TuksGolf Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Plan

Scientific research has suggested that it takes approximately 10 years or 10,000 hours of training for an athlete to reach an international elite level of competitiveness within his/ her sport. 
 
This factor is supported by The Path to Excellence, which provides a comprehensive view of the development of U.S. Olympians who competed between 1984 and 1998. 
 
Most reported a 12- to 13-year period of talent development from their sport introduction to making an Olympic team. 
 
The most recent PGA Tour statistics suggest that for golf this number is closer to 20 years.
 
Phases within our programmes: 
Learn to Play
Train to Play
Learn to Compete
Train to Compete
Train to Excel
 
*All athletes will need to undergo two individual assessments; the outcome of these will however determine the phase where the athlete will be serviced in from the “Path to Excellence” perspective. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published by Leonore Jordaan

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