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The American Development Model is influenced by the work of Istvan Balyi, who is known worldwide as an industry leader in long-term athlete development principles. 

 

The American Development Model is a concerted effort between the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies of sport to apply long-term athlete development principles in a way that resonates with the culture of sport in the United States.

The ADM is influenced by the work of Istvan Balyi, who is known worldwide as an industry leader in long-term athlete development principles. Balyi's approach to organized sport focuses on key principles of development and periodization of training plans, which help support athletes’ individual needs.

Additionally, the ADM is supported by research conducted in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.K.

Key Links:
Canadian Sport for Life – LTAD
Canadian Sport for Life – Resources
Canadian Sport for Life - Coach resources
Canadian Sport for Life - Parent Resources
Sport Coach U.K.


Publications
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Long-Term Athlete Development by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs

References:
Balyi, I. Sport System Building and Long Term Athlete Development in Canada, The Situations and Solutions, Coaches Report. The Official Publication of the Professional Coaches Association 8(1): 2001. 

"Practice To Play in the Development of Sport Expertise" Côté, J., Baker, J. and Abernethy B. (2007) in Eklund, R. and Tenenbaum, G. (eds), Handbook of Sport Psychology.

"Youth involvement in sport". Côté, J., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2007).  In P. R. E. Crocker (Ed.), Sport psychology: A Canadian perspective. Toronto, Canada: Pearson Prentice Hall

"Children's involvement in sport: A developmental perspective" Côté, J., & Hay, J. In J. M. Silva III, & D. E. Stevens (Eds.), (2002). Psychological foundations of sport. Boston: Allyn and Bacon

Suggestions:
Please contact Chris Snyder, USOC director of coaching education, with suggestions for additional resources at chris.snyder@usoc.org.