Long Term Athletic Development

Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) describes life long athletic performance development model originally coined by Istvan Balyi in 1990. Mr. Balyi is the resident sports scientist at the National Coaching Institute in British Columbia. He is acknowledged as a worldwide expert in LTAD and the periodization of training plans.

LTAD is a useful guide that helps develop golfers from childhood to retirement. LTAD focuses on having children perform age-appropriate skill acquisition drills to maximize athletic potential. LTAD exercises become progressively more complicated and more specialized as the athlete develops and reaches the next level of development.