Basketball on the Edge – Canadian Basketball Athlete Develepment Model

If you want to take a deep dive into the proper way to help train your young basketball player this blog post is for you. The Canadian Basketball Athlete Development Model is a comprehensive document with tons of information that can help you as a parent or a coach.

Pay particular attention to the section on specialization.


Early specialization in a late-specialization sport, like basketball, has shown to lead to:

  • One-sided sport-specific preparation;
  • Lack of the basic fundamental movement skills;
  •  Overuse injuries;
  • Early burnout;
  • Early retirement from training and competition and often withdrawal from physical activity

Click here to view the Canadian Basketball Athlete Development Model


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