Selection Policies in Sport

Selection Policies in Sport    
Prepared by  Prepared by: Dr Ralph Richards, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Kerry Knowler, Lawyer (March 2016)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 11 July 2016
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Introduction

Athletes in many sports at various levels compete for selection into representative squads and teams. If they compete well, selection into national teams, media exposure, acclaim and potential financial opportunities may follow. Appointment to key roles such as head coach, team manager or officiating positions may also involve a selection process.

Selection in a major representative team may represent years of hard work and training; so failure to be selected can lead to disappointment, resentment, dropping out of sport, or even litigation.

Team selection accounts for a substantial portion of all sporting disputes which go to arbitration. 


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