Chapter 1


F or as long as sports have been around , fans and experts have wondered: What makes a great athlete? Is he or she born with all that talent? Or is it a mat- ter of “practice makes perfect”? In his 2008 best-selling book, Outliers: The Story of Suc- cess , Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell suggested the “10,000-Hour Rule.” He said that it worked for any field—business, the arts, or sports. The rule simply means that working at a task for 10,000 hours over the course of a lifetime leads to success. For in- stance, Gladwell believes that he is a success- ful author because he spent more than 10,000 hours working on stories for newspapers

How many more hours will this player need before he has “mastered” his skills?


Made with FlippingBook - Online Brochure Maker