Depending on your sport of choice, there are different ways to improve. For example, as a tall swimmer in high school, learning better technique was how I improved. As soon as I refined my stroke in a way that took advantage of my height, I propelled myself (pun intended) to qualify for more challenging heats, and win more races. I could have practiced constantly, but without a great technique, I likely wouldn’t have gotten much faster.
Of course, the main avenue to improvement varies by sport. In many, it’s about technique, but in others it’s pure endurance. Still others require building more muscle and strength. Though all of these factors are important, there’s often a primary one that can take take an athlete — and a fundraising program — from good to great.