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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

10 key principles of LTAD

A 10 step reflection

In figure 1 below we present ten key principles that underpin any model and allow reflection on its strengths and limitations. Reflecting on each of these principles will allow us to consider the positive elements and the gaps that may exist in our LTAD approach.

Figure 1. A 10 step evaluation of LTAD model
(from Balyi et al 2005).