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Title: The Prospects and Challenges of Youth Soccer Development in the Case of Some Selected Clubs in Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Solomon Teka
Abere, Atilabachew
Keywords: Technical;Conclusion;Psychological;Physical;Analysis;Facility;Performance;Introduction
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess and evaluate the prospects and challenges of youth soccer development in the case of some selected clubs in Addis Ababa, U-15 and U-17 clubs. For the implementation of the Study, a descriptive survey design was employed. The study subjects were selected from the availability samples. In this attempt, data were collected through questionnaires, structured interviews and observation check list. Consequently, the study demonstrated that youth soccer players and all the coaches contributed for the study to be conducted by giving their own views regarding the raised issues were selected on the base of their own voluntary cooperation. The study also payed a thorough consideration to the players parents contribution on the trainees‘ personal soccer skills development and to skip the progress of the youth soccer development as a whole. Moreover, the player selection criteria, the coaching system, and the roles of the administrative bodies to work cooperatively, the facilities provided, the roles of the coaches, lack of frequent training program and the impacts it brought upon the progress of the trainees and the youth soccer development, and failure to conduct frequent follow ups to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the players through regular assessment all other related issues are taken as a focal point of the study. To achieve these objectives and to detect the factors that hindered the concerned bodies the researcher included male players, coaches, and the Football Federation administrative bodies and encouraged them all to involve themselves in the issues raised in terms of the youth soccer development. Their genuine responses are collected and used as analytical framework for the effective implementation of the study.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillments of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Sport Science
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