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Talent transfer presentation

  1. 1. Talent TransferSports Coaching PedagogyJoe cramp
  2. 2. What is Talent Transfer? Talent transfer occurs, either through an athlete seeking out opportunities for themselves or through a coach that ‘releases’ an athlete with sufficient time to try an alternative sport. The alternate sport will have similar movement skills, physiological requirements, and/or tactical components to their earlier sport.
  3. 3. Talent Transfer Motivation The switch is prompted by an injury, a plateau in performance, a reduction in motivation, or retirement. Talent transfer can also occur through formalised talent identification and development programs that are coordinated by sporting organisations and/or institutes of sport.
  4. 4. The only way is up! Through the most basic level of talent transfer; it prolongs athletes careers. Talent transfer is particularly worthwhile for athletes who have already experienced somewhat successful careers in a previous sport. Disadvantages or negative consequences of talent transfer are virtually non-existent.
  5. 5. Transfer vs. Identification Athletes advance quickly in their new sports. Previous skill sets are used to enhance progression through new development stages. Minimises adolescent maturational issues associated with talent development. Maximises return on investments made to the athlete’s involvement in their earlier sport
  6. 6. Coaching the transfer The coach must first distinguish the positive and negative characteristics that the athlete will bring to the alternate sport. Following this the coach can then deliberate a coaching program to eliminate the negatives and fast track the positives into the alternate sport.
  7. 7. What elite athletes bring:Positives:highly motivated and goal orientedaccomplished in current sportgreat self-management skillsgood work ethicproven performer in competition environmentsno bad technical habits.
  8. 8. Is that all you need? Recent discoverys by the AIS coaches, have found more then just a set of psychological skills is need for talent transfer into an alternate sport; but a physical skill set suitable is needed to succeed at the alternate sport. Tests and screening process are now in place to find the skill sets needed for various sports.
  9. 9. Athlete problemsWhen transferring to an alternate sport athletes mayexperience: skill, physiology and motivation not in balance — coaches may need to help minimise injury and overtraining can be frustrated by inferior coaching and support environments impatient for success — needs to be carefully managed through realistic progressions.
  10. 10. Ice novice to Winter Olympian
  11. 11. The Transfer idea In 2002 the skeleton was re-introduced back into the winter Olympics. At the time the number of athletes which competed in the skeleton was very small (approx. 100 registered women) The Australian sports commission and Australian institute of sport sore this as an opportunity to break into the sport
  12. 12. A set of skillsScientists find characteristics that would lead to winning anOlympic gold medal, they found:Start timeLarge correlation with pushing the sled and upright running times Scientists went on a nation wide search for track and beach sprinters.
  13. 13. Surfboard to Sled After 7 months of vigorous training 4 people were chosen who had never been on the snow until the program began. The team included a two-time Junior World Champion in the beach sprint event for surf lifesaving, an international level track sprinter, a national level beach and track sprinter with surfing experience, and an athlete with national level experience in both beach sprinting and gymnastics.
  14. 14. Transfer of talent With less than 14 months on-ice experience, the team qualified one member to compete in the winter Olympics. One Olympic cycle later and 5 years sliding experience Australia qualified 2 members of there team who finished 10th and 12th.
  15. 15. Who are yourfavorite talenttransfer athletes? © Clive Mason/Getty Images
  16. 16. References 1. Gardner, A.S., Martin, D.T., Gulbin, J., Doney, G.E., Jenkins, D.G. & Hahn, A.G. (2002). Laboratory and velodrome sprint cycling power in female cyclists in response to 6 weeks of training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement 1: S337 2. Halson, S., Martin, D.T., Gardner, A.S., Fallon, K. & Gulbin, J.P. (2006). Persistent fatigue in a female sprint cyclist after a talent-transfer initiative. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1, 65-69. 3. Oldenziel, K., Gagne, F. & Gulbin J.P. (2004). Factors affecting the rate of athlete of athlete development from novice to senior elite: how applicable is the 10-year rule? Abstract presented at the Pre-Olympic Congress, Athens, 6-11 August, 2004. 4. Bullock, N., Gulbin, J.P., Martin, D.T., Ross, A., Holland, T. & Marino, F. (2009). Talent identification and deliberate programming in skeleton: Ice novice to Winter Olympian in 14 months. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(4), 397-404. 5. Hughes, Clara (2011). Clara Hughes: O.C., O.M., Olympic Athlete. Retreived from http://www.clara-hughes.com/ 6. UK Sport (2011). Talent Identification & Development. Retrieved from http://www.uksport.gov.uk/pages/talent-id/ 7. Gulbin, J. & Ackland, T. (2009). Talent identification and profiling. In Ackland, T., Elliott, B. & Bloomfield, J. (Eds). Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Champaign IL, Human Kinetics, p. 11-26.