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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6

Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis

Mario Oršolić ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Croatia
Petar Barbaros ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Croatia
Dario Novak ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Oršolić, M., Barbaros, P. & Novak, D. (2021). Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis. Collegium antropologicum, 45 (1), 45-53. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6
MLA 8th Edition
Oršolić, Mario, et al. "Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 45, no. 1, 2021, pp. 45-53. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Oršolić, Mario, Petar Barbaros and Dario Novak. "Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis." Collegium antropologicum 45, no. 1 (2021): 45-53. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6
Harvard
Oršolić, M., Barbaros, P., and Novak, D. (2021). 'Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis', Collegium antropologicum, 45(1), pp. 45-53. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6
Vancouver
Oršolić M, Barbaros P, Novak D. Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2021 [cited 2021 October 26];45(1):45-53. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6
IEEE
M. Oršolić, P. Barbaros and D. Novak, "Talent in Sports Is Never Enough: A Preliminary Qualitative Data Analysis", Collegium antropologicum, vol.45, no. 1, pp. 45-53, 2021. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.5671/ca.45.1.6

Abstracts
Sports development of young and talented athletes is a very dynamic process which includes an ample range of chal­lenges and obstacles. The aim of this research is a qualitative analysis of experiences of tennis players’ with a lower-range of efficiency as senior players. The attempt was to identify those factors that prevented efficiency in senior competitions for tennis players who achieved excellent results in junior competitions. A particular emphasis was directed towards three domains which were presented as key factors for a successful athletic career in previous research (specialisation in the chosen sport, environmental impact on sports development and negative life events/circumstances). A series of polystruc­tural interviews with tennis players in senior competitions were conducted (N = 10). The obtained data indicate several factors with a negative impact on the successful development of young and talented tennis players, as follows: premature specialisation, insufficient commitment to the training process, lack of adequate support by the parents and coach, failure to make proper and timely decisions regarding one’s own sports development, injuries and insufficient financial means. The identification of key factors in the sports development of young athletes can be of crucial relevance for quality guid­ance and direction in sports careers of talented athletes.

Keywords
tennis; talent; early specialization; social capital, challenge

Hrčak ID: 255087

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/255087

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