10,000 hour myth – Misunderstood by sports parents?

10,000 hour myth – Misunderstood by sports parents?

written by Gordon MacLelland 

Many parents will now be aware or have heard of the 10,000 hour rule publicised by Malcolm Gladwell.  The principle holds that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field whether it is in music, business, art or sport.

However, what many parents are unaware of is that this rule has later been discredited on many counts and the original man behind the research Anders Ericsson has publicly bemoaned the context that Gladwell used it in his book ‘Outliers’.

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