The development of healthy performance athletes – avoiding the pitfalls of over-training and under fueling
Year after year in New Zealand we see talented youngsters at events like the Colgate Games and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships, talent that is the envy of many countries in the world. Sadly, the vast majority of these talented youngsters are not even participating in the sport once they hit their late teens, let alone performing at a high level.
The resource below outlines the issues of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) and relates this to the successful use of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. It is intended as a guide for parents, athletes and coaches, with links to further reading provided in the footnotes, and recommendations if you feel you, your child, an athlete you work with, or someone you know may have RED-S.
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