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2 Presentation to Provincial Coaching Conference Talent ID “Criteria led or gut feeling” Mr Roger Keenan High Performance Manager for Gaelic Games Sports Institute Northern Ireland Saturday 19 th January 2008

3 Provincial Strategy………………

4 Selection Criteria (Task) In Groups draw up a selection criteria for:  A Recruitment Programme (High Jump)  A Recruitment Programme (Javelin)  A Recruitment Programme (Kayaking)  Prioritise your criteria  Present your group’s findings

5 Selection Criteria (High Jump)  Above average height (5’10”)  Lean (low skin-folds)  Good Co-ordination  Explosive power (vertical jump)  Ability to execute the 2 step movement

6 Selection Criteria (Javelin)  Powerful (upper/lower body strength)  Above average height  Fast arm (explosive power)  Braking ability  Timing/Co-ordination

7 Selection Criteria (Kayaking)  Strong upper body/good all round athlete  Wide arm span  2000m rowing time of 7.45mins  200m freestyle swim of 2.15 mins  Aged between  Background in swimming, rowing, triathlon or similar

8 Provincial Strategy………………

9 Case Studies: Women’s Sprint Kayaking (2012) “Try before you buy” - Targeted Talent Recruitment - Multistage Talent Assessment - Coaching Interventions - Quality of Athlete - Talent Confirmation Criteria - World Class Talent Development

10 Provincial Strategy……………… Case Studies: Li Cunxin “Mao’s Last Dancer” - Plucked from obscurity/poverty - No real selection criteria (ROM) - No track record or passion for ballet - Strong family values/patriotism - A positive coaching experience - Hard work and determination - Driven by a fear of failure and a return to destitution

11 Provincial Strategy……………… GAA Performance Ladder (An indigenous sport) Under 10 / 12 Under 14 / 16 Under 18/21 Senior Development Squads Ulster Under 17 Minor Under 21 Sigerson Senior Ulster Ireland School & Club Regional Squads International / Provincial County, Higher Education & Development Squads PARTICIPATION PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION Nursery/Participation Talent ID

12 Provincial Strategy……………… The Process of Recruitment:  Scouting/observation  Trials  Blitz  Club Games  Referral/Clubs,Schools,Coaches  Training Camps  Current Form  Profiling (IRFU)

13 Provincial Strategy……………… Selection Criteria: 1.Performance Based -The best 2. Physiological - Physique 3. Behavioural Makeup - One that behaves like a champion** 4. Potential - “look for what might be not what is”

14 Selection Criteria Groups:  Draw up Cutting Criteria (Prioritise)  Watch the Video Clip  Decision – Select 1 Player  Justify your decision.  Present Provincial Strategy………………

15 Talent ID: Criteria Talent ID : What are we looking for?

16 Watch the Clip

17 Confirmation Criteria “ To retain and develop talent ” Groups:  Draw up a structured plan/criteria (Prioritise)  Individual?  Specific?  Procedure for players who struggle?  New players who emerge?  Present Provincial Strategy………………

18 Talent ID Confirmation Talent Confirmation Criteria : What are we looking for?

19 Confirmation Criteria “ To retain and develop talent ”  Establish player profile  Establish KPIs  Establish CSFs – What will make a difference  Individual Programme?  Review and reset targets?  Establish best practice Provincial Strategy………………

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21 According to recent Studies of various Olympic sports many players/athletes identified at are not making it through. Why?  Poor Talent ID Systems – incorrect criteria  Biological Development – Physical  Lifestyle Choices – Priorities  Poor Talent Confirmation System – no progression/feedback  Hunger – Some believe that they have “arrived”

22 Provincial Strategy……………… Conclusion Talent ID: - Components of Physical Fitness - Technical/Tactical Prowess - Lifestyle Issues - Character Issues Talent Confirmation - Seamless/structured approach - Profiling - Progress - Specificity Talent ID Criteria should become the bedrock of good coaching (see The LTAD Model) Physical Fitness Technical/Tactical Character Lifestyle Issues Profiling Progression Specificity

23 Provincial Strategy………………

24 “Remember geniuses come along once in a generation” So don’t get hung up on looking for perfection more try to facilitate talented players to be the best they can be by providing a structured system which is flexible but robust. Never dismiss a player without giving him/her a programme for development and hope of improvement. Talent ID/confirmation should be part of our coaching strategy from the FUNdamentals to Retention

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