Talent development in sport: A critical review of pathways to expert performance

  title={Talent development in sport: A critical review of pathways to expert performance},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Coutinho and Isabel Mesquita and Ant{\'o}nio Manuel Fonseca},
  journal={International Journal of Sports Science \& Coaching},
  pages={279 - 293}
This review aims to examine the most significant research regarding the development of talent in sport, with a focus on the quantity and type of practice necessary for the attainment of expertise. A total of 54 peer-reviewed empirical articles were collected and analysed for their content. The literature reveals considerable evidence demonstrating that both early specialization and early diversification can lead to expertise development. However, the contrasting views of deliberate practice and… 

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