LTAD Update for Baseball BC Nov 2008

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Long Term Athlete Development update for members of Baseball BC on work on Baseball Canada's athlete centered development model

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LTAD Update for Baseball BC Nov 2008

  1. 1. What is LTAD ? • Optimal training, competition and recovery programming with relation to biological development and maturation • Equal opportunity for participation and competition • Athlete centred, coach driven and administration, sport science and sponsor supported
  2. 2. Athlete - Centered
  3. 3. The Best Sport Science Available
  4. 4. When a pitcher regularly threw with arm fatigue, he was 36 times more likely to require surgery
  5. 5. Research Tells Us? Fatigue –major cause of injuries # of pitches (long term damage) Proper rest and regeneration ignored
  6. 6. Recommended Safety Grid Age 9-11 Age 12-13 Age 14-15 Age 16-18 Rest required 1-25 1-30 1-30 1-30 None 26-40 31-45 31-45 31-45 1 day 41-55 46-60 46-60 46-60 2 days 56-65 61-75 61-75 61-75 3 days 66-75 76-85 76-90 76-100 4 days 75 85 90 100 Maximum

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