Head coach Gregg Popovich (C) of the United States talks to his players during a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

National Governing Bodies look to maximize the potential of their sport at all levels. By using the ADM’s key concepts, an NGB can look to grow the number of participants in their sport and increase their reach in the United States. The following six steps will help maximize future growth:

  • Build an NGB-specific pathway and visual representation to guide members and future champions.
  • Encourage increasing the volume of programs and limiting athlete cuts. Emphasize development over results.
  • Support multi-sport/activity and cross-training for athletes of all ages.
  • Outline and implement age appropriate training practices and duration recommendations for the specific sport, as well as periodization plans for each age level.
  • Drive physical literacy development at all age levels to match age and physical ability.
  • Provide quality coaching education based on national standards that encourage ADM concepts and age-appropriate teaching.

5 Ways Principles for NGBs