Here are the conclusions to my presentation on LTAD at the 2015 NSCA Convention in Orlando. We know the problems we need to focus on solutions, here are mine:
Reinstitute mandatory daily physical education K – 12 NOW!
Stop trying to identify the athletically gifted instead lets give them all the gift of athleticism
Declare “Adult Free Zone” where kids can just play
More play days – Les structure along with fewer leagues and tournaments
Some final thoughts:
DO participate in a variety of sports and activities
DO NOT try to “hurry up” the development process
DO NOT specialize too early
DO NOT lose sight of long-term objectives
What is the final goal?
Were good life skills taught?