PSYCHOLOGY OF YOUTH SOCCER. Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan. Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF YOUTH SOCCER. Competitive Readiness . Perceptions of ability. Soccer Motivation. Coaching ramifications . Children only play. COMPETITIVE READINESS?.
Wayne State UniversityDetroit, Michigan
Jeffrey J. Martin, Ph.D.
Perceptions of ability
Children only play
“Most children are not psychologically ready for competitive sport until they are 10-12 years old”
“Sport psychologists believe that the major underlying reason for participating in and leaving sport are perceptions of ability9.”