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Talent Identification in Malaysia

Afzan Mahadi
Head of TID Unit

Rabindarjeet Singh

National Sports Institute Bukit Jalil Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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Introduction
Malaysia may have a large reservoir sporting talent. This include children/athletes already participating in sport along with latent (undiscovered) talent. There is a need for these talented children/athletes to be identified and selected more effectively so as to assist National Sports Associations in their development projects. ©Rabindar@2007

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This will also facilitate tracking of children/athletes from remote areas/disadvantaged communities ultimately resulting in the selection of national teams being more representative of the composition of Malaysian population.

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Introduction
Note: There is no one correct identification and selection. model for talent

It is dependent on the culture of the nation, complexity of the sport and the infrastructure of the sports at a local, state and national level.

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Before describing the type of models that may be necessary, lets us provide some clarity with regard to terminology in the area of: Talent Identification Talent Selection Talent Development ©Rabindar@2007

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Screening of children and adolescents using selected tests of physical, physiological and skill attributes in order to identify those potential for success in a designated sport. Previous involvement in the sport is not a pre-requisite for Identification

What is Talent Identification?
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Screening (measurement and/or identification) of young athletes currently participating in a sport using experienced coaches and/ or physical, physiological and skill tests in order to identify those most likely to succeed in that sport.

What is Talent Selection
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Following the Talent Identification and/ or Selection Process the children/athlete must be provided with an adequate infrastructure to enable them to develop to their full potential. This includes the provision of appropriate coaching, training and competition programmes, along with access to appropriate equipment, facilities, sport sciences and medicine and educational and life management support.

What is Talent Development?
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Are These Children Talented?
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Objectives of Malaysian TID
To Identify young Talented Athletes via General and Specific Test Batteries in the following Age Categories: 7- 9 years 10-12 years 13-15 years To place these Talented Athletes in Core Sports & Development Athletic Training Centres To create TID norms according to a age group and be certified by NSAs and National TID panel. To establish a long term Multi Lateral Development programme (7-9 years) and Multi Lateral Training programme (10-12 years). ©Rabindar@2007

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Benefits of Talent Identification, Selection and Development Provide talented youngsters with the opportunity to develop their sports skills. Optimise the potential for all individuals to achieve sporting success. Provide adequate participation. stimulation for continued

Steer children away from sports they are not suited to.
This may decrease the number of injuries that occur with children playing sports that are better suited to their physical and physiological attributes. ©Rabindar@2007

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Benefits of Talent Identification, Selection and Development Participating Programmes Be effective in broadening the participation base and in enhancing sporting performance. Talent Programmes Elite Programmes ©Rabindar@2007

Talent Identification Process in Malaysia

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Talent Identification Process in Malaysia
Talent Detection
Morphological Motor/perceptual Psychological Demographic Natural Talent Performance Talent Coach Subjective Evaluation

Talent Selection
Natural Talent Performance Talent Coach Subjective evaluation

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