USOC Formula for Developing Elite Athletes

I am going to hammer this topic to death. Read this report form the USOC about elite athlete development ( thanks to Michelle Amidon of USA Hockey for passing so much of this stuff along).

Read down to the sub heading Implication

“The findings indicate that Olympians were involved in an average of three sports per year until age 14, which belies the notion that early specialization is critical to long-term success.”

Did you read that? Three sports per year until at least 14. That is the key to success. Don’t believe fake experts who have never developed an Olympian.


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