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Mathias Haugaasen

Associate Professor
Department of Coaching and Psychology
+47 23 26 24 37

Area of responsibility

Teaching and reaserch within Coaching and Football


Player- and expertise development in football. Growth, maturation and development. Coaching and parents. Developmental and performance psychology. Talent identification and selection.


Bachelor and Master: Football coaching. Developing children and youth within sport. Growth, maturation and skill development. Identification and selection processes. The role of parents and coaches in youth sport.

Short biography


Mathias Haugaasen works as an associate professor in Coaching and Football at the section of Coaching and Psychology. He has a Cand.Mag (2003), Master (2006), and a PhD (2015) from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), in addition to being a UEFA A-licensed football coach. The PhD focused on player- and expertise development in football and was conducted in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre of Football Excellence, while the Cand.Mag and Master both involved elements from the area of Sport Management. Haugaasen has his lecturing background from high school level and the NSSS, the latter mainly within coach and teachers education. Additionally, he is lecturing at various coach courses in Norway and abroad. Within football, his main role has been coach but also involved different roles including sport director, analyst, and scout.


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