Long-term athlete development (LTAD) describes the habitual development of general athletic qualities to improve health, fitness, sport performance, reduce risk of injury, and improve confidence and competence in the physical domain. Rowing LTAD begins with general LTAD and gradually progresses through stages of development to improve rowing performance over many years, not just weeks, months, and seasons.
Key Points: Rowing LTAD means building capacity for long-term improvement in rowing, as well as other athletic skills for well-rounded, holistic development. Rather than focusing on short-term performance improvement, an LTAD view can still improve performance, plus reduce risk of injury, increase engagement in sport training, and help athletes be physically active for life. LTAD practices look different at different chronological ages, stages of development, and for athletes with different motivations. I presented on strength training for rowing LTAD at a USRowing event, and you can watch the replay at the link below.
Table of Contents:
- Webinar: Rowing LTAD Strength Training
- Rowing LTAD Fundamentals
- Stage One: Youth <12 years old
- Stage Two: Youth 10-12 and Recreational Juniors 13-18
- Stage Three: Competitive Juniors 13-19
- Stage Four: High-Performance 17+
- Stage Five: Row/Fit for Life
- Additional Resources