Talent development in sport: A critical review of pathways.

Talent Identification and Development in Sport Angela Julia Abbott A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement of Edinburgh University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Studies Edinburgh University January 2006.

Over the past decades, the topic of talent development has been of increasing scientific interest in sports and other performance domains. This review elaborates on the prominent factors of talent.

Talent Identification and Development in Sport by Alice.

This review aims to examine the most significant research regarding the development of talent in sport, with a focus on the quantity and type of practice necessary for the attainment of expertise. A total of 54 peer-reviewed empirical articles were collected and analysed for their content.Talent Development: A Guide for Practice and Research Within Sport. Article (PDF Available) in Quest -Illinois- National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education- 57 (4):353-375.Develop a talent system in England that produces higher quality athletes throughout the entire pathway, including performance foundations, and environments that deliver a positive development experience and encourage retention in the sport system. Inclusion. Ensure England Talent Pathways are accessible and inclusive to all who have the ability and potential.


Talent development is done through career development programmes for senior executives involving a variety of interventions including coaching and mentoring. The information on the talent within the organisation helps with establishing recruitment strategies, while retention.Understanding the development of talent has been a major challenge across the arts, education, and particularly sports. Here, we show that a dynamic network model predicts typical individual developmental patterns, which for a few athletes result in exceptional achievements. We first validated the model on individual trajectories of famous athletes (Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Sidney.

The development of talent across a range of achievement domains, such as music, art, science, and sport, is a classic area of psychological research. Over the past 20 years or so, a robust body of talent development research has been published in the sport psychology literature.

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The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the different predictors of talent and the ways of developing talent. Learners will be able to devise programmes for the identification and development of talent in different sports.

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P6 describe one current talent development programme in a selected sport M3 evaluate one current talent development programme in a selected sport P7 using a standard structure, design a talent development programme for a selected sport. (IE1, IE2, IE4, CT3) M4 explain the chosen activities for a talent development programme for a selected sport.

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This is equally true within the talent system. British and English sport has proved the talent and high-performance system is capable of remarkable things when it puts its collective mind to a task. The world’s best talent system is an ambitious and achievable vision. Phil Smith Executive Director of Sport.

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Development Programme within the England Talent Pathway (detailed in the diagram below). The key aim of the programme is to identify and nurture talent, whilst promoting self-development and education both within and outside.

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Moreover in the talent identification process (and development stage) physical stature is not a reliable indicator of future success within sport (Abbott et al., 2005) and a number of other aspects such as psychological traits and basic technical skill should be considered which can be developed and monitored over the talent development process.

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Talent selection is the culling of players with the current ability to participate and be successful in events taking place in the near future. Talent identification, on the other hand, is the prediction of future performance based upon an evaluation of current physical, technical, tactical and psychological qualities.

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Talent development issues are global and not exclusive to team sports athletes.1The one unifying factor is that because of the many factors associated with growth, development, and maturation, the same strategies employed with elite adult athletes are unlikely to be sustainable in adolescents.

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The assessment of physical abilities in talent identification, particularly in team sports, is common practice in professional sport (2). Talent identification may be influenced by many physical attributes and bio-motor abilities; such as speed, power, strength, and aerobic capacity (3).

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