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I am generally happy after two decades away from club Athletics that young athletes are given the opportunity to try different events. But! I can not understand why when a young athlete is at a high standard in an event they are not encouraged to train harder. These so called expert state young bobies are not prepared for this and as to weight until they reach 12-15 before hard work is introduced. I coached athlete of 11 years old who reached national hieghts in the 80-90's without these experts and still in touch with some, they have not had long lasting effect from training hard. Also this