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Andrew J.A. Hall, Leigh Jones, and Russell J.J. Martindale

, 2008 ; Henriksen, Stambulova, & Roessler, 2010 ; Holt & Dunn, 2004 ; Larsen, Alfermann, Henriksen, & Christensen, 2013 ; Martindale, Collins, & Daubney, 2005 ; Mills et al., 2014 ; Pankhurst, Collins, & Macnamara, 2013 ; Webster, Hardy, & Hardy, 2017 ). The Talent Development Environment

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Kristoffer Henriksen, Natalia Stambulova, and Kirsten Kaya Roessler

The holistic ecological approach to talent development in sport highlights the central role of the overall environment as it affects a prospective elite athlete. This paper examines a flat-water kayak environment in Norway with a history of successfully producing top-level senior athletes from among its juniors. Principal methods of data collection include interviews, participant observations of daily life in the environment and analysis of documents. The environment was centered around the relationship between prospects and a community of elite athletes, officially organized as a school team but helping the athletes to focus on their sport goals, teaching the athletes to be autonomous and responsible for their own training, and perceived as very integrated due to a strong and cohesive organizational culture. We argue that the holistic ecological approach opens new venues in talent development research and holds the potential to change how sport psychology practitioners work with prospective elite athletes.

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Louise Kamuk Storm

new local talent-development environment after a long application process in which they had to cope with insecurity about their future. In Denmark, the local authorities (i.e., municipalities; Mathorne et al., 2020 ) play a crucial role in talent development, because they have the local knowledge and

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Michelle Seanor, Robert J. Schinke, Natalia B. Stambulova, Kristoffer Henriksen, Dave Ross, and Cole Giffin

athlete-development outcomes. Martindale, Collins, and Daubney ( 2005 ) expanded discussions from an individual to an environmental perspective in talent development and coined the term talent development environment . They redirected researchers’ attention away from the role of isolated social agents

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Natalia Korhonen, Aku Nikander, and Tatiana V. Ryba

development environment in order to facilitate the understanding of challenges involved in talent development today, which later led Henriksen and Stambulova ( 2017 ) to create the athletic talent development environment (ATDE) working models to aid researchers in analyzing environments. However, more

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Ole Winthereik Mathorne, Kristoffer Henriksen, and Natalia Stambulova

In Denmark, sport management and talent development rely on the collaboration between talent-development stakeholders and organizations in an athletic-talent-development environment. Guided by the holistic ecological approach (HEA) in talent development ( Henriksen & Stambulova, 2017 ; Henriksen

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Training with Community College Athletes: The UNIFORM Approach Colleen M. Horn * Jenelle N. Gilbert * Wade Gilbert * Dawn K. Lewis * 9 2011 25 3 321 340 10.1123/tsp.25.3.321 Riding the Wave of an Expert: A Successful Talent Development Environment in Kayaking Kristoffer Henriksen * Natalia

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* 6 2 172 186 10.1123/iscj.2018-0009 iscj.2018-0009 The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments Andrew J.A. Hall * Leigh Jones * Russell J.J. Martindale * 6 2 187 198 10.1123/iscj.2018-0041 iscj.2018-0041 Using Written, Audio, and

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Kristel Kiens and Carsten H. Larsen

a holistic skill set (i.e., psychosocial skills that help athletes handle DCs and, in general, develop as a person) has been suggested for overcoming the challenges of DCs ( Larsen et al., 2013 ) and is considered one of the characteristics of successful talent development environments ( Henriksen

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Knud Ryom, Mads Ravn, Rune Düring, and Kristoffer Henriksen

perspective shifts research attention away from the individual athletes and on to the whole environment in which they develop. The athletic talent development environment (ATDE) is defined as a dynamic system comprising: (a) an athlete’s immediate surroundings at the microlevel where athletic and personal