Oliver Höner

Oliver Höner
University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Institute of Sports Science

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The importance of considering information related to athletes’ biological maturation within talent identification and development processes is frequently emphasized by both sport scientists and practitioners. Although there is evidence for the use of objective diagnostics for assessing biological maturation, little is known about its subjective det...
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Based on the work of Martindale et al. (2005) and Henriksen et al. (2010a), researchers have increasingly focused on environmental features influencing talent development in sport from an integrated, holistic perspective. These contributions led to a quickly evolving body of literature and a proliferation of findings related to facilitative and...
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Coaches are among the most important agents for young football talents’ development. Their coaching style may impact not only players’ skill acquisition but also their motivation to meet their full potential. This study begins by presenting an intervention promoting need-supportive coaching to facilitate holistic talent development within the Germa...
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The Basketball Learning and Performance Assessment Instrument (BALPAI) has been initially developed and evaluated to assess the performance of students or youth basketball players on the entry level. As it is currently the only observational instrument that allows an overall assessment of players’ in-game performance, it might represent a valuable...
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Facilitating players’ skill acquisition is a major challenge within sport coaches’ work which should be supported by evidence-based recommendations outlining the most effective practice and coaching methods. This systematic review aimed at accumulating empirical knowledge on the influence of practice design and coaching behavior on perceptual-motor...
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A central goal of physical education (PE) is to empower students to be physically active in a health-enhancing way. Therefore, using a competence-based approach, the objective of the health- and fitness-related PE intervention ‘Promotion of physical activity-related health competence in PE’ (GEKOS) was to address practical and theoretical content r...
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Systematische Übersichtsarbeiten gewinnen für den sportwissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs an Relevanz und auch die Themenwahl des vorliegenden Ze-phirs 2021/1 trägt dieser Entwicklung Rechnung. Die Autoren dieses Beitrags wurden angefragt, ein Plädoyer für systematische Reviews (SR) bzw. Metaanalysen (MA) in der Sportwissenschaft zu halten. Dementspreche...
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Background Soccer requires athletes to make quick decisions in dynamic environments. Several off-court technology-based interventions have been developed to train these perceptual cognitive skills. However, the evidence for training transfer using technologies to athletic performance has been sparse. Previous research found 3-dimensional multiple o...
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Fostering health-related fitness knowledge is a common goal across physical education curricula. However, carefully developed knowledge tests that satisfy the psychometric criteria of educational assessment are lacking. Therefore, two studies were conducted to evaluate a newly developed health-related fitness knowledge test within the framework of...
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The focus of expertise research moves constantly forward and includes cognitive factors, such as visual information perception and processing. In highly dynamic tasks, such as decision making in sports, these factors become more important to build a foundation for diagnostic systems and adaptive learning environments. Although most recent research...
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Recent studies have provided empirical evidence on the prognostic relevance of objective performance diagnostics in the soccer talent identification and development process. However, little is known about the prognostic validity of coaches' subjective evaluations of performance. This study evaluated objective and subjective assessments within a nat...
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By focusing on high experimental control and realistic presentation, the latest research in expertise assessment of soccer players demonstrates the importance of perceptual skills, especially in decision making. Our work captured omnidirectional in-field scenes displayed through virtual reality glasses to 12 expert players (picked by DFB), 10 regio...
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Talent research has recommended that multidimensional assessments of performance are needed to improve the identification and development of talented young athletes. However, factors such as the relative age effect may cloud our ability to assess factors related to performance. The aim of this study was to determine the extent of any relationship b...
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The main purpose of this cluster randomised controlled trial was to investigate the effects of a physical education (PE) intervention programme combining theoretical and practical components on students' knowledge, skills, abilities and motivation related to competence for a healthy active lifestyle. The intervention used learning tasks to combine...
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Decision-making is a central skill of basketball players intending to excel individually and contribute to their teams’ success. The assessment of such skills is particularly challenging in complex team sports. To address this challenge, this study aimed to conceptualize a reliable and valid video-based decision-making assessment in youth basketbal...
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Die zwischenmenschliche Beziehung zwischen Trainer und Sportler ist ein zentraler Faktor für deren erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit. Sie kann nicht nur zu einer positiven sportlichen Entwicklung, sondern auch zum individuellen Wohlbefinden und persönlichen Wachstum beider Personen beitragen. Nichtsdestotrotz durchläuft auch diese Beziehung Schwierigkeit...
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Mit der Einführung der Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga (NBBL, U19) und Jugend Basketball Bundesliga (JBBL, U16) wurden professionelle Strukturen zur Talentförderung im deutschen Basketball geschaffen. Ein Merkmal dieser Professionalisierung sind Scoutingdaten, die bei jedem Punktspiel erfasst werden. Im Rahmen einer prospektiven Kohortenstudie wurd...
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Testmanual des sensomotorischen Koordinationstests zur Talentdiagnostik von Fußballtorhütern in der frühen Adoleszenz.
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Bei der Talentsichtung und -förderung im Sport hat sich der Einsatz diagnostischer Verfahren als Ergänzung zur subjektiven Trainerbeurteilung etabliert. Insbesondere im Fußball kann auf eine Vielzahl von Testverfahren zurückgegriffen werden, die jedoch vor allem das Anforderungsprofil der Feldspieler in den Blick nehmen. Leistungsdiagnostische Verf...
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The influence of biological maturity status (BMS) on talent identification and development within elite youth soccer is critically debated. During adolescence, maturity-related performance differences within the same age group may cause greater chances of being selected for early maturing players. Therefore, coaches need to consider players’ BMS. W...
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The influence of biological maturity status (BMS) on talent identification and development within elite youth soccer is critically debated. During adolescence, maturity-related performance differences within the same age group may cause greater chances of being selected for early maturing players. Therefore, coaches need to consider players' BMS. W...
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Objectives This study aimed to develop a valid video-based diagnostic instrument that assesses decision-making with a sport-specific motor response. Methods A total of 86 German youth academy players (16.7 ± 0.9 years) viewed game situations projected on a large video screen and were required to make a decision by dribbling and passing to one of t...
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Latest research in expertise assessment of soccer players pronounced the importance of perceptual skills. Former research focused either on high experimental control or natural presentation mode. To assess perceptual skills of athletes, in an optimized manner, we captured omnidirectional in-field scenes, showed to 12 expert, 9 intermediate and 13 n...
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An optimal coaching style can result in the simultaneous fulfillment of individuals’ basic psychological needs of competence, autonomy, and relatedness. According to self-determination theory, such need fulfillment increases the likelihood that athletes will experience self-determined motivation, which, in turn, has been found to positively affect...
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(1) Background: Individuals have to effectively manage their physical activity in order to optimize the associated physical and psychological health benefits. Control competence allows the individual to structure and pace physical activity in a health-enhancing way. The concept was developed within a model of physical activity-related health compet...
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Researchers consider motivation a key determinant of physical activity. In physical education (PE) and youth sport, the more children and adolescents evaluate their teachers and coaches to be autonomy supportive, as opposed to controlling, the more self-determined they are in their motivation. Therefore, it appears valuable to help PE teachers and...
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Considering the scarce empirical evidence regarding talent predictors in female youth soccer, the present study aimed to investigate the long-term prognostic validity of elite female soccer players’ adolescent motor performance for future success in adulthood. Additionally, the three-year development of highly talented girls’ motor performance and...
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Nachhaltiger Erfolg von Sportverbänden und -vereinen basiert auf einer adäquaten Talentförderung. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Definitionen (Begabung, Expertise, Talent) werden Herangehensweisen der Talentforschung und Rahmenmodelle der Begabungs- und Expertiseforschung vorgestellt. Im Hauptteil werden sportpsychologische Merkmale wie kognitive Leis...
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Introduction: While research has provided valuable information about talent predictors, there is a gap regarding female soccer. This study analyzed the prognostic relevance of motor tests for players’ future selection level in female soccer and assessed the role of sex as a moderator variable. Methods: Within the German talent promotion program, N...
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Background One central goal of physical education in many countries is to empower students to be physically active throughout their lifespan. Physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO) encompasses physical, cognitive, and motivational elements associated with the individuals’ ability to be physically active in a health-enhancing way. To da...
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Within the multidimensional nature of soccer talent, recently there has been an increasing interest in psychological characteristics. The aim of this present research was to systematically review the predictive value of psychological talent predictors and provide better comprehension of the researchers’ methodological approaches and the empirical e...
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PRISMA checklist. From: Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG, The PRISMA Group (2009). Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. PLoS Med 6(7): e1000097. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed1000097. (DOCX)
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Several talent identification and development (TID) programs in soccer have implemented diagnostics to measure players’ motor performance. Yet, there is a lack of research investigating the relationship between motor development in adolescence and future, adult performance. This longitudinal study analyzed the three-year development of highly talen...
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Talent identification and selection in soccer is typically based on subjective evaluations of experienced coaches. Recently, there has been a trend to complement these subjective assessments with objective tests. However, there is currently no comprehensive overview of the prognostic relevance of objective measurements in youth soccer. Therefore, t...
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Several talent development programs in youth soccer have implemented motor diagnostics measuring performance factors. However, the predictive value of such tests for adult success is a controversial topic in talent research. This prospective cohort study evaluated the long-term predictive value of 1) motor tests and 2) players’ speed abilities (SA)...
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Relative age effects (RAEs) describe an overrepresentation of youths born early within annual age cohorts. An understanding of how talent selection procedures cause RAE emergence in talent development programmes facilitates specific advice for their reduction. This cross-sectional and longitudinal study investigated the location of RAE differences...
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Psychologisches Training und Coaching wird für die Praxis der Nachwuchsförderung im Fußball zunehmend wichtiger. Eine wissenschaftlich fundierte Diagnostik von psychologischen Merkmalen wird dabei als eine zentrale Voraussetzung zur Optimierung dieser praktischen Arbeit gesehen. Der vorliegende Beitrag skizziert ein Forschungsprojekt, dessen Ziel e...
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Psychological training and coaching is becoming increasingly important for the practical support of young competitive athletes. Using the example of football (soccer), in this article a research project is outlined, whose objective was to examine the importance of the psychological characteristics of talented footbal players to establish an empiric...
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In the debate about the usefulness of motor diagnostics in the talent identification process, the prognostic validity for tests conducted in early adolescence is of critical interest. Using a group- and individual-based statistical approach, this prospective cohort study evaluated a nationwide assessment of speed abilities and technical skills rega...
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Objectives: This study examined the relationship of talented soccer players' psychological characteristics with current and future performance. Design: Both a cross-sectional and a prospective design were used. Method: The sample consisted of 2677 U12 players in the German talent development program. Self-report questionnaires captured psychologica...
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Adolescence is regarded as a key developmental phase in the course of talented football players’ careers. The present study focuses on early adolescent players’ development of achievement motives, volitional components, and self-referential cognitions. Based on the multidimensional and dynamic nature of talent, the development of multifaceted perso...
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This systematic review includes 34 studies examining the effects of school-based physical activity interventions on students' health-related fitness knowledge. The study design, methodological quality, and effectiveness of interventions on students' health-related fitness knowledge were analysed. The majority of the studies (79.4%) revealed signifi...
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The present study analyzes whether a multifaceted, football-specific and age-appropriate, Internet-based test battery in the talent development program of the German Football Association has acceptable psychometric properties in terms of reliability and validity. Additionally, the manuscript examines if this survey is affected by socially desirable...
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Abstract This study examined the disturbing effects of relative age on the talent identification process in the talent development programme of the German Football Association. The bias in the selection rate was examined via the extent of relative age effects. The bias in motor performance diagnostics was analysed by comparing the motor performance...
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Abstract The utilisation of motor performance tests for talent identification in youth sports is discussed intensively in talent research. This article examines the reliability, differential stability and validity of the motor diagnostics conducted nationwide by the German football talent identification and development programme and provides refere...
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Numerous studies have confirmed direct health effects of interventions with a physical activity component on students without providing sufficient information on the contents or the degree to which the programs have been carried out. The empirical evidence of the indirect health effects of physical education is weaker. In this article the focus is...
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Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the effects of a school-based health-promotion programme in physical education (PE) on sixth grade German students' motor performance, BMI and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In a quasi-experimental design, 516 students (54.7% girls) were assigned to either the intervention group (IG) that receive...
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Adolescence is regarded as a key developmental phase in the course of talented football players' careers. The present study focuses on early adolescent players' development of achievement motives, volitional components, and self-referential cognitions. Based on the multidimensional and dynamic nature of talent, the development of multifaceted perso...
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While achievement motivation influences success in elite sports, the empirical knowledge on its manifold aspects and its development is quite rudimentary, especially in disability sports. This study analyzes motivation of athletes with a disability (N=73) as opposed to athletes without a disability (N=156). We surveyed these German elite athletes (...
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Welche Wahrnehmungsprozesse laufen in einem Sportspiel wie ab? Wie und wann fällt z. B. die Entscheidung für Passen oder Torschuss? Wie entsteht Angst im Turnunterricht, und wie lässt sie sich abbauen? Wie kann man erreichen, dass sich Menschen einen bewegungsaktiveren Lebensstil aneignen? Fördert Schulsport die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung von Kinde...
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Objectives To review the effectiveness of school-based interventions with a physical activity component by measuring changes in psychological determinants, physical activity, and health outcomes.DesignSystematic Review.Method We conducted a literature search of school-based controlled studies that involved a physical activity intervention targeting...
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Objectives: The present study tested the effectiveness of a theory-based intervention (VIN-CET) aimed to promote physical activity and to improve health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation. Design: Program effectiveness was evaluated by means of a quasi-experiment with a longitudinal sample of 485 individuals with cardiovascular disea...