What is more important. For instance lets say two 10year olds are of the same level and geneticly identical Child A is placed with a coach with all the information, right solutions to the players problems, tec tac physical and mental but trains on his own doesnt compete with anyone apart from the coach in the coaching enviroment. Child B is placed in an enviroment with other players of a similar standard right throughout there development stages. Everyone in the enviroment strives to be the best and everyone is competing internally and externally having fun. The player however receives no coaching and can only learn by experimentation and copying those around him. At 25 they play a match. Who wins? My thought. Player B wins as player A would give up the game after 4 years or so.