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UKA Athlete Development Model Document

UKA Athlete Development Model

The UKA Athlete Development Model has been created to provide guidance surrounding long-term athlete development, specifically in relation to how to progress from when they first become involved in Athletics through to international success.

It is important to realise that throughout development there is significant variation both between males and females and also individuals of the same sex. Therefore, coaches will always have to make judgement calls regarding what is appropriate for any individual and a conservative approach should always be employed whenever there is any uncertainty.

At present the UKA Athlete Development Model (V1.2.1) aims to provide information and guidelines regarding four key areas fundamental to Athletics coaching:

• Biological Development
• Training Considerations
• Training and Competition Requirements
• Physical Conditioning

In the future, the model will be expanded to include other topics such as psychological development, recovery and regeneration and nutrition and lifestyle etc.

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