Primarily, you have the athletes you have, correct?  Yes and no. You have the athletes you have at your Dojang but what you really want are athletes with the right mix of potential, attitude and work ethic.  If you look at athletes, any athletes, as a pyramid or triangle, the middle of the pyramid is filled with talented athletes that lack the right attitude and work ethic.  It is only the top 8 or 10% that possess the right mix of talent coupled with attitude and work ethic.  When selecting a team, it is important to look for students you can develop in addition to those who are currently ‘ready to perform’ and possess lots of high-level skills.  Remember, you are building a TEAM, not a bunch of talented individuals wearing matching doboks.