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Graham G. Williams and Áine MacNamara

England has committed to investing approximately £85 million for the 2017–2021 funding cycle into the England talent systems ( Sport England, 2018 ). This expenditure highlights the considerable emphasis placed on providing youth athletes with a structured talent pathway as a means of developing “athletes

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Jamie Taylor and Dave Collins

, 2006 ). Thus, when working with the young people who tend to populate talent pathways and who also tend to be highly motivated and committed to their sport (at least the ones who make it—cf. Taylor & Collins, 2019 ), significant cognitive disruption can take place as a result of what might externally

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Richard Bailey and David Collins

Despite evident differences between approaches to talent development, many share a set of common characteristics and presumptions. We call this the Standard Model of Talent Development (SMTD). This model is articulated and the relevant literature drawn out to highlight the model's strengths and weaknesses. The SMTD has been enormously influential, in terms of both policy documentation and practice, and it retains an obvious common sense appeal. However, we will argue that not only is its attractiveness illusionary and inconsistent to the emerging evidence base from research, but it is also undesirable from a variety of perspectives and desired outcomes. In short, we suggest that the most common system for identifying talent is unsubstantiated from both a process and an outcome perspective.

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Jamie Taylor and Dave Collins

translate into eventual elite status ( Abbott & Collins, 2004 ; Collins, MacNamara, & McCarthy, 2016a ; Gulbin, Weissensteiner, Oldenziel, & Gagne, 2013 ; Vaeyens, Güllich, Warr, & Philippaerts, 2009 ). Indeed, talent pathways across both Olympic and professional team sport have been shown to have a

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In the article Taylor, J., & Collins, D. (2020). The highs and the lows—Exploring the nature of optimally impactful development experiences on the talent pathway. The Sport Psychologist, 34 (4), 319–328, https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2020-0034 , on page 3 the authors referred to Jack Mezirow

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Jade A.Z. Haycraft, Stephanie Kovalchik, David B. Pyne, and Sam Robertson

(2) the talent pathway. 3 The former includes teams from local competition, private schools, and school sport academies, while the latter comprises State/National Under (U) 16 and U18 squads. 4 Physical fitness of talent pathway players is tested annually at the AFL State and National U16 and U18

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the Talent Pathway Jamie Taylor * Dave Collins * 24 10 2020 1 12 2020 34 4 319 328 10.1123/tsp.2020-0034 tsp.2020-0034 Ending an Elite Sports Career: Case Report of Behavioral Activation Applied as an Evidence-Based Intervention With a Former Olympic Athlete Developing Depression Carolina

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Jamie Salter, Mark B.A. De Ste Croix, Jonathan D. Hughes, Matthew Weston, and Christopher Towlson

development scheme legislation (policy). 3 , 4 Elite Player Performance Pathway (EPPP) 3 and Football Association (FA) Women’s Talent Pathway for Regional Talent Clubs (RTC) 4 policy provide recommendations for multifaceted components of player development, including minimum weekly training time, staff

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Daniel Wixey, Knud Ryom, and Kieran Kingston

plans to play with his new toy), that the contrast becomes clear. Sebby is living a dual life, one as a child and the other as an academy player on a talent pathway to professional sport, a circumstance aligned to the “disappearance of childhood” ( Postman, 1982 ). This loss was one concern of early

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Richard J. Keegan, Lisa M. Barnett, Dean A. Dudley, Richard D. Telford, David R. Lubans, Anna S. Bryant, William M. Roberts, Philip J. Morgan, Natasha K. Schranz, Juanita R. Weissensteiner, Stewart A. Vella, Jo Salmon, Jenny Ziviani, Anthony D. Okely, Nalda Wainwright, and John R. Evans

/occupational therapy 2 Talent pathway (talent identification and development) 2 Curriculum design 2 Australian Indigenous perspectives 1 Career length (years) Sum 364 Average 20.3 Range 5–43 Number of publications (NB: several panel members were not academics, and so did not publish papers) Sum 1398 Average (of those