2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Finding Hidden Gems: Selecting Athletic Talent

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd


Identifying the right talent for a team is a huge competitive advantage. Many sport leaders value mental abilities. However, debate exists how to measure and interpret them, especially in relation to talent selection. Testing mental abilities during the selection process is becoming more utilized. Assessing the athletic mind is a controversial, complex and fascinating process with a number of challenges. A panel of high performance experts will discuss best practices across the pro, college and training academy levels that are practical, resourceful and time-efficient. The panel will discuss methods that help you make a more informed selection, understand the talent and optimize their abilities.

Hashtags: #sxsw #FindTalent


Justin Anderson at SXSW

Justin Anderson

Sport Psychologist

Premier Sport Psychology

Justin Anderson, Psy.D., LP is a Licensed Sport/High Performance Psychologist who specializes in performance enhancement and client well-being.

Background, Education and Training
Dr. Anderso...

Show the rest
Mark Aoyagi at SXSW

Mark Aoyagi

Dir of Sport & Performance Psychology

University of Denver

Dr. Mark Aoyagi is the Director of Sport & Performance Psychology and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. His areas of expertise inclu...

Show the rest
Scott Goldman at SXSW

Scott Goldman

Performance & Clinical Psychologist

Athletic Intelligence Measures LLC

As the Director of Athletic Counseling for the University of Michigan’s athletic department, Scott Goldman, Ph.D. provides direct patient care to the student-athletes as well as consulting services...

Show the rest
Taryn Morgan at SXSW

Taryn Morgan

Asst Dir/Athletic & Personal Dev

IMG Academy

Taryn Morgan is the Assistant Director of Athletic and Personal Development (APD) at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where she helps oversee a staff of 40+ specialists in athletic training, physical t...

Show the rest


Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Event Type
Thanks to our sponsors
Esurance Logo Mazda Logo Monster Energy Logo CapitalOne logo Bud Light logo McDonald's logo Austin Chronicle Logo
Music sponsor
Sonic Bids Logo Pandora Logo Marriott Rewards Logo
Interactive sponsor
Deloitte Digital Logo Ten-X Logo United Airlines Logo Samsung Logo