Institute of Sports Science

Prof. Dr. Oliver Höner

Phone: 07071 / 29-72087
Fax: 07071 / 29-2078

Consultation time: more

Room: 104 (Wilhelmstr. 124, first floor)


1998 First State Examination for Teaching Degree in Secondary Schools in the Subjects Pedagogy, Math and Sports Science, University of Bielefeld, Germany
1998- 2004 Research Assistant in the Department “Movement Science”, Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science, University of Bielefeld, Germany
2000 Coaching Licence in Football (UEFA A Licence)
2001- 2002 Research Assistant in the Project "Between Motivation and Volition – The explanatory value of the Rubikon Model for Sport Game Actions” (Funded by Germany's Federal Institute of Sports Science (BISp))
2003 PhD., Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science, University of Bielefeld, Germany (Thesis „Entscheidungshandeln im Sportspiel Fußball – eine Analyse im Lichte der Rubikontheorie“ / “Decision Making in Football – An Analysis in the Context of the Rubicon Theory”)

Winner of the Research Award presented by the German Sport Federation (Carl-Diem-Plakette 2003/04)

Dissertation Award, University of Bielefeld 2004 (Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft)

2004- 2007 Assistant Professor for Sport Psychology and Adapted Physical Activity, Institute of Sports Science, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
2007 Intermediate Evaluation of the Assistant Professorship for Sport Psychology and Adapted Physical Activity, Institute of Social Science, Media and Sports Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
since 2007 Professor for Sport Science with focus on Sport Psychology and Research Methods, Institute of Sports Science, University Tübingen, Germany

Research Areas


Current Publications

Leyhr, D., Raabe, J., Schultz, F., Kelava, A., & Höner, O. (2020). The adolescent motor performance development of elite female soccer players: A study of prognostic relevance for future success in adulthood using multilevel modelling. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(11-12), 1342-1351. doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.1686940 [full text as pdf]

Höner, O., Larkin, P., Leber, T., & Feichtinger, P. (2020). Talentauswahl und -entwicklung im Sport. In J. Schüler, M. Wegner, & H. Plessner (Eds.), Sportpsychologie: Grundlagen und Anwendung (pp. 499-530). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. [more]

Raabe, J., Readdy, T., & Höner, O. (2020). Fulfillment of basic psychological needs: a qualitative investigation of strategies used by elite youth soccer coaches. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, 50, 229–240. doi:10.1007/s12662-019-00640-y [more]

Höner, O., Raabe, J., Murr, D., & Leyhr, D. (2019). Prognostic relevance of motor tests in elite girls’ soccer: a five-year prospective cohort study within the German talent promotion program. Science and Medicine in Football, 3(4), 287-296. doi:10.1080/24733938.2019.1609069 [full text as pdf]

Raabe, J., Schmidt, K., Carl, J., & Höner, O. (2019). The effectiveness of autonomy support interventions with physical education teachers and youth sport coaches: A systematic review. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41, 345-355. [more]

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