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Dec 22, 2015

How much does an athlete need to practice to become truly elite? What should it involve?  Should it be fun?  Can everyone become a great athlete if they just practice enough?  In this episode, I focus on the most well- known theory in this area called Deliberate Practice, popularized as the 10,000 hour rule.

Technically Challenged: Review of the Gazepoint GP3 Eye tracker and software

Links to articles discussed:

The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance

Outliers: The Story of Success

Wrestling with the nature of expertise: a sport specific test of Ericsson, Krampe and Tesch-Romer's (1993) theory of deliberate practice

The Developmental Activities of Elite Ice Hockey Players

Annual age-grouping and athlete development: a meta-analytical review of relative age effects in sport

Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise


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