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Expert Advantage Recommended Reads: April 17, 2012

As I prepare this weeks Expert Advantage Recommended Reads from my base in Toronto, Canada, the Coaches Association of Ontario is celebrating Ontario Coaches Week. Ontario Coaches Week is “a week long campaign that aims to recruit, develop and celebrate … Continue reading

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Expert Advantage Recommended Reads: March 26, 2012

1. “The myth of the skilled basketball player”. If an athlete is able to perform many skills in practice, coaches can be quick to label that player as skilled. However, it is important to make the distinction between motor skills … Continue reading

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Is 10,000 hours a magic number for sport expertise? Part 2: The 10 year / 10,000 hour rule in sport

The previous Expert Advantage blog post introduced the 10 year / 10,000 hour rule and discussed evidence from chess and music suggesting that 10 years and 10,000 hours of practice are required in order to attain expertise in these domains. … Continue reading

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Is 10,000 hours a magic number for sport expertise? Part 1: The 10 year / 10,000 hour rule

Many coaches, parents, and athletes have heard at some point throughout their involvement in sport that 10 years and 10,000 hours of practice are required in order to become an elite athlete. The 10 year / 10,000 hour rule, as … Continue reading

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