Sherlock Holmes knew it was elementary and if you look closely at performance at the highest level – you will see huge commonalities – those commonalities are quite elementary it’s the basics. Great performance consists of the basics flawlessly executed with speed and precision in a chaotic environment. Because the competition environment is so chaotic it is easy to lose sight of the basics. But don’t be fooled. What is the message? Know the basics inside out. Teach the basics. Master the basics. Practice the basics everyday no matter if you are number one in the world or a novice training for the first time. Never allow the basics to become mundane. Basics win medals because they are stable and consistent. Never too elementary!