Background and activities

Finished his master degree in Sport Science in 2004, entitled Soccer and Talent. Has since 2004 work at NTNU as a researcher, advisor and works now as a assistent professor in sport science at the department of sociology and political science. Sæthers research interests include; talent development, youth sport and physical activity.

Research projects: (in norwegian)
- Fotball og talent (Football and Talent)
- Fotballakademiene (Football academies)
- Veien til toppen (Road to the top)
- Trenerundersøkelsen 2012 (The Coach survey)
- Oppvekst i bygder (Adolescence in rural environment)
- Fysisk aktivitet (Physical activity)

Selected publications:


  • Sæther, Stig Arve & Aspvik, Nils Petter (2014) Norwegian football academy players - assessing personal skills as a result of self-organized training. ECSS conference. Amsterdam 2014-07-02 - 2014-07-05.
  • Mehus, Ingar & Sæther, Stig Arve (2014) Goal orientation, intrinsic motivation and exerted effort. ECSS conference. Amsterdam 2014-07-02 - 2014-07-05.
  • Sæther, Stig Arve & Solberg, Harry Arne (2014) European football: The challenges of giving young players time and space. EURAM, Valencia, 3-7 June.
  • Sæther, Stig Arve (2013) Talent development in soccer: a question of top-level clubs budget and table position? ECSS konferanse. Barcelona. 2013-06-26 - 2013-06-30.
  • Sæther, Stig Arve (2007) Soccer coaches understanding of talent in soccer. ISSA & ISHPES konferanse. ISSA & ISHPES; København. 2007-07-31 - 2007-08-05.,


Postal address

Department of Sociology and Political Science Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway