Early Sport Specialization vs LTAD

One of the hot topics the last decade has been the evolution of early sport specialization vs LTAD and we will share how it does more harm than good and the right path that coaches and athletes should be following is long term athletic development. Most sports other than figure skating, gymnastics are long term development sports.

Here's what you'll get in this course:

  • Understanding the differences between specializing early and late
  • What age to specialize in a sport
  • The benefits of being a multi-sport athlete vs single sport
  • Parenting decisions that will lead to greater athletic development in your young athletes
  • Busted myths about specializing early
  • Advantages of playing multi-sport 
  • Reading recommendations to supplement your knowledge
  • Maximizing strategies to get the most out of athlete development


Your instructor for this course:

Glen Mulcahy

Glen is the founder of PARADIGM Sports, speaker for Changing the Game Project and has 20+ years coaching experience of both men/women and boys/girls in various sports. He has also been a Hockey Canada NCCP Instructor for BC Hockey since 2009 and has certified thousands of coaches in the Pacific Coach Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA). Glen is an alumni of UBC, Bachelor of Phys Ed with a major in Motor Control and Performance and is also the proud parent of a son and daughter who have gone thru the youth sports "system" since 2000.




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