The risk I am talking about is economically, psychological and physiological. Risk is essential for success for success. If you don’t take risk you will not achieve. That said. Very few high school athletes go on to become college athletes, and even fewer become professional. The odds against becoming a elite is tremendous.
So why take the risk. Athletes do not see their action as risky, one they have the confidence in their ability. Even when such confidence is unwarranted. Risk taking is not a skill but a lifestyle choice.