BMX Long Term Athlete Development
LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT - WHAT IS IT
LTAD is more than a model – it is a system and philosophy of sport development. LTAD is athlete centered, coach-driven, and administration-supported. Since athlete and participant development is at the core of the Cycling Canada Cyclisme mission, LTAD is key to everything we do, whatever our role or level within the cycling system.
BMX SPECIFIC LTAD
BMX is really two sports. For young riders, up to about 12 years old, BMX racing is fun, fast and competitive. Winning races may seem important, but what really counts is fun, friendship, developing skills, and learning the lessons of sport. By participating in BMX as one of many sports, the rider develops physical literacy, the basic movement and sport skills which are the foundation of athleticism. Winning in this BMX means building great skills, remaining physically active, and developing a life-long love of cycling and sport. We call this “BMX for Fun and Skill”
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