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The Long Term Athlete Development Playground - Chicago

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Lewis University (University Pkwy & University Dr)

Romeoville, IL 60446

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This event is a casual, no frills, grassroots gathering of professionals, stakeholders, coaches, physical educators, and sport performance practitioners interested in understanding and implementing the Long Term Athlete Development framework. This will be an interactive exchange of actions and ideas that will empower participants with those skills and solutions to initiate change within communities, the school setting, youth sport clubs, recreational centers, and the private sport performance center.

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8 - 9a - Check-in and Registration

Overview of LTAD Principles

9 - 9:30a - Introductory Remarks and Creation of a Community of Learning. Introduction to the LTAD Playground format, participants, and a brief review of why LTAD is a viable path toward creating a physically literate society and its role in both sport performance and encouraging physical activity throughout the lifespan.

9:30 - 10a - Overview of Long Term Athlete Development. During this session the NSCA Position Statement on LTAD will be introduced for attendees, and particular detail will be emphasized on the 10 Pillars that comprise the framework for this athlete development model.

10 - 10:30a - The American Development Model. This session will detail the phenomenal success that various sport governing bodies have realized in the past decade through the implementation of the American Development Model as a valuable component of their coaches education program. In addition, a framework will be discussed as it relates to how local sport governing bodies can implement LTAD.

10:30 - 11a - LTAD Roundtable Breakout Discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to review, share, and discuss their understanding of basic LTAD principles and how they support holistic athlete development.

LTAD in Action: Schools, Community Recreation, and the Private Setting

11 - 12 Noon - LTAD in Action: Strategies in schools, the private sector, and the community. During this session participants will have the opportunity to hear from speakers discuss their LTAD implementation strategies in a variety of settings. Attendees will then split into breakout sessions to share their individual stories to help create action plans to stimulate LTAD in their respective setting.

12 noon-1p – Lunch

LTAD in Practice

1 – 2:45p - Practicing LTAD: Fundamental movement skills; Dynamic warm-up; Play and games; Strength and conditioning. Attendees will get out of their seat and learn various methods of integrating LTAD principles into dynamic warm-up, free play, and various games to help participants understand how movement competence serves to enrich the path to both athlete development and physical literacy throughout the lifespan. This is an activity session so come prepared!

2:45 – 3p - LTAD Roundtable Breakout Discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to review, share, and discuss their understanding of LTAD in practice and reflect how these activities support holistic athlete development.

3 - 4p - Building buy-in, persuading stakeholders, summary and conclusions. The focus of this final session is to provide participants with strategies to get stakeholders, coaches, community recreation leaders, schools, parents, and the private sector to understand and implement principles of LTAD within their particular setting. Breakouts will be organized so attendees can share and discuss their experiences to help create action plans within their community. In closing, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a “town hall” question and comment session regarding the implementation of LTAD strategies. Both speakers and participants will share their experiences, trials, and tribulations as it relates to overcoming barriers and misinterpretation of LTAD principles in their respective settings, schools, and community.

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