Jason posted the first of a a three part series on what he’s learned …
… I started doing gymnastics when I was six years old and trained for over 16 years. At age 11 I started competing and placing in national competitions at the Junior and later the Elite levels. The highest I ever placed in senior men’s competition was 15th – I was never Olympic material, but I trained with many who were.
Previously, I wrote about how I blew out my knee and came back to win a national championship – this post is specifically about what gymnastics has taught me about acquiring and mastering skills.
Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach these lessons …
Here’s an outline of his key points:
Acquiring and Mastering Skills
• Deliberate practice.
• Focus on the fundamentals.
• Break down the skill into pieces.