Long-term athletic development, Part 2: Barriers to success and potential solutions
Date of Original Version
The first installment of this two-part commentary reviewed existing models of long-term athletic development. However, irrespective of the model that is adopted by practitioners, existing structures within competitive youth sports in addition to the prevalence of physical inactivity in a growing number of modern-day youth may serve as potential barriers to the success of any developmental pathway. The second part of this commentary will initially highlight common issues that are likely to impede the success of long-term athletic development programs and then propose solutions that will address the negative impact of such issues.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Lloyd, Rhodri S., Jon L. Oliver, Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rick Howard, Mark B. De Ste Croix, Craig A. Williams, Thomas M. Best, Brent A. Alvar, Lyle J. Micheli, D. P. Thomas, Disa L. Hatfield, John B. Cronin, and Gregory D. Myer. "Long-term athletic development, Part 2: Barriers to success and potential solutions." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 29, 5 (2015): 1451-1464. doi:10.1519/01.JSC.0000465424.75389.56.