Professor Arne Güllich on Developing Talent, Learning & the Paradox of Competitive Sport (Repost)

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On the show today, I’m winding the clock back to December 2021 to when I sat down with Professor Arne Güllich.

Arne is a sports scientist and researcher at Technical University of Kaiserslautern, in Germany. He’s published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including his latest paper “What Makes a Champion? Early Multidisciplinary Practice, Not Early Specialization, Predicts World-Class Performance”, and has coached across multiple levels in sport for number of years.

In this conversation, Arne and I discuss his research findings on talent development, coaching, how to develop motivated, self-determined young people, and much more.


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