Johan Pion PhD

Han University
The Netherlands

Prof dr. Johan Pion is internationally recognised as an expert on talent identification and development. He leads the expert team’s research on the early identification and development of talented children and athletes at HAN in the Netherlands and is also a visiting professor of talent identification and development at Ghent University in Belgium. He has years of experience as a sports scientist. He developed the SportKompas with his colleagues at Ghent University and made his mark in ‘train the trainer programmes’; education and research. The impact of the tools and applied predictive methods developed in his research were guiding policies in Flanders (SportKompas) and the Netherlands (Sportief Groot Worden), the National Youth Sport Institute (Singapore); the National Sport Institute in Malaysia (MyTID at ISN) and the organisation of sports professionals in Indonesia (Sekora).