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This supplementary document describes the stages of LTAD.

Republished from Canadian Sport for Life - http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/
This supplementary document describes the stages of LTAD.

Republished from Canadian Sport for Life - http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/

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Long-Term Athlete Development
The 10 key factorsinfluencing LTAD
1. The 10-Year Rule2. The FUNdamentals3. Specialization4. Developmental Age5. Trainability6. Physical, Mental, Cognitive, andEmotional Development7. Periodization8. Calendar Planning for Competition9. System Alignment and Integration10. Continuous Improvement
An Outlineof LTAD
The first 4 stages, with theirrespective approximate age ranges,are generally appropriate for alllate-specialization sports. In theTraining to Compete and Trainingto Win stages, age ranges varyfrom sport to sport.
Males 12-16Females 11-15Males andFemales 0-6Males 6-9Females 6-8Males 9-12Females 8-11Males 16-23 +/-Females 15-21 +/-Males 19 +/-Females 18 +/-Enter AtAny Age
Active StartFUNdamentalsLearning to TrainTraining to Train
Training to Compete
Training to WinActive for Life
Figure 1 illustrates the stages of LTAD.
FUN and part of daily lifeFitness and movement skillsdevelopmentFocus on learning proper movementskills such as running, jumping, wheeling,twisting, kicking, throwing, and catchingNot sedentary for more than 60 minutesexcept when sleeping
Active Start Stage
Chronological AgeMales and Females 0-6
Overall movement skillsFUN and participationGeneral, overall developmentIntegrated mental, cognitive, andemotional developmentABC’s of Athleticism: agility, balance,coordination, and speedABC’s of Athletics: running, jumping,wheeling, and throwingMedicine ball, Swiss ball, own bodystrength exercisesIntroduce simple rules of ethics of sportScreening for talentNo periodization, but well-structuredprogramsDaily physical activity
Chronological AgeMales 6-9 and Females 6-8
FUNdamentals Stage
Overall sport skills developmentMajor skill learning stage: all basic sportskills should be learned before enteringTraining to TrainIntegrated mental, cognitive, andemotional developmentIntroduction to mental preparationMedicine ball, Swiss ball, own bodystrength exerciseIntroduce ancillary capacitiesTalent IdentificationSingle or double periodizationSport specific training 3 times week;participation in other sports 3 timesa week
Chronological / Development AgeMales 9-12 and Females 8-11
Learning to Train Stage
Some organized physical activityExploration of risk and limits in safeenvironmentsActive movement environment combinedwith well-structured gymnastics andswimming programsDaily physical activity

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