Talent transfer: A systematic review


The effectiveness of traditional talent development (TD) programs can be questioned. A new pathway to has made its entrance: Talent transfer (TT). The aim of TT is to fast-track talented athletes into the high-performance environment. The first TT initiatives and studies exploring the TT process have been carried out.
This systematic review aims to give an overview of studies examining TT, comparing formal and informal TT and investigating the similarities between donor and transfer sports in TT from elite and non-elite level.
The used method is a systematic review conducted on the PubMed and PsycINFO databases. The analysis was done according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis) statement.


van Harten, K., Bool, K., van Vlijmen, J., & Elferink-Gemser, M. (2021). Talent transfer: A systematic review. Current Issues in Sport Science (CISS)6, 006. https://doi.org/10.36950/2021ciss006