In Sports Talentmany coaches and scouts reveal the physical, mental, and emotional attributes they look for in young athletes. With a wealth of input from top experts and coaches, this book addresses key issues, sport-specific evaluations, and training development methods in 13 different sports for boys and girls.
Sports Talentprovides checklists and tests to more easily and objectively evaluate whether a young athlete possesses average or exceptional athletic talent. The systematic approach to measurement provides data on the potential of young talent that can then be compared to national averages. This ground breaking, easy-to-follow guide will provide much needed insight on how to develop talented athletes to their fullest potential, while providing ways to support them in a positive and productive manner.
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Profiling the Talented Athlete
Identifying Physical Attributes
Spotting the Intangibles
Chapters Parenting and Coaching
Speeding Up the Process
Chapters Testing for Talent
Track Field and Cross Country