Associate Professor Sports & Talent

Marije is associate professor on the topic of Sports & Talent at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Her main interest lies in the field of performance development towards expertise in various sports. Her studies are characterized by their longitudinal design, focusing on multidimensional performance characteristics of both the youth athletes and their environment. With her PhD, master and Bachelor students, she aims to not only unravel theoretical mechanisms but also to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Besides her work at the university, she is trainer/coach of youth speed skaters of ‘de IJsster’. In her younger years, she was a competitive speed skater and cyclist herself, racing for the Farm Frites Hartol women team in 1999, with team captain Leontien Zijlaard- van Moorsel. Her presentation at Science and Cycling is titled: ‘Gearing up to the World Tour level – more than ‘just’ power output’.

Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands



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