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The Science of Sport

Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • Talent ID & Management Part 5: Early vs Late Specialisation?
    This episode of the Talent ID and management series looks at another very controversial question - should children and young athletes specialise in one sport, or should they play as many as possible? I look at how the 10,000 hour dogma drives a negative behaviour and the research which shows that optimal performance actually requires... read the post to find out! The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Talent ID & Management: The 10,000 hour “rule” and talent
    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 dichotomy that leads to some undesired and inefficient behaviour The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Talent ID & Management Part 3: Imperfect tools & sensible science
    Here is part 3 of my ongoing Talent ID and management series.  If you missed the first two instalments, you can view them at the following links:  The strategic and tactical fundamentals of Talent – the budgeting decision Acceptable inefficiencies Today I discuss what I think is an important concept in terms of managing expectations […] The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Talent ID & Management Series, Part 2: Accepted inefficiencies
    Part 2 of the series on Talent ID and Management looks at inefficiencies in the identification and selection of talent. It discusses factors driving these inefficiencies and sets up future topics of how to combat them. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Talent ID Video series: #1 – fundamental concept and definition
    Part 1 of the Talent ID & Development series looks at the fundamental concept and defines Talent ID as a strategic and budgeting decision. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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