Talent identification and development in soccer
ABSTRACT In this review, we attempt to integrate the main research findings concerned with talent identification and development in soccer. Research approaches in anthropometry, physiology, psychology and sociology are considered and, where possible, integrated. Although some progress has been made in identifying correlates of playing success, it appears that no unique characteristics can be isolated with confidence. Both biological and behavioural scientists have indicated a strong genetic component in performance of sports such as soccer; nevertheless, the influence of systematic training and development programmes should not be underestimated. We conclude that the sport and exercise sciences have an important support role in the processes of identifying, monitoring and nurturing talented soccer players towards realizing their potential.
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ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyse the representations of coaches about detection and selection of talent in Brazilian volleyball. Ten volleyball coaches working with junior categories were interviewed. A semi-structured interview was used and the comments were subsequently examined by content analysis. The encoding table used was based on Fernandes (2004). Concerning talent detection, coaches indicated as essential youth biotype, with height as the key indicator. In addition, they considered very important the technical resource and it is essential to enjoy the practice. For the young talent selection, it is important to evaluate the different co mponents of training-technical and physical indicators. With regard to ways of talent detection, coaches cited the scholar competitions as a context for evaluation, but subjectively. In the young talent methods of selection, the process must be developed in a long term, when the more skilled develop their ability to optimize performance. It was observed that coaches employ emp iric beliefs, maybe due to a lack o f systematic education for volleyball coaches in Brazil.
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ABSTRACT: Talent identification, orientation within wide variety of sports and events, and further selection is a complex multidimensional process. Purpose of the study was to scrutinize the systems of Talent Identification and Development available worldwide in order to suggest how the current principle model of talent identification and development can be optimized. Available literature and systems of talent identification and development existing in the world’s leading sporting nations were examined and evaluated. Apart from other important factors determining the approaches to Talent Identification, one kept over-weighing all others. That was availability or absence of human resources to pick the talent from. Reviewing the current practices of talent identification and development, value-added models of Talent Identification continuum and talent development are suggested.
Sport Psychologist 01/2014; 28(2):137-150. · 0.93 Impact Factor