Adam Kelly
PhD student


Research projects

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Mark Wilson, Prof. Craig Williams

Research Topic: Talent Development in Elite Youth Football.

Research Specialisms

  • Talent identification and development
  • Elite youth football development
  • Multidisciplinary athlete development models
  • Factors perceived to influence the development of elite football academy players
  • Psychological characteristics of developing excellence
  • Paediatric physiological development
  • Environmental and social influence on athlete development
  • Coaching and coach behaviour
  • Deliberate practice, deliberate play and early specialisation
  • Locomotor activity (GPS) and technical behaviours (Dartfish) during small-sided football games

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