Episode 03 - Long Term Athlete Development with Bruce Dunning

March 21, 2018
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Maverick Volleyball Club Athlete Development Director Bruce Dunning to discuss Long Term Athlete Development.
 
 
 
 
 
(6:40) - Long Term Athlete Development and its canadian debut
 
(9:40) - Shortcomings in canadian sports (LTAD, p. 21)
 
(12:22) - The 10 Key Factors (Sport for LifeLTAD, p. 23)
 
(13:20) - Volleyball for Life (Train to Train, p. 17, Learn to Compete, p. 18)
 
 
 
(18:20) - Importance of respecting the competition to practice ratio
 
(20:30) - Maximize windows of trainability
 
(23:30) - Bruce's bio
 
(25:00) - What was Bruce's playing career at York like?
 
(26:33) - What brought Bruce into coaching?
 
(27:45) - Who were some of Bruce's mentors?
 
(28:28) - What would Bruce do differently if he had to start his coaching career again?
 
(31:45) - What is Bruce's coaching philosophy?
 
(32:45) - What are some of the differences between coaching girls and boys?
 
(36:00) - Bruce's thoughts on MVC coaches using LTAD concepts
 
(38:40) - What is MVC doing really well in relations to LTAD
 
(40:02) - Typical LTAD traps for club coaches and how to avoid them
 
(42:20) - How to better connect athletes being transfered to a new coach the following year
 
(45:30) - What are key LTAD concepts to emphasize at each age group
 
(46:15) - Train to train A on court focus
 
(49:14) - Train to train B on court focus
 
(50:20) - Learn to compete on court focus
 
(53:20) - Train to train A off court focus
 
(54:30) - Train to train B off court focus
 
(55:05) - Learn to compete off court focus
 
(57:35) - How rookie coaches can obtain help for some of these off courts items
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