It turns out more of us have a chance to be a "superstar" athlete. That certain, je ne sais quoi that legends like Gretzky, Bird, and Montana possess turns out to be trainable. Wired has an article on scientists studying the magic that is "field sense".
Wayne Gretzky-Style 'Field Sense' May Be Teachable
Such talent has long been assumed to be innate. "Coaches tend to think you either have it or you don't," Vint says. Unlike a jump shot or a penalty kick, field sense — which mixes anticipation, timing, and an acute sense of spatial relations — is considered essentially untrainable, a gift. Gretzky himself once fuzzily described it as having "a feeling about where a teammate is going to be. A lot of times, I can just turn and pass without looking."
But Vint rejects the notion that Gretzky-style magic is unteachable.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
The Rain in Spain
Becky sang "The Rain In Spain" and "I Could Have Danced All Night" at the Haslett Choir Cabaret this week. If you missed it here's your chance to catch up.
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