Geert J.P. Savelsbergh (Full professor) is the Desmond Tutu chair for Youth, Sport and Reconciliation, Head of the Motor Learning and Performance group at Research Institute Amsterdam Movement Science. In the period of 1991-1996, he was a research fellow of the Royal Netherland Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he received an honour doctorate of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium. At the moment, he is scientific coordinator of the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science. His research interest is in fundamental research with respect to the visual regulation of movement, but also in applied research from a perception-action perspective. He is now focused on concepts like anticipation, pattern recognition in sports as football, tennis, golf and sailing, especially for talent development. He has published over 200 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals and recently a book about talent development entitled ‘Athletic Skills Model for optimal talent development’. He is the editor of the Infant behavior and Development, associate editor of International Journal of Sport Psychology. He (co)-supervised 30 PhD projects and currently supervises PhD projects in Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom and South-Africa. He has international teaching experience (Belgium; Brasil; Germany; Italy; Norway; Portugal; United Kingdom).