James Dugdale

james dugdale

Dr James Dugdale

Lecturer

Biography

James H Dugdale is a research professional boasting a decade of evidenced applied and academic experience in applied sport science. Specialising in the preparation, identification, and development of adolescent soccer athletes, James has a wealth of experience working with youth athletes, coaches, and parents in both a research and applied setting. As a practitioner, James has worked as a strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist across multiple sports and with abilities ranging from professional sports teams to novices. James previously completed a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Stirling working on an Innovate UK and industry funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership developing a talent identification and development platform for youth soccer players. James also completed a PhD studentship match-funded by the University of Stirling and Soccer PDP in the same discipline. James has demonstrated his scholarly abilities through academic teaching, peer-reviewed publications, student supervision, oral presentations, and industry consultancy.

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Men Are from Quartile One, Women Are from? Relative Age Effect in European Soccer and the Influence of Age, Success, and Playing Status

Journal Article
Andrew, M., Finnegan, L., Datson, N., & Dugdale, J. H. (2022)
Men Are from Quartile One, Women Are from? Relative Age Effect in European Soccer and the Influence of Age, Success, and Playing Status. Children, 9(11), Article 1747. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9111747
The relative age effect (RAE) is characterised by an overrepresentation of athletes born earlier in the selection year. Whilst an RAE is consistently evident in male soccer, e...

Making the Cut: Coaches and the Deselection of Young Athletes

Book Chapter
Neely, K. C., & Dugdale, J. H. (2022)
Making the Cut: Coaches and the Deselection of Young Athletes. In M. Toms, & R. Jeanes (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport (175-184). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003199359-20
Deselection (or being cut) is the elimination of an athlete from a competitive sport team based on the decisions of the coach. Deselection requires coaches to make judgments a...

Progression from youth to professional soccer: A longitudinal study of successful and unsuccessful academy graduates

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., Sanders, D., Myers, T., Williams, A. M., & Hunter, A. M. (2021)
Progression from youth to professional soccer: A longitudinal study of successful and unsuccessful academy graduates. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 31(S1), 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13701
To optimize use of available resources, professional academies develop strategies to assess, monitor, and evaluate players as they progress through adolescence toward adulthoo...

Selected, Deselected, and Reselected: A Case Study Analysis of Attributes Associated With Player Reselection Following Closure of a Youth Soccer Academy

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., McRobert, A. P., & Unnithan, V. B. (2021)
Selected, Deselected, and Reselected: A Case Study Analysis of Attributes Associated With Player Reselection Following Closure of a Youth Soccer Academy. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3, https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.633124
Considering the perceived benefit of early recruitment and the time and resources spent developing youth players, individuals released from talent development programmes are o...

“He’s Just a Wee Laddie”: The Relative Age Effect in Male Scottish Soccer

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., McRobert, A. P., & Unnithan, V. B. (2021)
“He’s Just a Wee Laddie”: The Relative Age Effect in Male Scottish Soccer. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.633469
Significant structural, developmental, and financial constraints exist in Scottish soccer that may predicate a different approach to talent identification and development. To ...

A case study comparison of objective and subjective evaluation methods of physical qualities in youth soccer players

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., Sanders, D., Myers, T., Williams, A. M., & Hunter, A. M. (2020)
A case study comparison of objective and subjective evaluation methods of physical qualities in youth soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(11-12), 1304-1312. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1766177
Subjective and objective assessments may be used congruently when making decisions regarding player recruitment in soccer, yet there have been few attempts to examine the leve...

Transformational parenting and coaching on mental toughness and physical performance in adolescent soccer players: The moderating effect of athlete age

Journal Article
Murray, R. M., Dugdale, J. H., Habeeb, C. M., & Arthur, C. A. (2021)
Transformational parenting and coaching on mental toughness and physical performance in adolescent soccer players: The moderating effect of athlete age. European Journal of Sport Science, 21(4), 580-589. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2020.1765027
Both parent and coach leadership behaviours are instrumental to adolescent athlete development. Researchers, however, are yet to examine parent and coach leadership influences...

Reliability of Change of Direction and Agility Assessments in Youth Soccer Players

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., Sanders, D., & Hunter, A. M. (2020)
Reliability of Change of Direction and Agility Assessments in Youth Soccer Players. Sports, 8(4), 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports8040051
Considering the vast physical and neural developments experienced throughout adolescence, the reliability of physical performance may vary in youth populations. This study aim...

Tensiomyography Derived Parameters Reflect Skeletal Muscle Architectural Adaptations Following 6-Weeks of Lower Body Resistance Training

Journal Article
Wilson, M. T., Ryan, A. M. F., Vallance, S. R., Dias-Dougan, A., Dugdale, J. H., Hunter, A. M., …Macgregor, L. J. (2019)
Tensiomyography Derived Parameters Reflect Skeletal Muscle Architectural Adaptations Following 6-Weeks of Lower Body Resistance Training. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01493
Measurement of muscle specific contractile properties in response to resistance training (RT) can provide practitioners valuable information regarding physiological status of ...

Influence of the “Slingshot” Bench Press Training Aid on Bench Press Kinematics and Neuromuscular Activity in Competitive Powerlifters

Journal Article
Dugdale, J. H., Hunter, A. M., Di Virgilio, T. G., Macgregor, L. J., & Hamilton, D. L. (2019)
Influence of the “Slingshot” Bench Press Training Aid on Bench Press Kinematics and Neuromuscular Activity in Competitive Powerlifters. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 33(2), 327-336. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000001853
This study examined the acute effects of the “Slingshot” (SS) on bench press performance, prime mover surface electromyographic (sEMG) amplitude, and barbell velocity during m...

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