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    Found this video elsewhere.

    Check it out.

    http://youtu.be/5_qvswpfUWk
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    Well worth the watch , thanks Gav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavski View Post
    Well worth the watch , thanks Gav.
    I thought so too so I was a bit surprised no one had commented!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    I thought so too so I was a bit surprised no one had commented!
    I actually watched it last night Gav. (They block youtube here at work)

    One of the most inteligent and insightful talks I've seen in years. A couple of points from the talk that I thought were of significant interest;

    • The performance plans he discusses are based on a 20 year period broken into 4 year cycles. (Our own BF need to take note of the long term planning needed for success at an elite level.)


    • He considers success at a younger age (10 - 16 or so) as completely worthless and irrelevent when looking at potential elite success.


    • Interesting that he suggests sports speciality at an early age (between the ages of 6 - 13 or so) to not only be not required, but counter productive in looking at athletes acheiving elite level in a sport. (other than when the sports peak age is about 16)


    I'll admit that when I saw the link was a 1.5 hr video, I balked a bit, but once I started watching, couldn't stop. Well worth the effort.
    JohnL

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    The part with Shaun White made me wonder if 'Red Bull' would consider building me a fencing salle.
    Savvy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackSparrow View Post
    The part with Shaun White made me wonder if 'Red Bull' would consider building me a fencing salle.
    Are you good enough?

    Have you asked them?
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    Insightful. Thanks.
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    Thanks Gav, well worth all coaches and people involved in performance listening to.

    So what it boils down to is,

    Winning up to 16/17 is no predictor of international senior success.
    Laying down motor skills is more important than teaching a youngster to win at an early age.
    Fencing may as well let other sports do the initial work (my take on what was said)
    Genetics are not as important as personal motivation.
    It is the quality of the coaching and fencing environment that matters. The reasons that JL (In another thread)
    explained why Salle Paul was so successful fits in with what what the Professor was saying.

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