“This one thing is for sure, the game will let you know when you’re not elite.” “Elite is mindset, not a club. Elite is a habit -a lifestyle. Not for the gram, but for when no one is watching. The real ones don’t care who knows they’re working because you will find out when you see them play.” There is a social definition of the word elite and in most sports simply cultural or subcultural to the sport and/or in many cases to the region in which we live in for that sport. The social definition is solely based on club or membership or entitlements and the portrait that I can portray myself to be whereas people who are actually Elite are basing their Elite status on the fact that they are living a specific lifestyle and they have a particular mindset and that lifestyle and mindset is not only social or solely based on membership but rather on results and the consistency of those results. Bottom line is one cannot pay for their elite status in cash. It isn’t a membership – it is a mentality. A mindset and a way of going about your day to day. Elite is what I never have to post. When I’m elite I don’t have to say it about my self. Others will say it for me.
Unfortunately, many of our youth leagues have failed the next generation of would-be pros and elites. They have created a culture that doesn’t push and challenge players at a young age. These leagues have made it too easy. Combing fun with adversity is what shapes us and makes us who we are. Some people fold under adversity and others thrive because of it. If you are the former then you just don’t belong at an elite level. Simple as that. Everyone can’t be elite. That’s why it is called elite because there aren’t that many people there.