Identifying and Developing Talent in Young Athletes

Identifying and Developing Talent in Young Athletes

Sport and Exercise Medicine - Bringing us all together: 12th - 13th October 2017, Assembly Rooms, Bath

To understand the processes of identifying and developing talent in young athletes it is important to adopt a biocultural perspective, recognising the independent and interactive effects of biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors:

Dr Sean Cumming will be discussing how individual differences and biological maturation contribute to the selection and socialization of young athletes in the FSEM (UK) session on Thursday 12th October starting at 2.30pm. Sean will also discuss some of the strategies the National Governing Bodies and professional clubs are using to better assess, monitor  and manage individual differences in growth and maturity, with particular emphasis on the practice of bio-banding. 

Sean Cummings  

Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath. His research focusses on growth and maturation in the contexts of sport and exercise.  Sean has worked in research and consultancy roles for a number of governing bodies and professional clubs including, the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby. 

This year’s conference is delivered in conjunction with the University of Bath, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, with sessions by both the University of Bath and Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis. Follow this link to view the full programme.

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