An Investigation Into Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Youth-to-Senior Transition in Professional Soccer in the United Kingdom
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
2016) 'An investigation into stakeholders' perceptions of the youth-to-senior transition in professional soccer in the United Kingdom.', Journal of applied sport psychology., 28 (4). pp. 375-391. Further information on publisher's website: The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-prot purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made
... o the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Abstract The youth-to-senior transition in professional soccer within the United Kingdom is challenging, yet previous work has focused on perspectives of a limited range of within-sport stakeholders. We conducted semi-structured interviews with coaches (n = 12), sport science support staff (n = 10), and parents of players (n = 6), exploring their perceptions of transition demands, resources, and barriers. Emergent themes highlighted role-specific support provision, and that athletes progress through a period of adaptation, requiring a diverse set of characteristics and resources (e.g., knowledge of the transition process, social support), developed through a number of preceding transitions.