High levels of physical and mental attributes– Fitness– Coordination – Desire– Power – Determination– Speed – Mental toughness– Stamina – Commitment– Balance– Agility– Technique– Tactical Awareness
Talent ID varies between sports• Closed Loop Sports • Open Loop Sports – Rowing – Football – Canoeing – Rugby – Cycling – Basketball – Swimming – Tennis – Weight Lifting – Hockey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzelKQHh5w4
• What are the differences between closed and open loop sports?• Is Talent ID more accurate in Closed loop sports or Open loop sports?
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
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
• 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!
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
• 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
• 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