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Long term athlete development (LTAD)

Here are some background articles on LTAD. Whilst they may seem quite daunting to parents, we have put them up here to show some of the research that underpins our coaching.

It is easy to listen to anecdotal “Mum chat” on the sidelines of pitches, but this is usually misinformed (albeit well meaning) and you can get sucked into a vortex of competing with other children in the short term; most parents are operating week to week or month to month.

It is hard for parents to think long term when dealing with the day to day logistics involved with supporting a sporty child.

Putting it into practice requires expert support and guidance, and we have developed the  Sports Training System for this reason.

Biological Maturity and Perceptions of Talent

Developing Physical Literacy

How to prevent overuse injuries in youth athletes

The NSCA guidelines to Youth Resistance Training

Academic Paper on the theory behind Physical Literacy

Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity Model

Guide to measuring growth rates in children for coaches

Athletic Development Centre

Late specialisation is important

Extensive critique of Bounce and other “Talent” books

Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: position statement

Myer 2015 Sports Health Sport Specialization, Part I Does Early Sports Specialization Increase Negative Outcomes and Reduce the Opportunity for Success in Young Athletes

Myer 2015 Sports Health Sports Specialization Part II Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes

 

 

Client Testimonials

Robin Williams GB Footballer Paralympian
I have been training with James for over four years now and firmly believe he has played a key role in my transformation as an athlete and therefore as a footballer. It’s fair to say I was in poor condition in various aspects when we first met, however, James’ ability to focus on the most important things and eliminate the baggage from training has enabled me to develop rapidly, having missed selection for the 2009 European Championships I am now a regular in the starting lineup.
 
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Upcoming Courses

Athletic Development Coach – NORTH DEVON – COMING SOON
01 Apr 2019

Athletic Development Coach – NORTH DEVON

Venue: North Devon, TBC;

Cost: £100 including materials and access to online resources. here.

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