Exploring Correlations Between the Monetary Size of a Soccer Club and the Success of its Youth Program at Player Development

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Title:
Exploring Correlations Between the Monetary Size of a Soccer Club and the Success of its Youth Program at Player Development
Author:
Bailey, Egan Conrad
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Soccer is an extremely popular and lucrative sport played worldwide. Players from all around the world are scouted at young ages for soccer talent. The most talented young prospects may earn a chance to train at the academy of a professional soccer club. This thesis explores the correlations between the monetary size of European soccer clubs and the relative success or failure of their academy, based on analyzing a pool of several thousand individuals using self-made determinants of success and classifications. The unfortunate result is that there is effectively no correlation between the two variables. Although there are many factors that contribute to the success or failure of an academy, this paper concludes that individual club academy failures or successes to develop these players depends largely on the risks that clubs are willing to take on young academy players. Academies at clubs that are unsuccessful must be more risk-averse than their competitors.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Marketing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Viswanathan, Madhu

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleExploring Correlations Between the Monetary Size of a Soccer Club and the Success of its Youth Program at Player Developmenten_US
dc.creatorBailey, Egan Conraden
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Egan Conraden
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractSoccer is an extremely popular and lucrative sport played worldwide. Players from all around the world are scouted at young ages for soccer talent. The most talented young prospects may earn a chance to train at the academy of a professional soccer club. This thesis explores the correlations between the monetary size of European soccer clubs and the relative success or failure of their academy, based on analyzing a pool of several thousand individuals using self-made determinants of success and classifications. The unfortunate result is that there is effectively no correlation between the two variables. Although there are many factors that contribute to the success or failure of an academy, this paper concludes that individual club academy failures or successes to develop these players depends largely on the risks that clubs are willing to take on young academy players. Academies at clubs that are unsuccessful must be more risk-averse than their competitors.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineMarketingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorViswanathan, Madhuen
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