FACTORS AFFECTING ATHLETE ABILITY OF THAI YOUTH ATHLETES
The purpose of this research is to study the factors influencing Thai youth athlete ability. This research was a quantitative research. The population was young athletes who have participated in national sporting events. The sample was computed using 20 times greater than the number of the observed variables. A total of 340 young athletes were collected using simple random sampling. The instrumental data collection was a questionnaire created according to the guidelines found in the literature and adapted to the local context. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data and structural equation model analysis was used to test hypotheses. The results showed that athlete training, self-development, coaching athlete, and motivation for athlete influenced athlete ability, explaining 94 percent of the variance.