It was difficult to imagine in 1987 when I attended my first National coaches conference at Bisham Abbey when the then head of performance Richard Lewis, now CEO of the all England club, asked if we could produce a Wimbledon champion by the turn-of-the-century.
Andy Murray is a proven Champion. His association with a smart ex-champion helped him break the ice in a big way – Olympic gold, a US Open and Wimbledon in twelve months.
The governing body operates on fear. Players, coaches, clubs, and academies are all fearful of the organisation that pretends inclusion and teamwork yet continuously operates a system of subjective selection and favouritism that kills individuality and creativity.
We see and hear a lot of stats about what it takes to be top 100 and discussion on what constitutes ‘being on track’ for this journey to the top of the game.
In the majority of sports the competition and training schedule is known in advance. If you have good methods of objectifying an athlete’s current state of adaptive health, you can adjust training and recovery methods to manipulate the athlete’s biological state.