While genetics determine an athlete’s potential, nurturing innate abilities in the correct sequence determines how closely the athlete reaches peak potential.
For long-term development, follow the First-Things-First theory.
I wrote this article a while back for another website. It’s fun to peak back. I’ve learned a lot since then. I’m still ultra competitive, however with the realization that developing athletes is about progress, not outcome, I’ve learned to channel it differently.
The simple task of keeping score changes the way we think, feel, and act.