Improving the identification and development of Australia's sporting talent
This project, led by Professor Kristine Toohey from Griffith University, represents one of the most comprehensive analyses of talent identification and development ever conducted.Australia used to be considered a world leader in elite athlete training and development, and was the envy of other nations for its ability to produce world class athletes. However, the rest of the world has caught up with the practices that helped us establish this position, and we now need to go the next level of understanding to once again be a world leader in this area.
To help achieve these aims, we have compiled a team of over twenty of the best credentialed researchers and practitioners to tackle the issue of better understanding talent identification and development. The team of professionals includes researchers from Griffith University, Sydney University, and Victoria University, as well as a mix of researchers and practitioners from the project's industry partners, which include the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, and Tennis Australia.The project has been running for four three years, over which time the research team has collaborated to understanding how a number of factors may influence the identification and development of athletes, including community environments, athlete development and training, social and organisational factors, and psychology and participation. You can read more about the areas of research on Research Programs.
On Wednesday 10th December 2014, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) hosted the Symposium, ‘Improving the Identification and Development of Australia’s Sporting Talent’, as part of the ‘Sporting Talent’ research program, enabled through our Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. To find out more and download presentations, visit Project News.
ARC AcknowledgementThe information contained on this and associated webpages refers to an approved ARC linkage grant - Linkage Project LP1001000324.
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