Norwegian School of Sports Sciences (NSSS)

Norwegian School of Sports Sciences

The NSSS PAPA research team has broad competence in conducting research on organized youth sport. Issues covered include the psychology and sociology of coaching in soccer and other team sports. Our research is centered on team games, pilule learning, communication and leadership as well as on motivational climate issues in youth sport. In particular we have focused on the influence of motivational climates on social-emotional and social-moral outcomes of young peoples’ sport participation.


Professor Yngvar Ommundsen
Associate Professor Lars Tore Ronglan
Baard Solstad (PhD student)

Papa News
PAPA Featured on Horizon 2020

An article about the PAPA Project has been featured on the Horizon 2020 website. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years.

End of Project Dissemination Conference

To mark the formal conclusion of the PAPA project, store at the end of September 2013 members of the PAPA Project came together to present their findings at a special one-day event.