Long-Term Athletic Development- Part 1:a pathway for all youth

Lloyd, Rhodri S and Oliver, Jon L and Faigenbaum, Avery D and Howard, Rick and De Ste Croix, Mark B and Williams, Craig A and Best, Thomas M and Alvar, Brent A and Micheli, Lyle J and Thomas, D. Phillip and Hatfield, Disa L and Cronin, John B and Myer, Gregory D (2015) Long-Term Athletic Development- Part 1:a pathway for all youth. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29 (5). pp. 1439-1450. ISSN 1064-8011

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 15:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 10:49
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3535

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