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AROSTEGI, Bingen; GONI, Alfredo; ZUBILLAGA, Asier  and  INFANTE, Guillermo. High-performance football young player's physical self-concept. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp.9-14. ISSN 1989-5879.

This study is intended to clarify differences in physical self-concept among high-performance football young players and students of the same age. Participating in the study 216 people (114 players, high-performance 112 students who have no status as elite players,) between 14 and 23 years; the players are divided, in turn, 59 junior and 55 senior, corresponding to the 14 age group to 17 and 18 to 23 years. For the measurement of self-concept questionnaire was used physical self (CAF), Goñi, Ruiz de Azua and Rodriguez (2006), composed of the following scales: physical ability, physical condition, physical attractiveness, physical strength and general physical self-concept as general self-concept. The results show that the group of elite players gets higher scores, statistically significant, than the group of non-elite players in five of the six dimensions of physical self-concept: skill, fitness, attractiveness, strength and self general physical self-concept but not in general, however, there are not differences between elite novel players and elite veteran players.

Keywords : Physical self-concept; soccer; high-performance players.

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