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For or Against? The Pros and Cons of Early Talent Identification in Sport

Early Talent Identification (TID) describes the process of identifying, evaluating and selecting athletes for sport programs in early adolescence (ages 10-14). This practice has created a contentious issue in sport. On one hand, early selection may eliminate late bloomers from the system. On the other, resources in sport programs are finite, and can only be allocated to so many athletes.   SIRC tasked two PhD candidates studying athlete development to debate the pros and cons of early TID. Here are […]

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