The Team Approach to Talent Identification and Development (TID)

 

Working with teams is a complex process and even more so in an Academy setting. The usual mix of athletes, coaches and support staff is further complicated by the addition of parents, ambitions, growth spurts and hormones! Add to this the wide ranging and increasing advice from outside ‘experts’ and the picture gets algebraic: a significant number of unknowns.

With a record of research in Talent Identification and Development (TID) spanning almost 30 years, Grey Matters have outstanding expertise in these environments. Our work is known and applied internationally, whilst long standing consultancies with leading domestic Academies attest to the effectiveness of our innovative ideas. Based on our ‘own’ team, all Grey Matters providers interact to provide a broad and deep evidence-base for the eminently practical approaches we develop and deploy specifically for you.

Neil McCarthy Former Academy Manager in Premiership Rugby. Now Head of Talent British Skeleton Grey Matters was an ever present integral part of our academy system for a number of years. Offering insight, innovation and mentorship across a range of psychologically focused talent development principles provided the foundations of providing a systematic evidence based and more importantly logical approach in an increasingly acknowledged complex domain. Over a significant period of time, Grey Matters helped deliver a number of players including a large crop of current international test players, the highlight in terms of measurable outcomes being the 2013 & 2017 British and Irish Lions tour players, Manu Tuliagi, Billy Twelvetrees, Dan Cole, Tom Croft, and the Youngs brothers Tom and Ben.

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Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

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A leap forward in performance

To find out how Grey Matters can take you or your athletes to the next level click below to get in touch.

Contact us
A message from Dave Collins
Performance psychologist

In an increasingly confused world of ‘sciency’ researchers and commercial gurus, Grey Matters focus on providing a clear, evidence-based service that puts YOU in charge.

View Dave on LinkedIn