PhD Li Pingwei

Talent Identification (the relationship between junior success and senior success in elite athletes)


Promotor: Prof. dr. Veerle De Bosscher

Most countries attempt to develop systematic structures to identify gifted talented athletes and to promote their development in certain sports. However, forecasting years in advance for the next generation of sport experts is challenging. The aim of this study is exploring how junior athletes performed in senior and how senior athletes performed in junior. The aim is to facilitate talent identification and development program by identify a critical age at which athletes should start to perform in international competitions, and to what extent it is reliable to use junior success as a criterion to predict senior success.