... development, whereas other models were based only on chronological age. In 1995
The traditional athlete development model. Balyi and Way developed a four-stage model called long-term athlete development that, by 2005, had evolved...
... with other training, such as endurance training, for which this might be a sensitive period.
Windows of accelerated adaptation to training.
Reprinted, by permission, from I. Balyi and R. Way, 2005, LTAD Summit (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada);...
Canadian Cycling Association. (2010). Long-term development para-cycling. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Cycling Association.
C. Higgs, I. Balyi & R. Way (2006). No accidental champions: Long-term athlete development for athletes...
...At 29, Jamie was living his dream of playing professional golf on the PGA tour. He was making a good income in prize money and sponsorship deals and working toward his goal of winning the Masters in Augusta. But over the years, he’d learned...
... training. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
To Learn More
I. Balyi (1998, September). Long-term planning of athlete development: The training to train phase. The UK’s Quarterly Coaching Magazine, 1, 8–11.
I. Balyi, & A. Hamilton (2001). Key...
... involvement in competitive sport
Balyi, Cardinal, Higgs, Norris, and Way (2005) introduced the notion of early or late specialization sports. Early specialization sports (mostly acrobatic and artistic sports such as diving, figure skating,...
Another definition of physical literacy is offered by Canadian Sport for Life (Balyi et al., 2005) and Physical and Health Education Canada (2011): “Individuals who are physically literate move...
To Learn More
I. Balyi, R. Way, S. Norris, C. Cardinal, & C. Higgs (2005). Canadian sport for life: Long-Term Athlete Development. Vancouver, BC: Canadian Sport Centres.
Bahrain Sport for Life [in Arabic]. (2010)....
I. Balyi (1998) Long-term planning of athlete development: The training to compete phase. FHS: The UK's Quarterly Coaching Magazine, 2, 8–11.
I. Balyi (1992). Beyond Barcelona: A contemporary critic of the theory of periodization....
... to be the better athletes (Lawrence, 1999).
Balyi and colleagues (2005) described the patterns of growth and development and identified the differences between chronological and developmental age. The terms growth and maturation are often...
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