After being mentioned in an unrelated post it got me thinking-
-How do schools/colleges in America really handle sports and harnessing sporting talent? I'm assuming it's not a carbon copy of the Hollywood film's take on it?
-Am I right in the pressures being completely different depending on where you grow up? I hear in eastern bloc countries weightlifting is for example part of class or heavily promoted from an early age, as well as China seemingly nit-picking from it's vast pool of genetics for every Olympics.
This reminds me of the thread about the potential of street basketball players "potentially" having the genetics (or whatever) to play at a similar standard... whilst I'm not talking about whether I agree, the general response seems to be in America such talent IS generally always found if it's around. As it is, in England, I believe we harness ALMOST NONE of our potential talent, outside of private schools the system for sports education and the promotion of sports is practically non-existent, unless you happen to have family member who already loves the sport or your parents happen to point you in that direction and fund you, you simply will not be likely to take up a sport, and the chances of you being told what you'd be best at are slim to zero. Discuss.