Stanton Chase International, an Executive Search and Leadership Consultancy, is entrusted with the search for world class leadership talent across most major industries. The Sports Talent Management sector is no exception: the aim is to find great talent and high-potential candidates, both eager and qualified, to be developed into management positions and to continuously increase the bench strength of the team.
Talent Management and succession planning are of great importance for sports teams. Take football clubs as an example: Around the world, there are football clubs producing emerging, elite players, year after year. However, highly professional youth teams do not simply fall from the sky. They are a product of great effort into careful selection of the right talent, in combination with an outstanding strategic talent-development approach.
Mark Wotte, a highly experienced football coach for youth teams (U19 to U21, including coaching Arjen Robben), wrote down his views on the successful transition of young talents to First Team football.
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