[quote author="Ejump" date="1229565786"]Can you imagine what we could do with even the Swedish system?
Funny… because when I read your well spoken words about charlatans who are competing against other, equally crappy, charlatans and who’s only merit is that they have happened to stumble into talents, I could swear you were describing the Swedish system 🙂
There really is no Swedish system. What we have is surely very different from what goes on in the US. There is no school or college competition system. We have “clubs” and only very few coaches are paid, most are volunteers. It is surely a lot less competitive system than yours.
I understand that you have a problem after the high school level? Luxury! 🙂 In Sweden most athletes quit before high school. No wonder, as there are so few exceptions to the rule that girls reach their performance peak at an age of 15.
Sorry, even in Sweden it’s very little about training but all about talents and physical maturity curves.[/quote]
You must forgive me…I have these visions of explosive blond athletes with interesting names and excellent technique, and I really must admit that beyond that, I was just looking for an example of an alternative system to prove my point. 🙂