„It takes at least a couple of years to build and implement a great pathway, but even longer if you’ve never done it before and you have to figure of what is appropriate and when.“ (LTAD Network)

Working with young athletes is not only important, but also something incredibly beautiful!

You can observe how children develop into true top athletes. What started with playing is becoming more and more of a training routine as we know it from the adult sector.

As a coach, you play a crucial role when building the foundations for future champions.

Questions to be asked in this context are:

  • polysportive vs specific training?
  • "Play vs Training“?
  • Strength training yes/no, how, when?
  • Increasing intensity how much and when?
  • What training volume?
  • How does growth affect the training process?

Building the basis for future top performances or simply building a healthy foundation is a lengthy and responsible task!

In order to master this mission, one must train many things at the right time and to the right extent.

Science and practice are constantly creating new insights in this topic! Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train, Train to Compete and Train to Win are attempts to structure development over time. That means planning, ongoing control and ever-expanding challenges!

In order to be able to help you as a trainer with this masterpiece, we teamed up with the LTAD Network!

The experts around James Baker and Mike Young are internationally recognized researchers and trainers in the youth field.

LTAD Network provides an industry leading education network for fitness and performance coaches around the world, assembling trusted leaders in performance with a proven track record of success, to share their knowledge. Providing you with a continuous development pathway and connecting the global community.

The Youth Development Conference gives you specific insights into current research and state-of-the-art training in youth sports. Expand your network and exchange ideas with other trainers about systems and insights. Don't miss this opportunity and avoid falling behind others!

Online Module
Recording Workshop Friday
Slides Mike Young
Slides Mike Young
Recordings Saturday
Round Table with Mike Young, Des Ryan and Christoph Hofer
Slides Des Ryan
Slides Des Ryan
Recordings Sunday
Additional Material Des Ryan
Additional Material Des Ryan
Competition Phase
Recording - Preparation Webinar with James Baker (LTAD Network, Aspire Academy)