Tag Archives: expertise

Faster, higher, stronger… and younger? Birth order, sibling sport participation, and sport expertise development

The following blog post discusses some of our findings from the Pathways to the Podium Research Project, and was presented as a research poster at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference in Honolulu, … Continue reading

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Expert Advantage Recommended Reads: April 23, 2012

1. To begin I would like to give a shout out to a new blogger, Jon Roy (@jonroy16), a golf coach with the Golf Association of Ontario. In this post, he gives a wonderful description of the differences he has … Continue reading

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A look back at Linsanity (in case you missed it)

Prepared by Young-Bin Cho – Pathways to the Podium Research Assistant. Linsanity. Over the course of two short weeks in February, Jeremy Lin became one of the greatest stories in sports of the past decade. His story took North America … Continue reading

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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 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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