It comes down to what you spend your time doing. Are you becoming a student of the sport by reading, talking, researching, studying? A great athlete can sometimes do that, but mostly they are robots following the training and advice of the coach. Which, I don’t necessarily deem bad. A great athlete needs to know and trust their coach and believe in what the coach has to offer. If they are reading X’s training or Y’s training and start questioning the coach, problems could arise.