Becoming an elite athlete in any sport takes a lot of preparation, dedication, hard work and willingness to sacrifice more than anyone else in order to succeed.
Elite athletes are those who you see on the big scene competing against the best. Those athletes are on a level of their own because they easily push themselves every time for higher standards.So what’s different about the elite athletes? They always train with a high level of intensity and they try competing against themselves each time. They are in a constant competition where they always ask themselves to if they can be better today than they were yesterday. This mindset, attitude and effort to do better every time leads to building great habits. In the long run, those habits become natural and players quickly eleven their game from good to great. There are many factors that can help players become elite. First of all, it’s important to look at the training environment and support at home, on and off the field and even at school. One affects the other and if there is constant support and constructive feedback is given, the athlete will be more likely to succeed. A player’s family is extremely important especially at the younger ages where the mom or the dad can be very active in the players life. This is how players develop a passion for their sport. They see what their parents are doing and they try to do that as well. In some cases, where a player has an older brother or sister, will put them at a great advantage. They will want to do and play with the older ones every time. So their skills process quickly accelerates because they are more challenged than their older brothers or sisters used to be. So let’s quickly take a look at the video below and discover what elite athletes posses. This video has no secret formula but it’s great starting point if you are looking to identify the qualities a player needs to become elite. There is a very small percentage of those players and most of them play in great club academies, college or even at the pro level.