Nurturing talent in youth sports

Cote, Jean, Handcock, David J. and Abernethy, Bruce (2014). Nurturing talent in youth sports. In Athanasios G. Papaioannou and Dieter Hackfort (Ed.), Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology: global perspectives and fundamental concepts (pp. 22-33) Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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Author Cote, Jean
Handcock, David J.
Abernethy, Bruce
Title of chapter Nurturing talent in youth sports
Title of book Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology: global perspectives and fundamental concepts
Place of Publication Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series International perspectives on key issues in sport and exercise psychology
ISBN 9781848721289
Editor Athanasios G. Papaioannou
Dieter Hackfort
Chapter number 2
Start page 22
End page 33
Total pages 12
Total chapters 62
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this chapter, we outline key variables regarding nurturing talent in youth sport. To begin, we present four types of developmental activities that youth engage in, which are important for athletes' development Deliberate practice, play practice, spontaneous practice, and deliberate play. The role of the coach is also paramount for developing talent in youth athletes, and we provide a definition of an effective coach that is broken down into three components: coach knowledge, coach contexts, and athlete outcomes. Furthermore, we identify key coaching principles that should be implemented depending on the athletes' developmental stage. Finally, we examine the role of parents for developing talent. Parents offer several types of support for their children including emotional, informational, tangible support and companionship. We discuss how parents can fulfill these roles and also offer suggestions for how parents can support their children based on the type of youth sport in which they are engaged.
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