The Long-Term Athlete Development framework is based on the principle of continuous improvement, both in its dynamic evolution and in its application. The concept of continuous improvement is drawn from the respected Japanese industrial philosophy known as Kaizen.
We never assume that Long-Term Athlete Development in its current form is ever complete or final. We operate from the position that it represents the best practices in coaching and athlete development as they are understood today.
The concept of continuous improvement, which permeates Long-Term Athlete Development, is drawn from the respected Japanese industrial philosophy known as Kaizen. By applying a willingness to always seek improvements in our understanding and practice, Long-Term Athlete Development will continuously evolve to accommodate new breakthroughs in sport science research, new innovations in technology, and evolving best practices in coaching.
By focusing on continuous improvement, we will also ensure that Long-Term Athlete Development reflects all emerging facets of physical activity, sport, recreation, and education to ensure that it is inclusive of all types of activity.
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