Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Survey of Olympians Gives Top 10 Success factors and Obstacles

As a coach, athlete, parent and trainer would you like to know what actual Olympians did to reach that level of excellence? You will with this show. In 2000, to learn about the progression of young athletes to Olympians the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) conducted “The Olympian Survey,” in which 800+ Olympians responded. The survey produced two reports: Reflections on Success & The Pathway to Excellence. From start to finish, guest, Alicia McConnell, USOC Director of Athletes Services and Programs had a lead role with this extensive & highly informative survey. Alicia has extensive background as an elite athlete, coach and national USOC program development and management.