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Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Edited by: Joseph Baker , Stephen Cobley , Jörg Schorer , Nick Wattie

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138951778
eBook ISBN: 9781315668017
Adobe ISBN: 9781317359845

10.4324/9781315668017
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Book description

Identifying athletic talent and developing that talent to its full potential is a central concern in sport. Understanding talent identification and its implications for both positive and negative developmental outcomes is crucial to sporting success. This is the first comprehensive resource for scientists, researchers, students, coaches, analysts and policymakers looking to improve their knowledge of the talent identification and development process.

With contributions from leading researchers and practitioners, this book offers a complete overview of contemporary talent identification and development from in-depth discussion of methodological and philosophical issues through to practical applications. Adopting an international and multi-disciplinary approach, it addresses all key aspects of the talent identification and development process, including skill acquisition and motor learning, psychological factors and family influences, creating optimal environments for performance, and dealing with injury and rehabilitation.

Presenting an unrivalled wealth of research, the Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport is an essential resource for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in sport studies, sport science, sport coaching or sport management, as well as for sport policymakers, analysts and coaches.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Talent Identification and Development in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Does Talent Exist? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Does Talent Exist? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Conceptions of Giftedness and Talent Download PDF
Chapter  5:  How Contemporary International Perspectives Have Consolidated a Best-Practice Approach for Identifying and Developing Sporting Talent Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Why Conceptualizations of Talent Matter Download PDF
Chapter  7:  On the Efficacy of Talent Identification and Talent Development Programmes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Applied Statistics for Practitioners and Researchers Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sport Activity in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Method in the Madness Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Talent Identification and Development in the Context of “Growing up” Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Psychological Factors in Developing high Performance Athletes Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Family Influences on Talent Development in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Understanding Environmental and Task Constraints on Talent Development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Perceptual-Cognitive Training Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Windows of Optimal Development Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Could Sports Biomechanics Provide the Missing Pieces to the Talent Identification and Development Puzzle? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Longitudinal Studies of Athlete Development Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Creating Optimal Environments for Talent Development Download PDF
Chapter  20:  On the (Potential) Value of Coaching Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Group Cohesion and Athlete Development Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Applied Motor Learning Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Understanding Dropout in the Athlete Development Process Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Understanding Underrecovery, Overtraining, and Burnout in the Developing Athlete Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Medical Perspectives on Talent Development in Youth Sports Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Developing Talent While Promoting Positive Youth Development Download PDF
Chapter  28:  High Performance Sport and Athlete Health Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Issues of Maltreatment in High Performance Athlete Development Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Role of Analytics in Assessing Playing Talent Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Talent Development in Parasport Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Structured RePsychLing of Talent Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Talent Policies Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Concluding, but Definitely not Conclusive, Remarks on Talent Identification and Development Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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