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Type :thesis
Subject :GV Recreation Leisure
Main Author :Tan, Angelina Li San
Title :Developmental pathways of Malaysian youth athletes in the national sports schools
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Sains Sukan dan Kejurulatihan
Year of Publication :2022
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
The main objective of this research was to examine the development of the Malaysian youth athletes in the national sports schools. Athletes (n=117) from eight sports (squash, archery, athletics, fencing, swimming, netball, hockey, volleyball) participated in the study. The first study examined the athletes practice history prior being selected into the institutions. Data on sport specific milestones, type and amount of practice engaged and involvement in other sports were obtained using the Athlete Developmental Pathway Questionnaire. The individual sport athletes (squash, archery, athletics, fencing, swimming) achieved most of the sports milestones later but went on to higher levels of competitions earlier, compared to team sport athletes (p


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