Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity

This half-day interactive workshop will provide an overview of the principles that guide the planning and implementation of programs aligned with Long-Term Development for athletes and participants. Attendees of this workshop will be introduced to the key factors that influence programs, including a stage-by-stage approach that incorporates developmentally appropriate aspects into the Athlete Development Matrix, which is based on growth and development research. Participants will gain a broader understanding of quality sport and how Long-Term Development reinforces positive quality experiences for athletes and participants. Further, it will include some of the latest updates and thinking included in the newly released resource Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0.

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