Very rarely will your most talented kids go furthest in the sport.
Talent is only a piece of the puzzle.
John Geddert posted advice on how to deal with talented kids:
1- Let them lead you to the elite program rather than you drag them there.
2- Having talent and using talent- … there are talented athletes in every gym in the country. There are two things that separate those that achieve from those that don’t …
3- Take your time
4- Physical Abilities
5- Get Parents on Board
6- Efficient Training … keep the training hours manageable. Many of the top clubs in the world simply overtrain.
7- Flexibility … flexible when it comes to the athlete experiencing other events and activities
8- Seek help where needed
9- Train weaknesses
10- Live to fight another day
details – Dealing With Talent
What to improve next?
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