Great piece by Mark
Development Model or the Emperor’s New Clothes?
A special thank you to
Jean CôtéDirector at Queens University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies in Kingston Ontario, Canada, Daniel Ekvall Sports Psychologist at the Swedish Football association, Dr Martin Toms senior lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham.
These last few months I have been doing some research into various development models being used or proposed by many clubs and organisations regional, national at home and abroad. It got me considering that thought Mark Upton and I left each other with when we met in July 2014- The adult and child in sport, do they have the same motive?
The one thing that many of these models have in common is that they use the Long Term Athletic Development mode
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