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Talent identification

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Talent identification

  1. 1.  What is talent identification and development? Current methods Results Limitations Implications Further research Conclusions
  2. 2.  The process of Such as: identifying promising  Anthropometry young talent and  Physiology accelerating its  Psychology progress  Sociology Usually achieved by  Physical and motor abilities assessing a number of  Game specific skills variables via a battery  Injury epidemiology of tests  Training history  Match experience  Perceptual cognitive skills
  3. 3. Fig. 1. Key stages in the talent identification and development process (adapted from Williams and Franks, 1998).
  4. 4.  The talent is exposed to specialised coaching and training Providing the most appropriate learning environment to realize their potential Giftedness Talent
  5. 5.  Anthropometry Physiology Psychology Sociology Physical and motor abilities Game specific skills Injury epidemiology
  6. 6.  Current methodology can identify talented youth athletes Combination of cross sectional and longitudinal methods Multi dimensional approach becoming more widely used No consensus of current methods and there effectiveness
  7. 7.  Relative Age Effect (RAE) factor Variation in assessment Models for identification Maturation factors Dynamic nature of talent and its development
  8. 8.  Variety of testing methods = accurate assessment Psychological profiling and support Sociological support Genetic and injury history Measurement of maturation level Long term approach to testing and monitoring measures
  9. 9.  long term development measured in progress rather than performance longitudinal process that also combines elements of the cross sectional design Investigating the effect of maturation on talent identification Effect of long term talent identification on female athletes
  10. 10.  Multi dimensional approach Sport specific testing Monitor progress, rather than performance Further scientific research
  11. 11. Le Gall, F., Carling, C., Williams, M., & Reilly, T. Anthropometric and fitness characteristics of international, professional and amateur male graduate soccer players from an elite youth academy. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,2010, 13: 90-95.Meylan, C., Cronin, J., Oliver, J., & Hughes, M. Talent Identification in Soccer: The Role of Maturity Status on Physical, Physiological and Technical Characteristics. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. 2010, 5 (4): 571-592.Schorer, J., Baker, J., Büsch, D., Wilhelmz, A., & Pabst, J. Relative age, talent identification and youth skill development: Do relatively younger athletes have superior technical skills? Talent Development & Excellance technical skills. 2009, 1 (1): 45-56.Spamer, E. J. Talent identification and development in youth rugby players: A research review. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2009, 31 (2): 109-118.Vaeyens,R.,Lenoir, M., Williams, A.M. and Philippaerts,R. M.Talent Identification and Development Programmes in Sport Current Models and Future Directions. Sports Medicine, 2008, 38 (9): 703-714.Williams, A.W. & Reilly, T. Talent identification and development in soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2000, 18, 657-667.

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