Improving the Identification and Development of Australia's Sporting Talent Symposium - December, 2014
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, led by Griffith University and enabled through our Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.
Prof Kristine Toohey and Prof Chris Auld (Griffith University), Clare MacMahon (Swinburne University), Dr Juanita Weissensteiner (AIS) and Dr Anthony Beaton (University of Canberra) presented key findings to a keen audience of sport practitioners and researchers representing various institutes from across Australia.
PDF versions of the presentations are available for download:
- Introduction – Prof Kristine Toohey, Dr Juanita Weissensteiner, Dr Anthony Beaton
- Session 1: Foundational, Pre-Elite and Elite Level Contextual Factors that Impact Athlete Development - Dr Juanita Weissensteiner, Athletes Pathways and Development, AIS
- Session 2: Understanding How Social and Psychological Factors Contribute to Whole-of-Athlete Development - Dr Anthony Beaton, Asst. Professor, Sport Management, University of Canberra
- Question Time & Panel: ‘The Athlete’ - Prof Kristine Toohey, Dr Juanita Weissensteiner, Dr Anthony Beaton
- Session 3: Management Practices for Effective Talent Identification, Confirmation & Development - Professor Christopher Auld, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
- Session 4: The Importance and Role of Coaches in Talent Identification, Confirmation & Development - Dr Clare MacMahon, Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, Swinburne University
- Session 5: ARC Sporting Talent Research in Practice: Calls to Action & Panel Session - Prof Kristine Toohey, Prof Christopher Auld, Dr Clare MacMahon, Dr Anthony Beaton & Dr Juanita Weissensteiner
We extend our thanks to the AIS for hosting the Symposium and extending invitations out through their networks. We also thank our industry and university partners for their ongoing support: Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Griffith University, Sydney University, Victoria University and Swinburne University.
IIf you are interested in how this research might be replicated in your sport, please contact Professor Kristine Toohey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 December, 2014 - Key Results released in conjunction with Symposium
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