Key Factor 8: System Alignment and Integration

Key Factor #8: System Alignment and Integration

  • Under LTAD, programs are athlete-centred, coach-driven, and administration-, sport science, and sponsor-supported.
  • Each group plays a key role in aligning and integrating the sport system and institutionalizing LTAD to ensure appropriate sport opportunities are available. LTAD is about developing a well-aligned sport system that meets the needs of participants, acknowledging the contributions of each sector.
  • Recommendation: Coaches and administrators need to communicate with sport-specific organizations to see how athletes, coaches, and officials can benefit from various development and competition opportunities to ensure good alignment with the athletes' developmental needs. It is important for coaches to participate in the right training to meet the needs of their athletes.