Chapter 8 - Much Ado about…? A response to Hardy et al. Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A

Dave Collins, Áine MacNamara

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Abstract

Our response to the Great British Medallist (GBM) study focuses on three concerns. First, we discuss the extent to which the findings presented are actually novel and offer practitioners genuine guidance and information about how to structure talent development pathways. Second, we suggest that a lack of critical consideration of the findings against the considerable body of knowledge that already exists in this domain is a significant limitation. Finally, and most pertinently from a practitioner perspective, we highlight our concerns about the extent to which the findings presented may be prematurely adopted by practitioners without a genuinely appropriate evidence base.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Brain Research
EditorsVincent Walsh, Mark Wilson, Beth Parkin
PublisherElsevier
Pages149-154
Number of pages6
Volume232
ISBN (Print)0079-6123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Evidence base
  • Talent development
  • Pracademic
  • Criticality
  • Challenge
  • Psychobehavioral skills

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