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Talent Identification and Carding in Canadian Track and Field: Is Our System Empirically Supported?

  • Author / Creator
    Rosenke, Daniel
  • The body of sport-science literature on talent identification (TI) suggests it to be a multi-factoral process aimed at targeting athletes with the potential for success in sport. The aim of this study is to provide a detailed examination of Athletics Canada’s (AC) Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) policy, and the degree to which they incorporate TI literature into their practices. The second aspect of this study will give a detailed appraisal of AC’s adherence to their own policy, and if they in fact, follow their own policy mandates in practice. This study is impactful, as it has the potential to create policy reform with respect to the manner in which AC carries out their funding practices, and the overall effectiveness of their athlete targeting practices.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R31921
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Denison, Jim (Physical Education and Recreation)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Strean, Billy (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Baudin, Pierre (Physical Education and Recreation)