Sport for Life

Aaron Nutting

This presentation describes the 7-stage Canadian Model of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), atraining, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age – thematuration level of an individual- rather than chronological. It is athlete centred,coach driven and administration, sport science and sponsor supported. Athleteswho progress through LTAD experience training and competition in programsthat consider their biological and training ages in creating periodized plansspecific to their development needs.

Presented at the 2009 Recreation Nova Scotia Annual Conference.

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