The Flemish Sports Compass

Youth talent detection and identification tool

The project
Background
Advantages
Goals
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Senior Researcher
The project

Based on our youth talent orientation expertise, individuals and teams can be screened on three different levels: abilities, preferences and motivation.

Our tailored sports advice tool can increase the effectiveness of talent detection and identification from 52 to 80%.

Background

Children have more fun when performing the sport they like AND are naturally talented for. This limits their chances for early dropout and accompanied lack of physical activity.

For schools, clubs and federations, it’s crucial to identify and detect an athlete’s talent as early as possible. Research has shown that coaches are only 52% effective in recognizing talent.

Advantages

Seeing the bigger picture: Testing both abilities and preferences creates awareness about children’s potential.

Diversity: Over 40 different sports are included in the tests.

Evidence based: Validated by multiple PhDs and over 50 international peer-reviewed publications.

Goals

An integrated software tool: Develop a user friendly platform for data input, analysis and immediate visualization of results.

Set up a business model: Find a way to finance development, implementation and marketing costs.

Increase the scale: Implementation in and beyond Flanders: testing children in Belgium, Europe and worldwide.

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Senior Researcher
Prof. Dr. Matthieu Lenoir

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