Unnatural selection: talent identification and development in sport.

@article{Abbott2005UnnaturalST,
  title={Unnatural selection: talent identification and development in sport.},
  author={Angela Abbott and Chris Button and Gert-Jan Pepping and Dave Collins},
  journal={Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={61-88}
}
The early identification of talented individuals has become increasingly important across many performance domains. Current talent identification (TI) schemes in sport typically select on the basis of discrete, unidimensional measures at unstable periods in the athlete's development. In this article, 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… CONTINUE READING

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