Secret Sauce?, don’t think so!
Nature vs Nurture is a long debated argument weighing up the importance of having ‘natural’ ability and it’s impact vs the premise that creating an environment where athletes work long-term to develop skills and attributes relevant to their chosen discipline.
In real terms, from my experience coaching, there’s a real disconnect between the physical attributes of individuals and some key intrinsic attitudes which are essential in order to maximize the given potential in each individual.
Two of these attributes were reminded to me this week. While not the only two elements, these can pretty much describe for me two primary cornerstones of the key attributes for any young athletes pathway to success.
There’s one final attribute also that’s essential for all athletes to have and as coaches one that is necessary to foster and develop and it’s …..