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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

Screening the lunge pattern

Cues and coaching

When assessing biomechanical deficits in any exercise or movement pattern, it is recommended to first test for proprioceptive and coordination limitations through training cues and corrective feedback. Cues delivered through verbal instruction and visual aids can assist a player in self correcting with better technique immediately showing.

If the player’s performance improves immediately by direct means of cueing and feedback, it is most probable that the player’s main limitation from performing the exercise with correct form was due to coordination.

If the player is unable to execute correct exercise form with strategic cues and feedback, then it is possible that mobility or strength limitations may be the reason for their poor movement pattern. In this case, corrective strategies may now be planned and these will address limitations of strength and mobility. It is important to identify the specific deficit that may be responsible for the limitation in the movement performance in order to effectively correct functional mechanics.