Athletes Development Framework

An athlete development framework, influenced by Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles, emphasizes a holistic approach to nurturing athletes throughout their career. It is structured into several stages: Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train, Train to Compete, Train to Win, and Active for Life. Each stage focuses on age-appropriate physical, technical, tactical, and psychological development, ensuring a gradual progression from basic motor skills to high-level competition preparedness. Essential components include physical training tailored to developmental stages, skill acquisition, mental preparation, nutrition, injury prevention, and promoting lifelong sports participation.