Strategic sports

Not all sports have strategic elements. There is not much strategizing in the 100-meter dash. You just run as fast as you can. That’s all there is to it. I have also never heard of a 100-meter racer employing a strategy coach. Mental coaching, yes, physical coaching, of course, yes, but strategic coaching, no. It is just not necessary. All they would say is: “Try to run as fast as possible” and you don’t need to pay someone to give you this kind of advice. There is probably also not much strategic concern in the long jump, the high jump, pole vaulting, and javelin. I guess there is little strategic thinking in most of athletics. But there are also lots of sports, even within or close to athletics, that do have a substantial element of strategic consideration.

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