Streamlining the selection process of sports teams: a presentation of valuable tips
Omotayo, O. O.
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The personnel charged with the responsibility of managing the technicalfacets of sports must never escape from the task of formulating and implementing a team selection format that produces the most desired athletic performance. The inevitable desire to achieve the highest performance, set new records and win the highest honours in Sports competitions creates the need to avail the most effective mechanism of selecting the best and outstanding sportsmen and sportswomen for competition. Crucial to the selection process is the requirement for high standards of professionalism and objectivity that ensures that only those sportsmen and sportswomen who rightly deserve placers) in a given team or competition are accorded the chance (s). The task and process of selecting the "best" team(s), unfortunately, has never been easy Team selection has often been a controversial issue. It has not been uncommon to hear of and also witness cases of animosity, suspicions and even court cases relating to selection procedures employed by some of the national sports federations in Kenya, and in many other countries of the world This paper presents some valuable ideas that will assist in streamlining team selection procedures and formats and minimize some of the controversies that often arise whenever sportsmen and sportswomen are selected for local and/or international sports competitions.