A Young Athlete’s Guide To Being “The Best” with Sports Scientist Prof. Mark Williams

A Young Athlete’s Guide To Being “The Best” with Sports Scientist Prof. Mark Williams

April 13, 2022 by Tola

The goal of every athlete is to be “The Best”. Whether that means being the best you can be as an individual athlete or being better than your teammates and competitors.

The question then is, how does an athlete become “The Best”? Is it by training harder or by having better coaches or by being blessed with raw natural talent?

On Athlete Maestro we provide answers to this difficult questions and we’re going straight to the source on this one.

Prof. Mark Williams is a Sports Scientist and Psychologist who has an extensive background in sports performance.

More importantly, he is the author of the book “The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made”.

In this episode with Prof. Mark, we break down the difference between average and elite athletes. We also discuss at length how coaches and the environment contribute immensely to the growth an athlete will have in the quest to become “The Best”.

The Sport Parents aren’t left out. We discuss Sports Parenting and how parents can help guide their children in Sports.

If you loved this episode shoot me an email tola@athletemaestro.com and let me know what you learnt so I can forward your message to Prof. Mark.

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  • How Elite Athletes become “The Best”.
  • How your environments affect how you develop in sports.
  • Why you must have a good coach.
  • The role of a clear development pathway for parents who want their children to play sports.
  • How parents can raise better young athletes
  • and much much more

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Athlete MaestroTOLA OGUNLEWE

Tola Ogunlewe is a Sports Performance Coach, Sports Lawyer, Father and the creator of Athlete Maestro.

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