Category Archives: Commentary

Is talent identification possible?

The dream of being able to identify sport talent in youngsters is heating up around the globe. Disappointing results in recent major Games has prompted Malaysia to begin testing all 7-year-olds in several performance aspects, and Sri Lanka recently announced a new ‘algorithm’ that can determine the best sport choices for a youngster based on… Read More »

Welcome to the Sportkid Project

How a country develops its national sport program has been one of my interests since the 1980s when I spent a few years coaching swimming in a small Southeast Asian country. The place did not have any kind of national swimming program so it only seemed natural to try to copy the U.S. model —… Read More »