We recently spend an enjoyable afternoon up at the Football CV Academy, profiling young footballers who hope to be successful in the major league. The Academy develops and trains these young hopefuls and provides them with opportunities to demonstrate their skills to talent scouts from major clubs.
For part one of our research project, we got them to complete a couple of personality questionnaires that a) look at how they like to “work” and b) how they see the role of luck and skill in their own success. For the purposes of this project, we’re considering what they undertake at the Academy as their work – it is, after all, the first step on their own career ladder.
Subsequent parts of our research will look at the implications of personality for young footballers’ development and coaching, but also how they handle the challenges associated with ‘trying out’ for successful teams around the country.
The Academy recently blogged about their experience and we look forward to meeting with them again in the coming weeks to provide feedback and present our findings. You can read their own blog post here.
We’d like to thank them for their hospitality and look forward to meeting with them all again soon.