Dear collegues,

A friend of mine attended a conference on talent selection in sports in
South Africa some years back where a certain German professor(whom he does
not remember) proposed the formula x + 10 = y to determine the number of
years it would take for the athlete to attain optimum participation in
competitive sport.

x= year of initiation
10= number of years to be spent in the preparation of an athlete
y= year of competitive participation

I would like to know if anyone has come across such a formula as well as the
details of where to use it and with what level information it gives apart
from that, any published sources t where I could find enlightening with
regards to that.

Thank you in anticipation

For your collaboration

Tholumusa Favoured Mlalazi

(Internacional School of Physical Education & Sports)


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