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Hatungimana F, Oladipo I O. Talent Management Processes as Predictors of Long-Term Athlete Development in Sports Organizations in Burundi. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2023; 11 (3)
1- Human Kinetics Department, Pan African University Life and Earth Sciences Institute (including Health and Agriculture), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2- Human Kinetics Department, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria ,
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Background. Managing talent involves all the key elements of human resource management. It is evident to overemphasize the role played by sports administrators, coaches, and trainers in an effective long-term development program of athletes in sports organizations in Burundi. The need is high to implement the management program to mitigate the issues that hamper the development of sportsmen.
Objectives. The objective of the study is to determine the talent management processes as predictors of long-term athlete development in sports organizations in Burundi. The specific objectives were formulated from five variables, namely: strategic planning, talent acquisition, and retention, performance management, career development, as well as compensation, and motivation.
Methods. The sample size consists of 200 male and female respondents, comprising 80 sports administrators, coaches, and trainers, and 120 athletes from Sports Federations in Burundi. These respondents were active sports administrators and athletes in national and international competitions. A descriptive study design was used while validated questionnaires designed in line with a five-point Likert scale were used for data collection and analysis.
Results. The results indicated that all five hypotheses were significant (p<0.05). The processes of talent management were perceived to contribute to the long-term athlete development program in Burundi.
Conclusion. The government should provide public sports facilities for youth use. Sports federations are encouraged to prioritize investments in qualified sports personnel, as well as the development of youth training centers and sports academies.
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• Sports governing bodies in Burundi should consider investing in human resources to place the right people in the right place.
• Obtaining professional athletes necessitates the hiring of professional administrators and coaches.
• Moreover, sports federations are recommended to provide the existing personnel with adequate development training, as it is a key success factor in yielding the best results at the international level.
• The government and the Department of Sports in Burundi should assist sports promotion by increasing public sports facilities for federations to obtain enough sports training centers where talent may indeed be cultivated as future sports ambassadors.
• Sports federations/teams in Burundi territory should work to put in place academies with a clear mission statement for getting athletes started in their training sessions at a very young age.
• For this suggestion to have an effect, the Ministry of Sports should consider onboarding physical education graduates so that they will be able to educate those youths at a grassroots level.
• The study will provide insights into talent management as well as new information on athlete development programs.
• The government of Burundi, together with the sports department, will take advantage of this study to initiate a policy that encourages the growth of sports in various disciplines.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2022/09/13 | Accepted: 2022/12/1

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