Doing What Works

Want to meet a world-class skater?

September 20, 201641 min
Charlie Hamblinnew Charlie Hamblin's one decorated guy. The Portland teenager is a sixteen-time national champion roller skater and a thirty-two time national medalist. He's on his way to the World Championships in Italy, but he took an hour out of his busy schedule to share what it takes to become world-class in a sport. Is it worth it? Should parents encourage a child with a dream like Charlie's to go for it? What's that family signing up for, by the way? And would it surprise you how much better prepared elite athletes are for the inevitable bumps and bruises of life?

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