2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part I
An investigation of talent in field hockey
AUTHOR(S): Shahid KP and Dr. R Mohana Krishnan
This investigation was conducted to gain an understanding of the career pathways of current national female field hockey performers, and their experiences of talent identification and development. There is limited specific research within field hockey and so often development programmes have been based upon findings in other sports. 12 female senior national field hockey players were interviewed for the investigation. The major influences on achieving elite performance in field hockey were identified as support from families, schools and clubs, with an overriding influence from luck at all stages. It is suggested that the type of school attended by the individual will have an impact upon the direction that their career will take. Literature suggested that school, club and family support was a vital factor in achieving elite performance as well as luck. Overall it was found that the influence of school is dominant for private school pupils, whereas clubs are more important for grammar school and state school pupils. Family and talent development programmes were found to be vitally important for all types of youth performers and so emphasises the need to make these as affective as possible and also to make them as accessible as possible for the talented youth performers, rather than just the lucky ones.
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Shahid KP, Dr. R Mohana Krishnan. An investigation of talent in field hockey. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):457-458.