Liz and LauraEllen discuss a research study which looks at the holistic well-being of youth in a soccer academy in the UK. They discover if soccer academies help youth thrive and what we can all do to soccer better!
Link to article: Psychosocial outcomes associated with soccer academy involvement: Longitudinal comparisons against aged matched school pupils
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Welcome to Soccer Better– Season 3. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. Liz is a lawyer and LauraEllen is a scientist. We’ve decided to put our education to use by digging into the analytical side of all things soccer. Each episode we discuss a piece of soccer or sports research. Join us as we discover how we can all, Soccer Better.
Soccer (sok-er) verb: To play, support, or research the beautiful game. When we think analytically, we realize there are many ways we can all soccer better. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. We have way too many years of graduate education and we’re diving in to learn more about the analytical side of the beautiful game. Be sure to go follow us on twitter @BGNSoccerBetter.
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