Talent Development

Talent development is not a one-size-fits all principle. Successful talent development programs rely on understanding each individual’s strengths and weaknesses and to continuously adjust their training accordingly

Thus, the purpose of this research is to build an optimal and sustainable training environment that is suited to the needs of each individual.

Analysis via approved and innovative diagnostics

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Feature One

Examining whether certain psychological and physiological characteristics (i.e. coping strategies or conditional skills) contribute towards explaining talented, success and healthy populations.

Feature Two

Developing and refining assessment tools that measure physical and cognitive abilities.

Feature Three

Detecting new key performance indicators that help to explain the longitudinal development of talented individuals.

Project Cooperations

German Football Association, Frankfurt am Main

Deutscher Schwimm-Verband e.V.

Landessportverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. Olympiastützpunkt Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar


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Altmann, S., Neumann, R., Woll, A., & Härtel, S. (2020). Endurance Capacities in Professional Soccer Players: Are Performance Profiles Position Specific? Front Sports Act Living | doi: 10.3389/fspor.2020.549897

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