- Talent in sport is a hot topic and coaches, parents, the media, sports scientists, sports managers and sports administrators are all on the lookout for kids with talent
- Physical talent is only one indicator of an athlete’s potential to perform successfully at the highest levels of sport. It takes a combination of physical, mental, technical, tactical, cultural, genetic and environmental factors to make a champion
- Real talent is harder to hide than it is to find. Kids with real talent are easily identified once they start regular training and competition
We see sporting talent on show in sporting competitions every day - the sprinter crossing the line with her arms in the air having broken the world record - the footballer kicking a goal from a seemingly impossible angle - the batter effortlessly hitting a ball out of the stadium - the swimmer winning the gold medal at the Olympics leaving his opposition in his wake. We see talent every day. We marvel at it. We admire it. Some people even worship it. But what is sporting talent?
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