ERIC Number: EJ881390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
"She's a Natural": Identifying and Developing Athletic Talent
Gray, H. Joey; Plucker, Jonathan A.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v33 n3 p361-380 Spr 2010
Similarities between the identification and development of athletic talent and that of gifted children are rarely compared. Interestingly, however, they share analogous processes. The purpose of this review is to investigate the progress of research regarding athletic talent identification and development, including current issues, and provide suggestions for future research. Key roadblocks to the identification of athletic talent include attempting to identify talent at an early age, use of flawed athletic talent identification models, and lack of education of coaches, parents, and teachers regarding how to properly identify athletic talent.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Gifted, Talent Identification, Comparative Analysis, Athletic Coaches, Parents, Teachers, Age, Models, School Districts, High Schools, Physical Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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