Houlihan & Chapman - V3 - August-1.pdf (145.82 kB)
0/0

Talent identification and development in elite youth disability sport

Download (145.82 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 23.02.2016 by Barrie Houlihan, Pippa Chapman
The paper examines the talent identification and development process in three youth disability sports: wheelchair basketball, Boccia and disability tennis. The analysis is concerned to explore the extent of convergence in processes between disability sports and between disability and mainstream sports. The analytical framework adopted identifies seven dimensions along which convergence can be assessed and is used in conjunction with a typology of levels of policy change. The data for the analysis were collected through a series of semi-structured interviews and document analysis. The main findings included evidence of convergence between disability sports and between the three disability sports and mainstream sports especially in relation to: motives; agendas and aspirations; and contextualizing discourse/ideology/values. There was also evidence of policy change at all three levels identified by Hall.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport in Society

Pages

1 - 19

Citation

HOULIHAN, B. and CHAPMAN, P., 2017. Talent identification and development in elite youth disability sport. Sport in Society, 20 (1), pp. 107-125.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 18 January 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17430437.2015.1124566.

ISSN

1743-0437

Language

en

Exports

Logo branding

Keyword(s)

Exports