Friday, March 11, 2011

Training Stages (Gambetta, Giles)

1.  Fundamentals (age 6-9) focus on physical literacy, gross motor skills
2.  Learn to Train (age8-12) learn overall sport skills
3.  Train to Train (age 11-16) consolidate sport skills + tactics with physical abilities
4.  Train to Compete (age 15-23) sport specialization, increase training intensity
5.  Train to Win (age 18+) focused, dedicated, competitive

If you really want to reduce ACL injuries, "Tommy John" surgeries et al follow these guidelines. Quick fix protocols later on only have limited success.

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