Talent Identification & Development In Sport Part 2 [Podcast]

Talent Identification & Development In Sport Part 2 [Podcast]


This podcast episode of ‘Coach Your Best’ features part 2 of a discussion with Dr. Joseph Baker, co-author of ‘Talent Identification & Development In Sport: International Perspectives’.

Dr. Joseph (Joe) Baker received his PhD in Applied Exercise Science from Queen’s University (Canada) in 2003 followed by postdoctoral studies in exercise epidemiology. Currently, Joe is an Associate Professor and head of the Lifespan Health and Performance Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at York University, Canada. He has also held visiting researcher/professor positions in the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, Victoria University and the Australian Institute of Sport in Australia and the Institute of Sport Science at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Germany. His research considers the varying influences on optimal human development, ranging from issues affecting athlete development and skill acquisition to barriers and facilitators of successful aging. Joe is Past President of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology and is the author/editor of 5 books, 2 journal special issues (Baker & Davids, 2007, International Journal of Sport Psychology and Baker & Schorer, 2010, Talent Development and Excellence) and more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

More information about his research can be found at www.yorku.ca/bakerj.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Ch. 4
    • You mention in the beginning of the chapter the three primary components of Galtan’s components to achieving excellence (innate capacity, zeal, the power to work hard), but follow that these are not enough…what other factors are important in achieving athletic excellence?  (discuss the role of environment)
    • You also mention the famous study of ‘10,000 hours of training to become an expert’.  What are your thoughts about the application of this study to achieving athletic excellence?
    • How can coaches better maximize available practice time?
    • What role does ‘Culture’ play in talent development?
    • What do you mean by the ‘Relative Age Effect’?

    Ch. 5

    • What are some of the challenges that exist for talent identification and development?
    • There has been a lot of focus on the importance of ‘deliberate practice’, but how important is ‘deliberate play’?

    Ch. 6

    • What do you mean by ‘individual-environment synergies shape talent development’?
    • What do you mean by the term ‘meta-stability’?
    • Define what you mean by ‘talent development is a non-linear process’

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