Patterns of performance development in elite athletes.

  title={Patterns of performance development in elite athletes.},
  author={Jason Paul Gulbin and Juanita R Weissensteiner and Karen Oldenziel and Françoys Gagn{\'e}},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  volume={13 6},
This investigation sought to contrast generalised models of athlete development with the specific pathway trajectories and transitions experienced by 256 elite athletes across 27 different sports. All participants completed the National Athlete Development Survey and within it, the Athlete Development Triangle featuring the differentiation of junior and senior competition experience and progression. Developmental initiation; prevalence, magnitude and direction of pathway trajectory; extent of… CONTINUE READING