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Eliminating the dichotomy between theory and practice in talent identification and development: considering the role of psychology
It is proposed that talent needs to be reconceptualized so that talent identification and talent development processes are perceived to be dynamic and interrelated, and the need to place greater emphasis on the capacity of a child to develop in sport and the psychological factors that underpin this process is highlighted.
Talent Development: A Guide for Practice and Research Within Sport
The transformation of talented youngsters into senior world-beaters is a topic of interest for practitioners and researchers alike. Unfortunately there is a dearth of research to guide the…
The coaching schematic: Validation through expert coach consensus
A model of coaching in the form of a schematic that reflects the coaching process from both a content and information-processing stance is offered and confirmed that the schematic was valid and could form the basis of focused interventions in coaching development.
Effective Talent Development: The Elite Coach Perspective in UK Sport
Research to effectively inform the design and conduct of talent development environments (TDEs) is sparse, especially relating to the goals and systems involved. Accordingly, this paper provides a…
A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of a 'State of the Art' Talent Identification Model
Sport Interactive is a talent identification (TI) program that matches young people to sports based on proficiency on 11 simple physical and performance tasks. An evaluation of the program with…
Development of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire for Sport
- Russell Martindale, D. Collins, T. Westbury
- Education, PsychologyJournal of sports sciences
- 6 August 2010
The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire appears to be a promising psychometric instrument that can potentially be useful for education and formative review in applied settings, and as a measurement tool in talent development research.
The Role of Psychological Characteristics in Facilitating the Pathway to Elite Performance Part 1: Identifying Mental Skills and Behaviors
Given the complexity of the talent development process, it seems likely that a range of psychological factors underpin an athlete’s ability to translate potential into top-class performance.…
Examining and Extending Research in Coach Development
Research to date provides two approaches to assessing coaching expertise. The first is behavioral assessment and the second is to assess coaches' knowledge base. However, we contend that both…
Unnatural selection: talent identification and development in sport.
- A. Abbott, C. Button, G. Pepping, D. Collins
- EducationNonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences
The concept of talent is revised as a complex, dynamical system in which future behaviors emerge from an interaction of key performance determinants such as psychological behaviors, motor abilities, and physical characteristics.
Tacit Knowledge in Expert Coaching: Science or Art?
Effective coaching is a mixture of pedagogy and principles of sciences, e.g., motor skill acquisition, sociology, and physiology, often referred to as the science of coaching. Instinctive or…