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A thesis that helps us understand the role of place of early development in talent development in team sports
In May 2018, Niels Nygaard Rossing defended his dissertation at Aalborg University, “Local Heroes”: The influence of place of early development in Danish handball and football talent development (Aalborg University Press). We asked Tor Söderström to read and review Rossing’s book, and he points to several important new perspectives on talent development in the book, of which the most fruitful is taking into account the player’s place of early development.
SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport study journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sports such as professionalization, globalization, commercialization, urbanization, technologization, medicalization and juridification.
Factors underlying competitive success in youth football: A study of the Swedish national U15 football talent system
This study by Tor Söderström, Peter Brusvik and Stefan Lund of Sweden’s 24 football districts analyses whether contextual factors (number of players, number of elite teams, and number of elite players on each district team) influence the district teams’ relative age effect (RAE) and the way in which contextual factors and RAE correlate with the U15 teams’ competitive success.
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.
The purpose of the Sociology of Sport Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays.
Ett antal ledande svenska idrottsforskare har tänkt till om idrottsutveckling utifrån satsningarna Handslaget och Idrottslyftet, och deras tankemödor redovisas i Idéer för idrottsutveckling (SISU Idrottsböcker). I sin grundliga och kritiskt analytiska recension hittar Jørn Hansen mycket som är typiskt svenskt, och därtill en besvärande konflikt mellan samhällets mål med idrotten, och idrott som en mål i sig.