Livingston, L. (2021). The correlation between climate and professional soccer player production in Canada. The Young Researcher, 5(1), 122-131.
In this study, the relationship between Canadian professional soccer player production and regional climate is quantitatively assessed. The correlation between these two variables is determined using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and thoroughly discussed. All Canadian provinces were examined, with climate data being retrieved from the Government of Canada’s climate normal data. The territories were not considered. The correlation coefficient between average annual temperature and professional player production was found to be 0.60, a strong positive correlation. The correlation between average annual precipitation was determined to be negligible at 0.08. The findings of this study indicate that generally, Canadian provinces and territories with high average annual temperatures and high average annual precipitation rates have moderately high rates of professional soccer player production compared to other Canadian provinces.
Keywords: soccer, soccer development, sports development, climate, professional sports, Canadian soccer