Talent Development in a Battle of Nature vs Nurture

Talent Development in a Battle of Nature vs Nurture

As we entered the new millennium on a night we thought the world was going to end, another phenomenon creeped into the picture. The early specialization of youth athletes at ages we simply cannot fathom. Talent identification took a whole new meaning as coaches across the country scattered to find the secret to creating the next Owen Hargraves, Sidney Crosby, Genie Bouchard, and the list could go on. There have been many articles explaining how the incredible skill of exploration was being removed from sport and life for millennials. In this post, we want to touch on a vastly misunderstood concept of Nature vs Nurture.

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8 Breakthrough Concepts for Better ACL Return to Play Programs

8 Breakthrough Concepts for Better ACL Return to Play Programs

I’m new to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation and have learned a lot over the last few months while working with some very smart physical therapists and athletic trainers. Although I’ve never had an athlete tear an ACL while under my care, I have had athletes come to work with me with previous ACL injuries. Many of them had botched rehab jobs, but some were rehabilitated amazingly well. Unfortunately I’ve also observed lazy professionals go through the motions.

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