Identifying Factors Affecting the Quality of the Volleyball Talent Search System in Iraq

Document Type : Original Article


1 PH.D Student of Sports Management of University of Tabriz

2 Associate Professor of Sports Management University of Tabriz



Purpose: Today, having an integrated and coordinated system for recognizing and fostering talents is one of the most significant elements and priorities at the top level of volleyball. The study's goal was to investigate the elements influencing the quality of Iraq's volleyball talent search system.

Methods: The research method is qualitative and based on the theme analysis approach. Participants in this qualitative research comprised academic elites and specialists in the field of sports talent scouting in Iraq. In the qualitative section, the sample is chosen using a theoretical and convenience process. The theoretical saturation of the retrieved components of the research was used to estimate the number of samples. The open interview was used as the measuring technique, and the results were analyzed using MAXQDA (version 12) software.

Results: Based on the findings, three indicators of time management, talent search system quality, and stakeholders' satisfaction are effective in assessing the quality of talent search in Iraqi volleyball. Dimensions of time management in talent development include management measures before talent search, management measures during talent search, and management measures after talent search. The quality dimensions of the talent development system in volleyball include quality of communication, quality of supervision, quality of tools and facilities, quality of decision-making, quality of training, and quality of support.

Conclusion: It is said, the talent search model of the current research in volleyball can be used as one of an alternative methods to identify young talented athletes in volleyball.


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