Please share this video with your members! It is a great educational tool for parents to understand why coaches do some of the things they do.
If you watch long enough there is some paddling and all those who attended a cross country ski camp in December may recognize some of the drills!
Sports for Life – Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the model used to
develop physical literacy from grass-root community programs to the
Olympics. The model establishes the building blocks of fitness and sport for
life. It identifies the fundamental sports skills and training methods. LTAD
can accelerate the improvement in strength, power, endurance and the ABCs:
Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed essential for all developing athletes.
The model firmly grounded in scientific exercise physiology. Learn how to
take advantage of the windows of opportunity in training children based upon
biological growth, and indicators of peak height and strength velocities. We
are thrilled to have partnered with the founders of LTAD for this project.
The video is highly recommended for coaches and young athletes of all
XCZONE.TV produced a motivational kids video in 2004 that we sent to clubs
in US and Canada for FREE. The feedback was great and urged us to create a
more instructional product to help teach children. Meanwhile, the concept of
Long Term Athlete Development was emerging. So in 2007, we reached out to a
number of National Sports Organizations and the LTAD authors to combine
efforts. The LTAD core manuals provided the narrative and we synchronized
the video, to bring the concepts to life. We hope people will find it
helpful, and all sports will benefit.
We are donating this production free of charge for the long term athletic
development of our youth and a life of sport.
Please pass around to parents or coaches who you feel would benefit.
David McMahon and Lise Meloche
Natural Fitness Laboratories
"Living and Coaching Natural Fitness through Clean Oxygen Fed Sport"
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