The sportscotland institute of sport talent programme was established in 2008 to complement existing talent pathways and help increase the number of Scots achieving success on the world stage
Our focus has been on 2 key areas; developing initiatives to transfer athletes from one sport to another sport they are more suited to and developing a better practical understanding of talent to enhance the success of existing talent pathways.
We are keen to share what we have learned and we hope the following sections will be useful in helping you understand more about this important area.
If you have any comments or areas you would like to know more about please contact us on: email@example.com
Since 2008 we have run a number of successful talent transfer initiatives in partnership with a number of key sports where athletes have transferred from one sport to another they are more suited to. This work was part of the Gold4Glasgow talent initiative.
If you would like more information about this initiative or how you could transfer into another sport, please click here
Learning more about talent
The word talent is much used in society but we feel the notion of talent can be confusing and is generally not well understood. In sport there is a real need for clarity and we worked with a number of performance coaches to create a practical definition of ‘talent’ we can use to help make our talent pathways more effective.
If you would like to learn more about this area and how to use this understanding in practice, please click here!
Explore how you can provide the best support to young aspiring athletes in everyday life by attending workshops by sportscotland institute of sport Talent Manager, Tony Stanger and Talent Scientist, Sarah Hood
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and how to REGISTER to come along to our free workshops, please click here!