Catherine Hesford

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Conventional and Genetic Talent Identification in Sports: Will Recent Developments Trace Talent?

1.<p>Vaeyens R, Güllich A, Warr CR, et al. Talent identification and promotion programmes of Olympic athletes. J Sports Sci. 2009;27(13):1367–80. doi: …

Long-term athlete development | The Science of Sport

Long-term athlete development: Foundations and challenges for coaches, scientists & policy-makers<p><i>The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is a</i> …

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.<p>Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for …

The challenges of bringing up a potential sports star

Being the parent of a potential Wimbledon champion or Olympic gold medallist is expensive and time consuming, and parents of talented youngsters can struggle to get the balance right - as Judy Murray warns<p>If your child's PE teacher suggests that they are showing some serious promise, it's probably …

Genes, Training, and other Constraints on Individual Performance

Informative articles in the current and previous issues of Sportscience address the relative importance of innate (genetic) and environmental …

Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity?

By Elisheva Schwartz | May 28, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success. From the sleepless …

Creativity

Belgium’s blueprint that gave birth to a golden generation

The team of stars travelling to Brazil as fifth favourites are the result of a coaching revolution that started in 1998<p>Not everything that Michel Sablon writes down goes to plan. At Italia 90, Sablon was part of Belgium’s coaching staff, and a couple of minutes before the end of extra time in their …

What will sports look like in the future?

If you’ve ever seen grainy old sports footage—for example, a boxing match from the late 1800s, a Princeton/Yale game from 1903, or Babe Ruth’s famous …

What’s making athletes faster, better, stronger: David Epstein at TED2014

David Epstein. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>The Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” or, in English, “Faster, higher, stronger.” And as sports …

RISKS OF INTENSE, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND GROWTH FOR INJURY IN YOUNG ATHLETES: A CLINICAL EVALUATION

Abstract<p><b>Background</b> There is little data evaluating the risk for serious overuse injury in young athletes focusing on a single-sport or during growth …

Giving everything for athletic success! – Sports-specific risk acceptance of elite adolescent athletes

Abstract<p>Objectives<p>Good health is the basic foundation for peak performance in elite sports, yet athletes are often conflicted between protecting …

.@KanervaJP Talent identification - the hardest part of football? @Eamon_K_ Belgium football article in 2002! Insane http://t.co/TxvX9cdXzl

Education, Contextual Interference and Competition to Promote Talent Development | Brian McCormick Basketball

In an interview, Xavi, the star of the Spanish National Team and F.C. Barcelona, introduces three concepts pivotal to talent development: (1) …

Examining the relationship between relative age, competition level, and dropout rates in male youth ice‐hockey players - Lemez - 2014 - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports<p>Volume 24, Issue 6<p>ORIGINAL ARTICLE<p>Examining the relationship between relative age, competition …

Sports medicine specialists make pitch to prevent overuse injuries in young athletes

Numerous studies indicate that approximately half of the sports-related injuries among children and adolescents in this country are caused by …

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

So yea, you know how the left brain is really <i>realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical</i>, and the right brain is so darn <i>creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic</i>?<p>No.<p>Just no.<p>Stop it.<p>Please.<p>Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Anna Abraham, Mark Beeman, …

Scott Field: Athletes should care about Classification Code

"VI classification is going to change, it will become sport specific and it will be fair to all, ensuring your disability is not a factor in the …

Project Play: "The Sports Gene," a Conversation with Author David Epstein and Olympic Medalist Dara Torres

For parents and kids, just about every signal from the culture conveys the idea that a high dose of one sport at a young age is the pathway to …

Home of Competitive Swimming | The Sport of Swimming

The Sports Gene: Inside science of athletic performance. Excited to read how @SIDavidEpstein tackles fascinating Q's http://t.co/cxtiMMYk0Z