Long Term Athlete Development Plan
From Streets to Stadiums
Creating a Legacy
The role of the educator, and a platform based on foundation principles to develop physical literacy is vital. An enriched program must embrace the four corners of sport and include:
- General fundamental movement - ABC's (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Speed, Stability, Awareness, Locomotive, Perceptual and Manipulation Skills)
- Studying and Performing Technical/ Tactical Awareness through a range of real life scenarios and small sided games
- Game awesome in all its diversity
- Physical, Psychological, Emotional and Social - Life long Learning
Students are maturing at a younger age. Critical thinking athletes must be prepared for the opportunity to play at all levels and to reach their peak performance rather than work towards elitism through osmosis and age progression. The role of the coach is to prepare the students by giving them the tools to learn – the FUN-damentals - Physical Literacy in an appropriate, enjoyable and proactive sporting environment. The students must be encouraged and guided to apply their knowledge using a holistic method and seek excellence from participation to elitism. Teachers do not create great sports students. Our role is to guide, support, set problems and challenges through a student centered -
best v best approach. Success will create success, yet in time. Long Term Sport Development is the key .
Change is inevitable...growth is optional!