Being consistently good makes you great. Relying on your talent doesn’t, says Alyson Annan
Talented athletes are a commonly discussed topic amongst coaches and parents. Which factors play a role in talent identification; how do we measure talent? How do we cherish talent? How can we help talented athletes excel? It is a continual and ever evolving discussion.
The problem with most of these discussions, particularly in team sports, is that talent is in the eyes of the beholder. A young athlete will have several different coaches throughout their career and each one will probably have a different idea about what talent is. And therein lies the problem.
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