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Coaching on the Talent Pathway: Understanding the Influence of Developmental Experiences on Coaching Philosophy

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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The Highs and the Lows—Exploring the Nature of Optimally Impactful Development Experiences on the Talent Pathway

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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The Standard Model of Talent Development and Its Discontents

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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Shoulda, Coulda, Didnae—Why Don’t High-Potential Players Make it?

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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Erratum: Taylor and Collins (2020)

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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Relationships Between Physical Testing and Match Activity Profiles Across the Australian Football League Participation Pathway

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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Monitoring Practices of Training Load and Biological Maturity in UK Soccer Academies

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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Investigating Patterns of Donor and Recipient Sports of Talent Transfer Paralympians

Adeline Green, Rory Mulcahy, David Fleischman, Luke MacDonald, and Bridie Kean

Journal of Sport Science, 2012, Article 320 . 10.1080/17461391.2012.706320 Gymnastics Australia . ( n.d. ). Spin to win . Retrieved May 2, 2021, from http://staff.gymnastics.org.au/GA/High_Performance/Talent_Pathways/Spin_to_Win/Ga/High_Performance/Talent_Pathways/Spin_to_Win.aspx Hoare , D

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Too Many Cooks, Not Enough Gourmets: Examining Provision and Use of Feedback for the Developing Athlete

Jamie Taylor, Dave Collins, and Andrew Cruickshank

essence, the most impactful feedback will be future-orientated, reflecting a level of coherence throughout a talent pathway and focused on the long-term goals of the performer. Notably, feedback of this nature should offer performers the opportunity to actively use feedback and develop the capacity to

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Talent Development Coaching: Challenges and Realities

Stephen McKeown and John Lyle

pressure on VE to keep the costs of running its talent development programmes to a minimum. Players on VE’s talent pathway have to pay for the entirety of their participation in the programme. If a player is fortunate enough to be selected to either one of the junior or senior national teams, travel