Sport talentenpaspoort


Your individual Sport Talent Passport

Inside the sports world we often focus on the physical talents of the athlete first. This is the visual component within the triptych ‘heart – head/mind – body’. Under the rubric of the physical talents we comprehend parameters such as height, agility, strength, endurance (VO2 max), etc…
The Sport Talent Passport is a scientifically based online tool for discovering your other 2 ‘invisible’ essential components, namely heart and head/mind OR our emotional and rational talents. An alignment of emotional, rational and physical talents results in truly excelling within your sport.

To generate your own unique Sport Talent passport, you must complete an online questionnaire. This allows you to discover your passions and the approach to work that is easiest for you. Based on your answers, we compare you with all the other professionals in the database. In your Sport Talent Passport, you will find two “photos” of yourself. The first photo shows your passions, and second photo shows your aptitude.

The Sport Talent Passport can help the individual athlete in different areas. When we don’t feel good, sustainable performance stays out. Thus, we try to avoid “lost” years in the already limited time frames in which athletes perform best on a physical level. This exponentially increases the likelihood that the potential present can be fully expressed. This creates a significant time savings for all parties and in these performance-oriented times, time is money….


Not only do individuals have natural potential; teams do too. To make your team’s unique Sport Talent Passport, each team member completes the online questionnaire. In the Team Sport Talent Passport, you will find two “photos” of your team which, together with the anonymous individual results, can be used to deduce the team talents.

The added value this can bring is enormous. Team analysis offers the club the possibility to look for the right profile. A coach who fits the values of the club, who fits the vision of how educated youth can be guided, moved and integrated into the elite team.
Within team sports, it can help to look for the athlete with the right mental skills or emotional talents that best fit into an already existing group. Team analyses show us the distribution of talents within our group and reveal gaps in the composition.


Exactly what these two photos say about your WORKing talent is best discussed with a certified Sport Talent Passport Coach. A certified Sport Talent Passport Coach is trained to accurately interpret your photos, together with you. There are so many different WORKing talents that they cannot simply be enumerated in a list. Unfortunately, most talent methods try to fit your unique talents into a condensed list.


The target price for an individual Sport talent passport is approximately 75 euros excluding VAT, but the price can vary from country to country because we want to keep the Sport talent passport accessible to everyone. A group discount is provided for teams.

What’s a Sport Talent Passport ?

Scientific basis of the Sport Talent Passport

The Sport Talent Passport is an application of the Talent Passport that was inspired by the ‘Needs Theory’ as developed by Profs. Henry A. Murray, William Mc Dougall, William James and others, and by the ‘Cognitive Styles Theory’ as researched by Dr. Eva Cools (PhD) and Prof. Herman Van Den Broeck from the Vlerick Business School. These psychogenic motives and thinking styles are also very characteristic of the sports world.

Pontis Management School developed a test to accurately determine the position of the strength of your drives and cognitive styles relative to that of other professionals. The calculation of the results and the positioning was developed in collaboration with the University of Antwerp.


Nowadays, the word ‘talent’ has many connotations. Read 10 different texts about talent, and you will probably find 10 different definitions. Who can still see the forest for the trees?
That is why the Talent Passport uses the unique concept of “WORKing talent”.

  • that give you energy
  • that make you unique in comparison to other professionals
  • that constitute your potential for excellence.


Your WORKing talents are traits you were born with or that you developed unconsciously at a very young age. These traits are very stable and cannot be consciously altered during adulthood.
You can consider the collection of your WORKing talents as a rich breeding ground, your natural potential. But only by investing in your potential will you be able to reap a harvest.

In practice, investing in your potential means acquiring knowledge and skills which allow your talents to flourish. One thing is certain. When you invest in your talents, not only will you optimise your performance, you will also experience true pleasure in doing so.

There is a difference between skill and talent. Master the skill to let the talent out.