Parent’s Guide to Speed Skating

Speed Skating – The Core Values of Long Term Athlete Development – LTAD

  • Long term athlete development is anchored in the belief that each child, player and athlete is different, with individual needs and rates of development.
  • Long term athlete development provides a framework for planning and decision-making on athlete development, NOT a rigid template .
  • Long term athlete development is concerned with the holistic development of children, players and athletes.
  • Long term athlete development stages overlap and are unique to each individual. Long term athlete development recognizes the significance of transitions in the development of children, players and athletes.
  • Long term athlete development recognizes that the accumulation of deliberate practice and training age is linear and that the development of key capacities is nonlinear and individualized.

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