Early versus late specialization as the key to success in Danish elite athletes
The aim of this study is to answer the question of when successful Danish elite athletes began specialization in their given sport.
In other words: At which point in their career did these athletes specialize in the discipline they later became successful in?
A second question to be answered is if early versus late specialization plays a different role in team versus individual sport.
In order to answer these questions and to identify the factors that have contributed to the success of top-level athletes an empirical online survey will be conducted.
This study will give detailed information on the careers of top-level Danish athletes as well as athletes that did not make it to the top.
The results of this study have the potential to influence future content and timing of training for many Danish athletes and shall be used to enhance talent development in Denmark.
The project is funded by Team Danmark