Long-Term Athletic Development- Part 1: A Pathway for All Youth
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
MetadataShow full item record
The concept of developing talent and athleticism in youth is the goal of many coaches and sports systems. Consequently, an increasing number of sporting organizations have adopted long-term athletic development models in an attempt to provide a structured approach to the training of youth. It is clear that maximizing sporting talent is an important goal of long-term athletic development models. However, ensuring that youth of all ages and abilities are provided with a strategic plan for the development of their health and physical fitness is also important to maximize physical activity participation rates, reduce the risk of sport- and activity-related injury, and to ensure long-term health and well-being. Critical reviews of independent models of long-term athletic development are already present within the literature; however, to the best of our knowledge, a comprehensive examination and review of the most prominent models does not exist. Additionally, considerations of modern day issues that may impact on the success of any long-term athletic development model are lacking, as are proposed solutions to address such issues. Therefore, within this 2-part commentary, Part 1 provides a critical review of existing models of practice for long-term athletic development and introduces a composite youth development model that includes the integration of talent, psychosocial and physical development across maturation. Part 2 identifies limiting factors that may restrict the success of such models and offers potential solutions.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research;
Copy not available from this repository.
- Sport Research Groups 
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
National Strength and Conditioning Association Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development Lloyd, Rhodri S.; Oliver, Jon (Wolters Kluwer, 2016-06-01)There has recently been a growing interest in long-term athletic development for youth. Because of their unique physical, psychological, and social differences, children and adolescents should engage in appropriately ...
Lloyd, Rhodri S.; Oliver, Jon (Wolters Kluwer, 2015-05)The first instalment of this two-part commentary reviewed existing models of long-term athletic development. However, irrespective of the model that is adopted by practitioners, existing structures within competitive youth ...
Lloyd, Rhodri S.; Meyers, Rob; Oliver, Jon (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011)The inclusion of plyometrics within youth-based strength and conditioning programs is becoming more popular as a means to develop stretch-shortening cycle ability. Plyometric training adaptations have previously been ...