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

Lloyd, Rhodri S, Oliver, Jon L, Faigenbaum, Avery D, Howard, Rick, De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355, Williams, Craig A, Best, Thomas M, Alvar, Brent A, Micheli, Lyle J, Thomas, D. Phillip, Hatfield, Disa L, 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. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000000756

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Adolescents; Health; Fitness; Performance; Resistance training
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 15:08
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3535

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