Synopses & Reviews
If you have ever wondered if your athletically inclined child has what it takes to compete at the high school, college, or professional level, look no further than Sports Talent.
In Sports Talent many coaches and scouts reveal the physical, mental, and emotional attributes they look for in young athletes. With a wealth of input from top experts and coaches, this book addresses key issues, sport-specific evaluations, and training development methods in 13 different sports for boys and girls.
Sports Talent provides checklists and tests to more easily and objectively evaluate whether a young athlete possesses average or exceptional athletic talent. The systematic approach to measurement provides data on the potential of young talent that can then be compared to national averages. This ground breaking, easy-to-follow guide will provide much needed insight on how to develop talented athletes to their fullest potential, while providing ways to support them in a positive and productive manner.
This is the first book to explain how to gauge sports ability in young athletes and how to nurture this talent while avoiding common pitfalls. Parents learn how to assess and evaluate their child's talent, and coaches will gain tips on how to develop young people between the ages of eight and 20. 49 illustrations.
Identify and develop outstanding athletes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-287) and index.