LTAD – Stage 4
November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018
Here at yoga Athletex we follow the LTAD model, which stands for Long Term Athletic Development. The LTAD model is a foundation for an optimal training, competition and post competition/ recovery for athletes training at every level. There are 6 steps to this training model, but today we are going to talk about stage IV.
LTAD model stage IV: Train To Compete.
Aimed for boys aged 16 to 18 and girls aged 15 to 17, stage 4 puts a huge emphasis in time and dedication, as well as optimal fitness preparation, and sport specific skills. Here is a look into some stage IV expectations and goals. 50% of the athletes available tie is devoted to an improvement in fitness as well as the technical and tactical skills. Another 50% is devoted to sports specific competition and competition-specific training. The athlete is now learning to compete and train under pressure situations. This helps identify areas that need to be worked on and help the athletes thrive in competitions and games. The athletes psychological preparation and technical development are now individually tailored to the athlete’s needs along with their fitness and recovery routines. Stage IV in general is critical to developing top performers and maintaining activity in the long term.
All in all, training with the LTAD model reaps multiple benefits. For example, there are higher sporting achievements due to the planned out training style based on an athletes age. Another is less possibility of a burnout because of the diversity and versatility LTAD in training methods has to offer, especially at a young age. Finally is injury prevention. we can help prevent injuries caused by forced development or bad training practice because LTAD model will give coaches, athletes and parents the basic impressions on what the trainings should focus on.