Are sports prodigies born to be champions or developed through specialized training programs to become elite world class competitors? Enter the world of the greatest youth sports prodigies such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, and Michelle Wie to learn how they became such astounding athletes and why others apparently destined for greatness like Freddy Adu and Todd Marinovich failed to achieve long-term success.
In studying sports prodigies, we can learn what worked and failed in their careers and in turn use that knowledge to help develop the next generation of youth sports stars. This insightful book studies the benefits and dangers of sport specialization, the best ways to develop a well-rounded athlete, the right way to approach sport-specific training, and the critical role of parents in raising successful young athletes. Prepare to be amazed!