What is talent? How is it developed? What makes one athlete more talented than another?
After reading some of Daniel Coyle's book, "Talent Code," I was intrigued by some of the thoughts he shared. Myelin, the fatty substance covering nerve fibers, helps to improve impulse conduction. Is it the reason behind varying talent levels though?
Read this article (I know, it's long, and it's a Friday). Especially if you're a parent with young kids with hopes of them becoming an elite athlete.
In closing, do you agree with the answer to the following question?
Q) Why is the U.S. losing ground on the "talent map?" (i.e. more elite players are coming from overseas)
A) a highly distractive youth culture, a focus on the glamour of winning rather than on the brickwork of building technique, and a sporting environment that is gentler than those found in many of the world's harder corners.