Coaches' perceptions of long-term potential are biased by maturational variation

Ashley J Cripps, Luke S Hopper, Christopher Joyce
2016 International journal of sports science & coaching  
8 Talent identification and development programs seek to recognise and promote athletes with 9 long-term potential in a particular sport. Coaches involved in these programs are often 10 Coaches' Perceptions and Maturational Variation athletes. Such perceptual bias may impact on coaches selection decisions and result in 24 talented but late maturing athletes missing selection into development pathways. 25
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