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TALENT SELECTION AND PRINCIPLES IN SPORTS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ANY306 TALENT SELECTION AND PRINCIPLES IN SPORTS 6 2 2 3

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOYAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of the course is to provide students the knowledge and skills to practice the tests used to determine the talent selection, to evaluate the results of the data obtained from the tests, and to select talents to direct individuals to appropriate sports branches.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; general concepts related with talent selection, talent selection principles, talent types, characteristics of talented athletes, prerequisites for talent selection, talent selection and principles in sport games, talent selection methods and tests used in talent selection.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Describes the principles of talent selection in sports.
Explain the characteristics of talented athletes.
Apply tests that are used to determine talent in individual and team sports.
Examine data obtained from tests used in the selection of talent in individual and team sports and evaluate the results.
Taking into account the structural and psycho-social characteristics, make the selection of talent to direct children and young people to appropriate sports branches.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Concept of sports talent, definition of talent search and selection concepts, differences Narration, question-response discussion method
2 Reading book chapters related with subject Talent selection principles Narration, question-response discussion method
3 Reading articles related with subject Duties of individuals and institutions in talent training Narration, question-response discussion method
4 Literature review Talent types and characteristics Narration, question-response discussion method
5 Reading book chapters related with subject Characteristics of talented athlete Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
6 Visual and written literature review Talent selection types and their forms of application Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Group Study
7 Reading book chapter related with the subject and video viewing Stages of talent selection and sampling Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading book chapter related with the subject and video viewing Preliminary tests applied for selection of talent in children and youth Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
10 Reading book chapters related with subject Eurofit test battery and norms; flexibility, speed, endurance and strength characteristics Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
11 Visual and printed literature review and video viewing Principles of talent selection in individual and team sports Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
12 Visual and printed literature review and video viewing Flexibility, coordination, aerobic-anaerobic tests and norms Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
13 Reading book chapters related with subject Tests specific for individual and team sports Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Group Study
14 Visual and printed literature review and video viewing Talent selection in individual and team sports and guidance Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Group Study
15 Project Preparation Talent selection for children and youth and direction to sports; project preparation Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Group Study
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Oral, O., Savucu, Y. ve Bakan, K. (2006). Fiziksel Uygunluk ve Yetenek Seçimi, Ergun Yayınevi, İstanbul.
Kamar, A. (2008). Sporda Yetenek Seçimi ve Performans Testleri. Nobel Yayınevi, İstanbul.
Müniroğlu, R.S. ve Özen, G. (2017). Sporda Yetenek Seçimi ve Yönlendirme. Akademisyen Yayınevi, Ankara.
Liddle, T.L. ve Yorke, L. (2005).Why Motor Skills Matter : Improve Your Child's Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem. McGraw-Hill, US.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the concepts related to Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to discuss training organization and its functioning with the knowledge gained in the subjects such as performance measurement, training plan preparation, talent selection and technical-tactical training.
3
2
Student will be able to describe and relate the concepts of physical education and sports science with the theories of training science.
3

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the needs for sports activities of groups with different characteristics, such as age, gender, and persons with special needs.
2
2
Student will be able to analyze data and results for current applications in the field of Training science by using scientific research methods and techniques.
4

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to execute the measurement activities in order to determine the motor development, sports performance and fitness characteristics, to use the equipment, technology and software needed for these activities and to analyze the results of the evaluation.
4
2
Student will be able to solve the problems related to sport sciences and coaching profession applications with a critical and inquisitive point of view, based on knowledge of the literature he/she has.
2
3
Student will be able to choose the appropriate training method according to the characteristics of the group and the environment and to formulate the training program by taking these differences into consideration.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to administer projects, activities, social and sports activities in collaborative group studies and to solve possible problems that might be encountered within the process.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to recognize the importance of professional development by following scientific, technological and current developments related with coaching.
5
2
Student will be able to behave in accordance with the need to be open to change and life-long learning.
2
3
Student will be able to develop the teaching skills required by the profession according to different teaching methods.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to express his/her knowledge and thoughts about the field in a fluent and understandable manner both written and verbally.
3
2
Student will be able to use his/her knowledge and competence in coaching practices more effectively with his/her social life and communication skills in sports activities, organizations and studies carried out at national and international levels.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to describe accepted ethical values and legal regulations in the field of sport sciences and in social life, and to apply the relevant articles in the legislation in case of need.
2
2
By utilizing the existing historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, student will be able to recognize problems related to skills selection, performance development, physical activity for sports and special groups for all, and to solve these problems based on ethical values.
4
3
By using personality traits with the social skills required by the coaching profession; student will be able to arrange specific project, organization and works with sustainable societal and social content specific with the field.
3
4
Student will be able to administer technical and tactical skills in the relevant performance sports and selected sports branches that he / she determines as his / her area of expertise, and to formulate specific training programs for the branch.
2

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 2 28
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 2 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 1 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 75
Total Workload of the Course Unit 75
Workload (h) / 25.5 2,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 3,0