it is possible to assess tactical performance as game intelligence and creativity objective, valid, with a sufficient degree of differentiation, and economically.
  • The results with respect to game intelligence and creativity show that very different change processes were observed in the German Soccer Foundation players dependend on the bases (trainers).
  • Current literature on tactics for school sports as well as for children’s, youth and high performance soccer at the club level should place much more emphasis on individual and group-tactical requirements in soccer.
 
 
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