Modeling and Designing Indices of Talent Identification in the Field of Basketball Based on Physical-Motor, Psychological, Anthropometric, and Physiological Parameters

Document Type : Review


1 Professor of Department of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran,

2 Instructor of Department of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, (P.h.D Student of Sport Management, Payame Noor University), Iran



The purpose of this study was to modeling and designing indices of talent identification (TID) in the field of basketball based on physical-motor, psychologicalanthropometric, and physiological parameters.
Materials and Methods: 
The research method was qualitative (grounded theory) that was done on the field by interpretive analysis of deep interviews, including 21 experts in; TID (among professional clubs), basketball coaches (among premier league), and university professors (among professors of Tehran University, Shahid Beheshti University, and Kharazmi University). The validity of the interviews was confirmed by verifying the views of experts in the final results, and the reliability of the interviews was also confirmed through process audits and intrasubject agreement of two coders (84%). The analysis of interviews was done through interpretive analysis technique using open coding, axial coding, and selective coding.
As a result of the analysis of the interviews, 10 categories, 30 subcategories, and 101 key concepts were extracted. After axial and selective coding of the categories, a paradigm model was presented for TID in basketball.
Finally, further explanations and suggestions are provided for each of the categories.