Good athletes figure out physical performance tasks exceptionally fast, even if that task isn’t part of the premier sport. Instead of asking how to cast, they'll just start casting, and then ask the right questions after they get a feel for it on their own. Granted, some of these guys had bass fishing backgrounds, but the ones that didn't were off to the races in no time with only a few simple pointers. But you have to remember that these guys aren’t just athletes, they are also new-age students. What really impressed me is how after they grasped the basics of casting, they treated the next task (catching fish) like an exam. Out came their smart phones, and the research began. In no time flat, a few were searching Google for muddy water bass techniques. Watch a quick video, read a quick paragraph, and they instantly started putting that info into play.