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Finally, Youth Performance Coaches Have Access to a Long Term Athletic Development System to Help Young Athletes Perform at the Highest Levels, Avoid Injury, and Eliminate Burn Out!
You already know that a Long Term Athletic Development training model produces the best, longest-lasting results, but do you know the scientific basis of this model or how to actually implement it for each developmental level?
Unfortunately, outside of the International Youth Conditioning Association and a few select resources, there isn’t much quality information out there on Long Term Athletic Development.
People talk about it's importance. Others show graphics and models. But not many are teaching how to apply these principles in a practical way.
Many coaches and trainers use watered-down training programs designed for collegiate or professional level athletes or throw around the term LTAD as an excuse for poor programming. That’s unfortunate!
Athletes and their parents are overwhelmed with messages from well-meaning but misinformed sources saying their athletes will get left behind if they aren’t specializing early. That fear, combined with coaching from unqualified trainers, has led to a rise in injuries and burnout among our young athletes.
What it really takes to create GREAT athletes...
If developing great athletes was easy, everyone would be exceptional.
As coaches, if we hope to create great athletes, or even physically literate adults who love to move, our approach must be based on the concepts of LTAD and we need to have tools in place to take athletes through each stage of development.
Just like a baby must learn to roll over before crawling, crawl before standing, stand before walking, and walk before running, your athletes need to build a foundation for elite level athletic performance before they can reach their maximum potential.
When athletes specialize early and skip critical steps in building this foundation, they are at extreme risk for injury and burnout.
Unfortunately, building that foundation early isn’t always sexy, and many coaches want to skip steps in an effort to get quick results.
The trends are shifting as more and more coaches and parents are learning about LTAD, but they simply don't understand the concepts or how to implement them in real life.
Yet, even the best coaches in the world are on to the concept.
Urban Meyer, famous football coach at The Ohio State University, recruits mostly multi-sport athletes. In fact, some reports show that a whopping 89% of his football recruits are multi-sport athletes.
And here’s a quote from Pete Carroll, former USC Head Football Coach and now Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks:
“The first questions I’ll ask about a kid are, ‘What other sports does he play? What does he do? What are his positions? Is he a big hitter in baseball? Is he a pitcher? Does he play hoops?’ All of those things are important to me. I hate that kids don’t play three sports in high school. I really, really don’t favor kids having to specialize in one spot... I want guys that are so special athletically, and so competitive, that they can compete in more than one sport.”
Here are a few staggering statistics:
- 50% of overuse injuries in young athletes are from children who specialize in a single sport.
- An Ohio State University study found that children who specialized early in a single sport led to higher rates of adult physical inactivity, mostly due to the fact that they are most likely to quit and suffer a lifetime of consequences.
- In a Loyola University study of 1200 youth athletes, researchers found that early specialization was one of the strongest predictors of injury. The athletes who specialized were 70-93% more likely to be injured than multi-sport athletes.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
But it’s not just about playing multiple sports. Your job as a performance coach is to create well-rounded athletes by giving them what they need through each stage of development.
It's not just throwing drills together. You need to understand the needs of each developmental level and know how to train each aspect of athleticism in an appropriate way.
Your LTAD Coaches…
Even the best coaches need great coaches to mentor them and keep them at the top of their game. That’s why we’ve decided to recruit and work with the top performance coaches and thought leaders when it comes to youth performance training in the world!
Dr. Toby Brooks has served as the Clinical Coordinator and as an Associate Professor in the Master of Athletic Training Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, since 2009.
Dr. Brooks completed his undergraduate studies in Athletic Training at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He then accepted a graduate assistant athletic trainer position at the University of Arizona where he completed both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Physical Education while working with the Wildcat women's gymnastics, football, and baseball programs.
Brooks has worked as a certified athletic trainer and/or strength coach with numerous professional, collegiate, and high school athletics programs, including the Oakland Raiders, USA Baseball, the University of Texas El Paso, Liberty University, the Florida Firecats, Shawnee Community College, the Southern Illinois Miners, and seven high schools across three states.
Brooks currently serves on the Youth Special Interest Group (SIG) for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is an active member of the Changing the Game Project.
Dave Gleason is the owner of one of the top youth training facilities in the world, and has worked with thousands of athletes ranging from shy six-year-olds to all-stars at the professionals level. He’s also an acclaimed international presenter on youth fitness and is widely regarded as one of the industry’s top experts for coaching kids ages 6-13.
Dave has played a pivotal role in the development of the assessment and programming systems for the IYCA.
Dave is an expert contributor and advisor to international brands and consultant to trainers, coaches, physical educators, youth sports organizations, and public school systems K-12.
Wil is the owner of Force Fitness and Performance in Bloomington, IN, one of the most successful training facilities in the Midwest.
In addition to being a business owner, Wil was one of the authors of the IYCA’s Essentials of High School Strength and Conditioning, along with other noted performance experts Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, and Dr. Toby Brooks.
Wil’s teaching methods for the Olympic lifts have been featured in the DVD Complete Olympic Lifting and the recently released book Complete Olympic Lifting Handbook. In addition, he is a regular contributor to the IYCA blog, STACK (a magazine for high school athletes), and T-Nation where Wil writes about the being an explosive athlete.
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If for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, simply let us know and we’ll gladly refund your entire investment.
No questions asked!
Of course, there will be people who take advantage of this generosity, but why let a few bad apples spoil it for everyone. We want this information in your hands because we know you’ll make a difference, so we want to eliminate all risk.
The industry is finally accepting Long Term Athletic Development, but most coaches simply don't know how enough about it. We want you to be one of the experts with a true understanding of how to implement these concepts.
While other coaches will be talking about LTAD, you'll be making it happen in a way that makes sense and produces results.
Understanding Long Term Athletic Development allows you to give young athletes what they deserve. It gives them the best chance for success, prevents injuries, and sets them up for a lifetime of physical activity.
The IYCA LTAD Roadmap will give you all the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to be a superstar performance coach who understands how to develop superstar athletes…
...the right way.
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P.S. Not only will The Long Term Athlete Development: The Lifelong Training Roadmap system give you everything you need to deliver great training to your young athletes and help them perform their best over the course of their entire lives, but it will also empower you with knowledge and resources to educate and impact their parents and coaches.
Now you can help fight the good fight without risking your business or career! You can be the go-to performance coach in your area—the coach who produces dozens, if not hundreds, of great athletes who have long, thriving athletic careers.
If you want that for yourself, it’s time to get this program…
**This is completely digital and no physical products will be mailed or shipped**