There are no shortcuts, crash programs or quick fixes that will get you there faster. You will always have to pay the piper whether it is sooner or later. It is better to pay up front by being very thorough in the development process with a balanced program that builds a solid foundation. All components of fitness must be trained at all times of the training year and the career, just the proportion and emphasis changes with advancing training age and proficiency. At younger training ages, especially during periods of rapid growth and development it is tempting to try to accelerate the process, because they can but they will pay for it later on. My concern today is that young athletes over compete and under prepare in terms of sound fundamental training. They can continue to advance on talent and competitiveness and then the roof caves in either with serous injuries, performance stagnation or performance decrement. Pay the piper, take care of fundamentals heed the wisdom of the body and train appropriate for the athlete’s level of development. Rome was not built in a day; training accumulates day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year. Take time and do it right.