The 10,000 hour rule – fact or fiction?

If you’re involved in sport at any level (particularly grassroots) then you’ve probably come across the 10,000 hour rule, developed by Anders Ericsson. In simplest form, this “rule” suggests that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve “mastery”. Since this suggestion has become widely publicised, it has become the foundation […]

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Welcome to Fortius Training!

Hi everyone, Firstly – welcome to the Fortius Training Blog!! The purpose of this blog is to provide information for anyone involved in the coaching and training of young athletes! Whether you are a parent of a child who loves sport, the coach of the local club’s Under 10’s side, or anyone involved in elite […]

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Not too little, not too much

Some time ago I attended a UKSport Talent Coaches Breakfast seminar at Bournemouth University, given by a sports psychology lecturer Bryan Jones. He told a story from his time working with a Midlands football club. He told us the story of two vastly different youth players. The first was recruited from Germany, a talented young […]

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