Video For Long Term Athletic Development Model - Take A Look So You Don't Screw Up Your Kids or Athletes

This video is very important for parents, coaches, and players to understand long-term athletic development. The video was developed by Sports Coach UK and Sport Scotland.

It's quite common for coaches and parents to do the opposite of what's recommended in the video. And while the intentions are good, they end up hindering the athlete’s development.

A lot of research has shown that specialization in sports too early can stunt athletic development and hurt you physically and mentally in the long run. You can read about some of this eye-opening research at this article: Steph Curry & Fear-Driven Early Sport Specialization.

But first, check out the video below.

If you're looking for an effective athletic development program for basketball players, we highly recommend Cody Roberts Program. It follows the Pyramid of Development... building players the right way and giving them a solid foundation.

What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...


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Phillip Morris says:
7/25/2017 at 6:06:06 PM

This information is useful but not adhered to by anyone. If so there wouldn't be 8-10U basketball tournaments. More attention would be paid to creating the athlete instead of the basketball player.


Fx says:
1/20/2017 at 8:07:04 AM

That chart sux. Text size? Think they could have laid this out better.

Steph curry article was interesting but ultimately not enough detail there to give you useful insight.

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Joe Haefner says:
1/20/2017 at 9:21:59 AM

Thanks for the insights, Fx. Click on the Full Screen option in the lower right hand corner of the video if you want to read the charts more easily.

Also, here is a document from Canadian Sports:

Specifically, what detail are you looking for in the Steph Curry article?


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