Athletes strive to reach expert performance in sport. However, evidence has shown that the talent development environmental factors significantly influence elite performance. This review study aimed to identify and classify the environmental factors that are essential for effective talent development in sport. A number of talent development environmental factors (e.g., media coverage, sport participation rate, birthplace, long-term development, and quality preparation) emerged from the literature. They were then grouped into three categories: milieu, individuals, and provisions. Implications for the practical practice and future research regarding effective talent development were provided. Copyright © 2014 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE).
CitationLi, C., Wang, C. K. J., & Pyun, D. Y. (2014). Talent development environmental factors in sport: A review and taxonomic classification. Quest, 66(4), 433-447.
- Expert performance
- Intrapersonal factors