Coaches, I am working on a plan detailing youth development using LTAD. Currently my idea is to use the LTAD as a framework, define certain skill sets needed for each age group and make goals from the defined skill sets. (Those of you not familiar with the LTAD, let me know, I would be more than happy to inform you) I am also thinking of using an accomplishment chart (I have no clue how to call it otherwise). Based on certain drills you can chart the individual progress of each player. Not by putting scores, but just giving out a stamp or something to denote a certain skill has been mastered using settings for each age group. For example, a U12 player can get a stamp if he/she makes 5 consecutive lay-ups with the strong hand. This serves multiple purposes: 1) it motivates the player to get more stamps (and with that it enhances player development); 2) if the U12 player moves to U14 a detailed record of the skill set for each player is available for the new coach; 3) knowing what to teach and what to focus on will make it much easier to make a season plan for a particular group. There are some drawbacks as well, but none major to a player that starts playing basketball at the age of 15. This player will be put in a U16 team which might also contain players that have been playing since the age of 11. These players obviously have a huge advantage. Where do you start charting the new player? I think ideally you would follow the same skill set as the other players, but this makes for a very long list for the new player. Then again, some things might be checked off in the first week of practice whereas other, say U12 skills, will take a bit longer. Probably this concept is not new and I wonder if any of you have been in contact with this concept. I would love to hear experiences or see examples of such a program.