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  • 1. GCE AS Physical Education Talent Identification and Development
  • 2. What is Talent ID • Process of identifying potential sports talent in young people • Provide supportive pathways to reach potential
  • 3. Its not that simple! What are we looking for?
  • 4. High levels of physical and mental attributes – – – – – – – – – Fitness Coordination Power Speed Stamina Balance Agility Technique Tactical Awareness – – – – Desire Determination Mental toughness Commitment
  • 5. Talent ID varies between sports • Closed Loop Sports – – – – – Rowing Canoeing Cycling Swimming Weight Lifting • Open Loop Sports – – – – – Football Rugby Basketball Tennis Hockey
  • 6. • What are the differences between closed and open loop sports? • Is Talent ID more accurate in Closed loop sports or Open loop sports?
  • 7. Talent ID in East Germany • A front runner in Talent ID • Highly successful sporting nation • Tool for raising the profile of their country at Olympics etc • Talent ID became integral part of school sport
  • 8. Read Pages 125 and tell me what you know! • All children were screened for potential at the age of seven • Results were analysed by NSF • Children invited to attend regular training • At the age of ten children were transferred to sports boarding school with links to elite clubs • 6 hours sport 2 hours academic
  • 9. • On graduation they went to one of eight national centres to continue their development • Facilities • Coaches • Sport Science and technology This model is used the world over – in one form or another!
  • 10. Talent Identification in Australia • AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) Similar to the East German high performance centres • Poor performance at Montreal Olympics in 1978 • Government review of elite sports system • Outcome: Central focus for identifying and nurturing talent
  • 11. • AIS opened in 1981 • Scholarships to over 600 elite athletes in 32 sports • Top class facilities/coaches/medical etc • A further 7 satellite institutes • Developed ‘Sport Search’ • A bank of fitness and basic body measurements to identify a best fit sport for individuals
  • 12. • Part of nation wide 2 year talent search in every high school in the build up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000 • Any successful participant invited to screening at institute of sport • Successful but only considered elitist • Only 2% invited back
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