Countless people aspire to become an athlete and many more still, to become a pro or elite athlete. We see the lives of the world’s best athletes, travelling the globe to compete in the sport they love, stepping up and performing on the big stage and in the high-pressure moments, and we tingle with excitement about what that would feel like.
Well, firstly let’s quickly establish what an athlete is… The word ‘Athlete’ is inspired by the Greek word ‘Athlein’ which literally means the ‘one who competes for a prize’. So, broadly speaking, an athlete is someone who is competing and proficient in sports, athletics or any other forms of physical exercise.
Now, I’m sure we’ve all spent endless hours daydreaming about our favourite sporting stars and imagining what it would be like to be them. However, behind every elite athlete at the top of their chosen sport are years of blood, sweat and tears to get there.
So, if you’re not fazed by the concept of hard work, here are a few common ideas on how to become an athlete:
- Have a deep passion for your chosen sport
- Create a training and competition routine that works
- Develop a high level of focus
- Train smarter and harder than those around you
- Accept that pain is part of the process
- Don’t dwell on bad results, but power on
At Precision Athletica in Sydney, we’ve developed a model for athletic development that is based on the combined principles of the world’s best sporting institutes and high-performance training centres. Our approach has been proven to fast track athletic development and in a short space of time, our athletes have won elite sporting titles such as:
Further to the common ideas on how to become an athlete, we know that the road to becoming a professional or elite athlete is a tough one, but with the right support and proven training/development strategies behind you, it is very possible.
If you’re a young sportsperson, parent, coach or recreational sports person looking to improve in your sporting performance, health and physical development, we would strongly encourage you to bring your team together (parents, coaches, club officials etc) and make sure that you are all on the same page in terms of your goals and how you are going to get there.
At Precision Athletica, we know that for Australian athletes to develop and maximise their athletic potential, it takes a team that is truly working as one. For our part, we are just a piece of the puzzle and we make sure that all of the team (see above) is pulling together.
What we have seen is vital in becoming an athlete, is having great knowledge and unity as the key underlying factor in the athlete’s development plan. Ensuring that all these key bases are managed:
If you’re thinking that a career as a professional athlete is for you, or you want to support your child in reaching that level, we hope you have picked up some good insight from this article.
In an effort to truly support young Australia sportspeople aspiring to become athletes, the founder of Precision Athletica, Pete Magner, has decided that he is willing to go one-step further and really deep dive into the topic.
If you watch the video at the top of this article and use the link below, Pete has agreed to send you our secrets on how to become an elite athlete, and exactly how Precision Athletica has achieved such outstanding results for our athletes in such a short space of time.
CLICK HERE to learn the full secret to becoming an athlete.