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The Practice Session - Talent Development
  Talent identification and development is an important part of youth sports coaching and it is clear that coaches and significant others play an important role at every stage. This chapter provides an understanding of how young people develop from novice to elite level. It also outlines common pitfalls and misconceptions about the necessary requirements and characteristics of talented youngsters (such as early selection and specialisation, win focus). Implications for effective talent development are provided, with practical examples of what coaches can do to facilitate the process and help to develop the potential of all young people within their influence.

  • Date:

    11 November 2014

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    RC1200 Sports Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Martindale, R. (2014). The Practice Session - Talent Development



coaching, practice sessions,

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