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Athletic talent development environments: An explorative case study
Southern Denmark University, Odense, Denmark.
Southern Denmark University, Odense, Denmark.
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6198-0784
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the Nordic Conference "Health, Participation and Effects of Sport and Exercise" / [ed] B.Carlsson, U. Johnson, K. Josefsson, N. Stambulova, Halmstad: Halmstad University , 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a holistic description of the psychosocial competencies and environmental conditions associated with successful talent development. Research into talent development has evolved from talent detection to talent development, both perspectives accepting an athlete centered approach. Recent research into athletic career transitions emphasizes the importance of context but often refers to context in a micro perspective (sport, education and family). This study expands the notion of context and emphasizes the embeddedness of an athlete into his or her context. The research strategy is a multiple case study. The study takes a current perspective investigating three actual athletic talent development environments in Scandinavia renowned for successful talent development. The members of the environment are young prospect athletes on the verge of making a transition to high level elite sports. Through an explorative integrative approach, the study aims to develop and refine hypotheses on optimal talent development environments. Methods of data collection include interviewing of club administrators, coaches, young prospect athletes, established elite athletes and also observations of daily life. This paper presents results from the first case, a Danish elite sailing environment, and preliminary results from the second case study, a Swedish track and Field club. On a descriptive level, the structure of the environment is outlined, and the roles and functions of components and relations in the environment are clarified. On an explanatory level, factors (preconditions, process and group culture) underpinning environmental success are identified and structured.

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Halmstad: Halmstad University , 2008.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5932DiVA, id: diva2:352765
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Nordic Conference: Health, Participation and Effects of Sport and Exercise. Halmstad University, Sweden, 2-4th Oct, 2008
Available from: 2010-09-22 Created: 2010-09-22 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved

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