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Managing Elite Performers Revision

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Jody Walters

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of Managing Elite Performers Revision

Preparation Camps
Managing Elite Performers
History
and
development
of elite
support

Overview of
different systems
East German
Australian
US
UK
Support roles
Finance
& Academies

Training for an Olympic Games
Needs of elite athletes
Early History
17th & 18th C.
The rise of professional sportsmen; early professionals paid retainers by upper class
to train and prepare.
Public
Schools
19th C.
The best performers are drawn from public schools with time, facilities and professional coaching.
Oxbridge: Late 19th
Early 20th C.
Varsity & blues the pinnacle of elite sport.
Oxbridge athletes involved in codification and formation of NGBs.
Expanding British Empire
Late 19th Century
1863: FA Formed
1871: RFU Formed
1877: First Aus / Eng International Cricket Test
1896
Modern Olympics
Best performers in the world meet and
compete: Preparation to win medals.
USA systematically prepares elite athletes - universities offer study, training time & facilities.
Superpower Rivalry
1960s – 1989
Sport as a shop window. Centralised sporting excellence programs coordinated by governments.
Globalisation 21st Century
Increased funding (e.g. through sponsorship) for full time training.
Institute Model 21st Century
Increased funding (e.g. through sponsorship) for full time training.

Primary School Screening
Sports Boarding Schools
Spartakiads
State Sport Clubs
Institute of Physical Culture
National Squad
East Germany

Primary School Screening
Sports Boarding Schools
Spartakiads
State Sport Clubs
Institute of Physical Culture
National Squad
UK

Little League
High School Teams
College Teams
Draft
Professional Sport
USA

Modified Sports Program
Talent ID (Sport Search)
Spartakiads
State Sport Clubs
Institute of Physical Culture
National Squad
Australia
Finance
State Funding
Charity/lottery fund
Sponsorship
Salaried sports
Private Sector Academies
David Beckham Football Academy
Annabel Croft Tennis Academy
Benefits of academy model
+ Top class facilities, coaching and support
+ Work with other elite performer
+ Effective for closed loop sports (DDR/AUS/GB)
- Overemphasis on fitness not skill
- May lead to burnout/injury
- Very expensive
- Only for elite, money could be spent at grassroots
Physiologists
Physiotherapists
S & C
Psychologist
Nutritionists
Sports Medicine
Holding Camps
Uses holding camp facilities
1 year before event
Dry run procedures
Used 2-3weeks before games
similar climate
similar time zone
top class facilities & medicine
short flight to venue
Exam Question
Australia is recognised as a world leader in a range of sports.
Outline the elite sports support system of Australia. (7)

Exam Question
Explain how high schools in America help to prepare young athletes for elite sport and professional sport (6)
Exam Questions
Discuss and compare the various systems for developing elite sport (20)
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