Talent identification and development in Sports

Students are introduced in the theoretical background of talent detection, identification, and development in the context of high performance sports, the central question being: 'can we accurately predict an athlete's future performance development'?

Goal of the course

Develop a plan for talent detection and identification for a specific sports federation

The students

Master students in Movement and Sports Sciences, minor Sports Training and Coaching

Input at the start

Access to their documents and data related to talent identification (within the GDPR restrictions)

End result

A plan for talent detection and identification for a specific sports federation

Example projects

Talent detection and identification plan for the Flemish Table Tennis Federation

Practicalities

Teaching language

English

Budget

Worktime for students

3 1/2 days

Timing

1st semester