LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions

We have been explaining the┬áLong-Term Athletic Development model and went through the first three pillars last month. We are going to keep going down the rabbit hole, so to speak, of LTAD and the remaining pillars. We are going to focus on defining the pillar, problems, and solutions for each individual pillar.   Pillar 4 Read more about LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions[…]

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My Thoughts Monday: The Fourth Pillar of LTAD

In this My Thoughts Monday video, the Human Performance Institute trainers explain the fourth pillar of the Long-Term Athletic Development model that HPI uses to improve athletes of all ages. The fourth pillar focuses on the importance of trying a variety of sports during youth to acquire a broader physical literacy, or athleticism, to improve Read more about My Thoughts Monday: The Fourth Pillar of LTAD[…]

Fruits & Veggies

Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a form of carbohydrates and are important for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. They are full of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system, aid in recovery and are important for bone health. They also can improve your performance on the field. Read more about Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies[…]

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Long-Term Athletic Development Pillars

Last month, I explained the Long-Term Athletic Development model. This month, I will go into more detail about the pillars needed for a successful LTAD program.   Pillar 1 LTAD pathways should accommodate for the highly individualized and nonlinear growth and development of youth. Problem: Many people come to the MU Human Performance Institute thinking Read more about Long-Term Athletic Development Pillars[…]