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Training the specialised youth athlete: a supportive classification model to keep them playing

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  • Contributors All authors made substantial contributions to the conception and writing of this editorial, approved the final version of the manuscript and are accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Competing interests TG works as a consultant to several high-performance organizations, including sporting teams, industry, military and higher education institutions. He serves in a voluntary capacity as a senior associate editor of BJSM. NJ is an advisor to Pickup Sports, Inc. and is the director of Pickup Sports Foundation.

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