Category Archives: Pathways to elite performance

Literature Review: The Path to Excellence – A comprehensive view of development of U.S. Olympians who competed from 1984 to 1998

Today’s Expert Advantage blog post is a guest post written by Young-Bin Cho. Young-Bin is a 3rd year student at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ontario, Canada, working towards a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology. Young-Bin is currently completing a … Continue reading

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Elite performance via talent transfer

The final instalment in this series on pathways to elite performance will discuss elite performance via talent transfer. For this post I will take a slightly different approach to the previous articles in this series – rather than review the … Continue reading

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Elite performance via diversification

Welcome back to our series on pathways to elite performance. The last post in this series addressed elite performance via early specialisation, and the bottom line of the article suggested that early specialisation is recommended primarily for sports in which … Continue reading

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Elite performance via early specialisation

One of the hottest topics being discussed on coaching blogs around the world at the moment is whether it is necessary to specialise in a single sport from an early age in order to maximise sporting potential. While we’re all … Continue reading

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Pathways to elite performance

If we were to take a sample of some of the World’s most decorated athletes, and have a quick glance at how they came to arrive at the pinnacle of their respective sports, we would find that there are a … Continue reading

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