Sport Recipe for elite sporting success

Recipe for elite sporting success

Nine critical factors for elite sporting success have been pinpointed in the largest study of elite sport policy to have ever been undertaken.

The six-year project involved research teams from 15 countries – including sports scientists from Victoria University, 3,142 top level athletes, 1,376 elite coaches and 241 high-performance directors.

The study identified the following nine pillars as leading to elite sporting success:

  • Financial support
  • Structure and governance in elite sport
  • Sports participation
  • Talent identification and development
  • Post athletic career support
  • Training facilities
  • Coach education and support
  • International competition
  • Scientific research and innovation

These findings could be used to inform training, sports management and sponsorships.

[img source] Michael Dawes (CCA2.0).

The above story is based on materials provided by Victoria University.