Since technical skills are suggested to play a crucial role in talent identification and development (TID) programs, sports biomechanical assessment methods could gain in importance within this field. This systematic mini review provides a brief overview of the biomechanical approaches used so far to assess technical skills and the respective findings in the context of TID. Our results show that few studies have used biomechanical approaches to identify or develop talented young athletes but those doing so found promising results. On the basis of those studies and given the advancements in technologies, we discuss possible obstacles and the potential of biomechanical assessment methods for motion and technique analysis in the context of talent research.
Koopmann, Till; Faber, Irene; Baker, Joseph; and Schorer, Jörg
"MINI REVIEW: ASSESSING TECHNICAL SKILLS IN YOUTH ATHLETES USING SPORTS BIOMECHANICAL METHODS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38:
1, Article 63.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/63