Long Term Athletic Development
All Peak Centre Academy sports programs are built on the principles of long term athlete development.
It has been shown that it takes a talented athlete 10 years or 10,000 hours of training to reach an elite level. This does not mean that everyone who puts in the time will become an elite athlete. The proper training has to be done at the right time.
Many countries, including Canada (www.ltad.ca), Australia, the UK, and Ireland have started to put Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) models into place to ensure that young athletes are being developed according to sound training principles that take into consideration the physical, emotional and intellectual developmental level of each athlete and their individual rate of maturation rather than just their chronological age. Other countries, particularly those in the former Eastern Block have had these sorts of programs in place for many years.