Istvan Balyi is a world renowned coaching educator and his series on Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) and periodization have been published in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. From 1994 he had been the resident sport scientist of the National Coaching Institute British Columbia at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has worked with 16 Canadian National Teams as high performance advisor and planning and periodization consultant for Major Games, including Athletics (middle distance), Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Water Skiing, Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Water Polo, Men's and Women's Basketball, Whitewater Kayak, and others.
Istvan is currently LTAD advisor for sportscoachUK (National Coaching Foundation), and Sport Northern Ireland. He worked with 19 sports in the UK on LTAD, including England Rugby Union, England Cricket Board, The Lawn Tennis Association, British Canoe Union, British Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming, British Judo and British Gymnastics.
He presently works with 17 Canadian sports to develop LTAD models, including Athletics Canada, Basketball Canada, Boxing Canada, Canadian Weightlifting Association, CanoeKayak Canada, Cricket Canada, Cross Country Canada, Curling Canada, Field Hockey Canada, Gymnastics Canada, National Karate Association, Rowing Canada, Rugby Canada, Sailing Canada, Speed Skating Canada, and Swimming Canada.
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