Are Athletes Born or Made?
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Readings to support the examination of performance improvement in sport
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The Coach Educator, the Coach and Coach Education

The Coach Educator, the Coach and Coach Education | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
“They should create an environment where children want to and can learn – we are again back to that desire to learn. A good learning environment “learns- in” and teaches the kids much more than the coach can teach (learn-out).  Creating a training environment where participants learn from each other. That is the trainer’s pedagogical…
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Investigating the Complexity of Youth Athlete Development and the IOC Consensus Statement-

Investigating the Complexity of Youth Athlete Development and the  IOC Consensus Statement- | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
“Without our context we are not what we are. We are not a list of attributes. My aim is not to fracture and break apart what should be together, not to de-contextualise. And that’s the oldest approach on earth”. (Juanma Lillo) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in an effort to advance a more unified and…
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Teens at breaking point

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Young athletes are limping into doctor clinics with permanent spinal and hip injuries as
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Tech That Is Changing The Way We Exercise And Play Sports

Tech That Is Changing The Way We Exercise And Play Sports | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Technology has so far had a huge impact on exercise and sports, but the increase in innovation will change the way we exercise and play sports forever!
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Is tech pushing athletic performance higher than ever?

Is tech pushing athletic performance higher than ever? | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Canadian sprinter Gavin Smellie is just one example of a modern-day athlete using sensors to learn more about their performance. But is technology really
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Measuring The Stuff That Really Matters - Player Development Project

Measuring The Stuff That Really Matters - Player Development Project | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Are we measuring the stuff that really matters or focussing too much on hard data that neglects the human element of development? FA Talent Identification Manager, Nick Levett discusses the impact of sports science.   So I was having a trip round a Professional Sporting Academy, being given the behind-the-scenes tour by the Academ
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Application Of Sports Science Technologies: The Challenges Of Taking The Lab To The Field - SportTechie

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Application Of Sports Science Technologies: The Challenges Of Taking The Lab To The Field
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The myth of talent

The myth of talent,
a comment by Brian Martin to his colleagues about Matthew Syed's book Bounce, 2012
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Theories+for+Understanding+Sport,+Physical+Activiy+and+Movement.pdf

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Top 10 Tips for Parents : Supporting Sport : Australian Sports Commission

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What sets champions apart? - Novak Djokovic explains - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

What sets champions apart? - Novak Djokovic explains - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Mentality makes the difference.

Via Luis Valdes, Craig Crossley, Rhys Taucher
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YEAR 12 HPE - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

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Performance enhancement: Superhuman athletes

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Enhancements such as doping are illegal in sport — but if all restrictions were lifted, science could push human performance to new extremes.
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We may know what we are looking FOR but do we understand what we are looking AT?

We may know what we are looking FOR but do we understand what we are looking AT? | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
it is nothing joined; it flows….. Streams of consciousness around complexity of youth development, myths, fake fundamentals, coaching, coach education and the talent arms race. The elimination of England and the success of Iceland at Euro 2016 has awakened many discussions on social media. Both Sweden and Ireland are wondering about the next generation. Holland…
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Evolution of Sports Ethics

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Evolution of Sports Ethics

Via Travis Shoffner, Rosehill College Physical Education 13PED, Sally
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evolution of sports ethics

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How things have changed

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What is talent – A growth mindset approach (1/2)

What is talent – A growth mindset approach (1/2) | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
The nature versus nurture debate is still an ongoing debate concerning athletic expertise. As I have written before I believe athletes are made rather than born.
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Doping to Win? Cheating and the Sporting Mind

Doping to Win? Cheating and the Sporting Mind | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Like politicians’ views of the truth, athletes believe that the morality of drug use is a matter of perspective, where ethics bends to pragmatism.
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"What's the Best Workout to Become a Better Athlete?"

"What's the Best Workout to Become a Better Athlete?" | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
You're probably doing a good job already.
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Why the Kiwis kicked our butts in the Rugby World Cup (but the English were no threat!)

Why the Kiwis kicked our butts in the Rugby World Cup (but the English were no threat!) | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
New Zealand's Rugby World Cup winning team are the latest sports stars to quit sugar. Here's how hey did it. (And why the Brits can learn a thing or two!)
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Early vs Late Specialization: When should children specialize in sport? | The Science of Sport

Early vs Late Specialization: When should children specialize in sport? | The Science of Sport | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
There is no single pathway to success in sport.  If there were, we wouldn't be able to compare the stories of Chrissie Wellington, who discovered her remar
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The Missing Ingredient | Grit | Youth Sports | Changing the Game Project

The Missing Ingredient | Grit | Youth Sports | Changing the Game Project | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
Many talented players are missing something. They are missing the inner drive and will to succeed, a burning desire to push on despite obstacles and challenges. Well, now we have an academic term to describe all of this. GRIT!
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Investigating the Complexity of Youth Athlete Development and the IOC Consensus Statement-

Investigating the Complexity of Youth Athlete Development and the  IOC Consensus Statement- | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
“Without our context we are not what we are. We are not a list of attributes. My aim is not to fracture and break apart what should be together, not to de-contextualise. And that’s the oldest appro...
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Science Sunday: The Human Body is a MACHINE

Science Sunday: The Human Body is a MACHINE | Are Athletes Born or Made? | Scoop.it
By Shannon Grady, MS Exercise Physiologist, Owner/Founder Go! Athletics When I first started teaching human physiology as a graduate student, I have always equated the human body to the most well d...
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