Athlete Development

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Athlete development models dating from the 1950s to the 1980s consisted of a four stage system based athletes that could continue to grow to the highest national level and it excluded all other participants. It also eliminated its own athletes using the pyramid model until only the highest competitors were left. The long term athlete development process was created and improved over a ten year process giving it several major advantages over the previous systems. One of the systems many major advantages is the focus on physical literacy. The first three stages of the LTAD seven stage model are devoted towards teaching physical literacy. Physical literacy is the first of ten factors that the model was built on. When one learns physical literacy
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