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Perceptual-Motor Skills in International Level Youth Soccer Players
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Soccer is complex game in nature, with evidence of anthropometric, physiological, psychological, perceptual and technical contributions to performance (Reilly et al. 2000). In addition, there is a requirement for game knowledge to develop strategy and a “game sense” or awareness. Consequently, any attempts to identify early soccer talent must take into account these multiple factors together with the influence of growth and maturation across the development cycle.