Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day: The importance of families, coaches and natural ability
In honor of Memorial Day, and along the lines of what I'd been thinking about the last few posts, I thought it would be good to get Ronda's take on some of the points raised about the importance (or not) of natural talent.
I also have my latest new toy, an account for Cinch , which is to podcasting like Twitter is to blogging.
So here is my first try at Cinch.
I asked Ronda about how her father, who died when she was eight years old, had an impact on her as an athlete.
and here is her response:
And another question,
"In succeeding as an international athlete, how important is support from others - coaches, family,friends and teammates?"
One last question,
"If coaches, family support, work ethic and all of that other stuff is so important, how much does 'natural athletic ability' really matter?"
By the way, if you haven't been to the Getty Villa in Malibu, it's worth going.