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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


The S&C coach is by now well versed in understanding the principles that underpin Long Term Player development. However, in this topic we reviewed in a critical manner the model currently used to guide the decision making for Long Term Player Development planning. A 10 step approach to evaluating the LTAD model was described here. The 10 steps are by no means the only model that can be used to reflect on, critique and consider the merits or limitations of any Long Term Development model. In fact and much like the LTAD model itself, the process of ongoing and regular review and evaluation is important for all involved in the game.