Talent development: a guide for practice and research within sport.

Martindale, Russell J J, Collins, Dave and Daubney, Jim (2005) Talent development: a guide for practice and research within sport. Quest, 57. pp. 353-375. ISSN 0033-6297

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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 optimisation of this process. Accordingly, this paper offers an overview of key themes apparent in the literature that have relevance to the effective development of talent. The five key generic features that emerge consistently include long-term aims and methods; wide ranging coherent messages and support; emphasis on appropriate development rather than early success; individualised and ongoing development; and finally integrated, holistic and systematic development. In addition to the review, exemplars of current worldwide practice are used to further highlight both the need and direction for further research and more broad education of an effective talent development model.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0033-6297
Uncontrolled Keywords: talent development; effective coaching; skills identification;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 790 Sports, games & entertainment > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Item ID: 2494
Depositing User: Dr Russell Martindale
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 16:45
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 14:32

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