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Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures

2016-12-08: I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and…

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Transformation in SA sport: Dear Minister…

2016-04-26: Transformation is a cyclical, recurring problem in South African sport. Yesterday, the SA Minister of Sport announced a ban on certain sports from hosting…

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Talent ID & Management Part 6: The Relative Age effect

2016-02-16: I’ve been on a “home nations” tour (Rugby reference) of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales for work, and Renee Anne Shirley did the honour of…

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Talent ID & Management Part 5: Early vs Late Specialisation?

2016-02-02: This episode of the Talent ID and management series looks at another very controversial question - should children and young athletes specialise in one sport,…

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Talent ID & Management: The 10,000 hour “rule” and talent

2016-02-01: Part 4 of the Talent ID Series, and this time we introduce the controversial 10,000 hour "rule" and I explain its origins, and the false…

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Talent ID & Management Part 3: Imperfect tools & sensible science

2016-01-26: Here is part 3 of my ongoing Talent ID and management series. ┬áIf you missed the first two instalments, you can view them at the…

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Talent ID & Management Series, Part 2: Accepted inefficiencies

2016-01-19: Part 2 of the series on Talent ID and Management looks at inefficiencies in the identification and selection of talent. It discusses factors driving…

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Talent ID Video Series, Part 1: Fundamental concept and definition

2016-01-06: Part 1 of the Talent ID & Development series looks at the fundamental concept and defines Talent ID as a strategic and budgeting…

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The Talent Series: Strategy, tactics and then science

2015-12-07: Talent ID and Development - the science, strategy and tactics (not in that order) of developing future champions. This is the first in a…

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