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Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International Perspectives [Paperback]

Joseph Baker
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Table of Contents

Preface  1. Identification & Development of Sport Talent: A Brief Introduction to a Growing Field of Research and Practice Steve Cobley, Jörg Schorer and Joseph Baker  Section One: Theoretical and conceptual models for understanding talent identification and development  2. Do genes predict potential? Genetic factors and athletic success  Joseph Baker  3. Building talent development systems on mechanistic principles: Making them better at what makes them good  ÁineMacNamara and Dave Collins  4. Environmental influences on early development in sports experts  Sean Horton  5. What skill acquisition and expertise research tells us about talent identification and development  Damian Farrow  6. Dynamical systems theory as a multi-disciplinary framework for understanding expertise and talent development in sport Ian Renshaw, Keith Davids, Elissa Phillips and Hugo Kerherve  Section Two: International case studies of talent identification and development  7. Talent Identification and Development in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: The Talent Opportunity Program (TOPs)  William A. Sands 8. Who are the superstars of tomorrow? Talent development in Dutch soccer  Marije T. Elferink-Gemser and Chris Visscher 9. Talent identification, selection and development in UK Junior Rugby League: An evolving process  Kevin Till, Chris Chapman, Steve Cobley, John O’Hara and Carleton Cooke  10. Back to the future – A case report of the ongoingevaluationprocess of the German handball talent selection and development system. Jörg Schorer, Dirk Büsch, Lennart Fischer, Jan Pabst, Rebecca Rienhoff, Peter Sichelschmidt, and Bernd Strauß  11. Explaining African dominance in running Yannis Pitsiladis  12. Applying Talent Identification Programs at a System Wide Level: The Evolution of Australia’s National Program Jason Gulbin  13. Lessons learned: The future of research in talent identification and development Joseph Baker, Jörg Schorer and Steve Cobley

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