Från dröm till verklighet : En kvantitativ studie kring en ishockeyspelares chanser att nå elitnivå

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Umeå universitet/Pedagogiska institutionen

Sammanfattning: Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Sweden. Despite its small population, Sweden is one of the most successful ice hockey nations in the world. But who gets the chance to play on the highest level? and what determines this? North American and German studies have shown that birth date, and wherea player grew up, can have an influence on player development. The purpose of the study was to increase the knowledge of the factors that influence selected 15-year-old ice hockey players' way to the elite level. This study had a qualitative approach and the data was collected from a large database. The study included 2303 players born in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1994 whom either had played the Swedish tournament TV-pucken or have established themselves as elite hockey players. The result showed that playing for an elite club and growing up in a large region increased the chance for a player to play on elite level. A reverse RAE appeared in this study, players who was born in the third or fourth quarter of the year had increased chances to play at elite level. The conclusion is that this study contributes to adeeper understanding on selection, the reversed RAE and how the chances increase if you are born in the right place and play for the right club.

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