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A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD: The Practitioner’s Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals – Part 2

February 11, 2022

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As the second of a three part series, this article will focus on the Practitioner Pillars of LTAD, including relevant monitoring and assessment tools, as well as systematical progressions and individualized training programs for successful long-term physical development.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development LTAD Load Monitoring Movement Competency Puberty RPE hs-coaching

High School Athletic Directors’ Resources

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Resources for High School Athletic Directors and Administrators who are interested in adding a strength and conditioning position to their school or improving their existing strength and conditioning program. Includes tools for creating a position and evaluating your existing program, as well as information for parents.

USA Football – American Development Model (LTAD)

August 19, 2019

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USA Football's senior manager of education and training, Andrew Ryland, discusses the long-term athletic development (LTAD) model and its growth and application in the United States, as well as the breakdown of what it looks like for youth football players, in this session from the NSCA’s 2019 Coaches Conference.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Professional Development Football Youth Development Long-Term Athletic Development ADM Motor Skills LTAD American Development Model hs-coaching

Athlete Safety

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The top concern of strength coaches should always be athlete safety. For this reason, the NSCA has compiled a list of resources to raise the standard of care when working as a strength coach at any level. By reading and sharing these examples of standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, position statements on vital topics, mental health best practices, and more, strength coaches can push to increase the safety of athletes around the world.

Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

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A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD: The Programming Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals – Part 1

January 7, 2022

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This article describes the long-term athletic development programming pillars and suggests practical applications for strength and conditioning practitioners.

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The Youth Physical Development Centre: Science and Practice Working in Synergy

October 8, 2019

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In this session from the 2019 NSCA National Conference, Rhodri Lloyd, Co-Founder of the Youth Physical Development Centre, examines the science and practice behind the development of athleticism in youth athletes.

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Good Fats and Proteins for Youth Athletes

May 1, 2015

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Dr. Lonnie Lowery spoke at the NSCA's 2012 Coaches Conference on the benefits of good fats and proteins for youth athletes.

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Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) for the Personal Trainer – Part 1: Awareness

June 3, 2024

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This three-part series will show how personal trainers can create a physically literate cradle-to-grave culture for all, with LTAD as the framework. This article addresses awareness of LTAD and why is it important for personal trainers.

Personal trainers Professional Development LTAD Physical Literacy Health Fitness Lifespan Athleticism

From Flag to Friday Night—Long-Term Athlete Development in Youth American Football

February 11, 2019

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Approximately 2 million youth from 6 - 12 years of age participate in football every year. This article discusses the importance of long-term athletic development (LTAD) for youth football athletes and the significance of a player development pathway for long-term success and longevity in the sport.

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