American Development Model

CHAMPS Training is based on The American Development Model (ADM). ADM is a comprehensive framework designed to optimize the athletic development of young athletes in the United States. Developed by various sports organizations, including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bodies for various sports, the ADM is rooted in the belief that a more systematic, age-appropriate, and holistic approach to sports participation can enhance the overall experience and long-term development of young athletes.

The ADM is built on several key principles:

Overall, the American Development Model represents a shift away from a win-at-all-costs mentality to a more holistic, athlete-centered approach to youth sports. By prioritizing long-term development, physical literacy, and a positive sporting experience, the ADM aims to produce not only better athletes but also healthier, more well-rounded individuals who can enjoy the benefits of sports throughout their lives. It serves as a valuable guide for sports organizations, coaches, parents, and athletes looking to navigate the complex world of youth sports in the United States.

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