I was honoured to be invited speak at the first conference of the Football Collective, at the FC United of Manchester ground.
My presentation introduced two overlooked concepts of talent development:
I argued that no account of the talent development process is complete without considering these two aspects. The difficulty is that they threaten to undermine the whole process. Quite often they do!
I'm hoping to do more work on these ideas over the next few months, and will try to post something on this blog.
If you don't know about this great venture, you can check it out here: https://footballcollective.wordpress.com
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Anyway, here is a short interview I did at the event, making the case for collaborative research in sport ...