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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

Continuous improvement

There is recognition in not only the Balyi and Way (2005) LTAD model but also in the adopted and amended versions that exist and are noted at the start of our topic that long term development should be a dynamic and evolving concept. Further, while we recognise the gaps and limitations of any given model, it is our readiness to be open-minded that is important in ensuring that we strive for continuous improvement - not only in the coaching process but also in the alignment of the systems that constitute the sport.

Figure 12. Continuous improvement requires open, honest and regular review of models and processes.