Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

LTAD is a framework for developing physical literacy, physical fitness, and competitive ability, using a stage-by-stage approach. The LTAD model recognizes that physical literacy is the foundation for a) being active, healthy, and engaged in physical activity for life and/or b) achieving personal best performances at all levels of competition.  Simply put, LTAD provides an optimal development plan for everyone to participate in physical activity while ensuring that individuals who wish to excel in their sport of choice get the optimal training, competition, and recovery in each stage of their athletic development.

LTAD model