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WHAT IS ADM?

The American Development Model (ADM) applies long-term athletic development principles in order to guide parents and coaches as their players develop and mature. This framework will improve the health and well-being of tennis participants for a lifetime.

 

KEY PRINCIPLES

By committing to seven key principles of the ADM, tailored specific to tennis, we can create a positive early experience for all athletes, keep more kids and teens engaged in youth sports, and maximize their full potential.

Key Definitions

KEY DEFINITIONS

 

Under the ADM, players develop their athletic abilities across the 5 C’s that are majorly influenced by the sports sciences and youth development practices.

 

COMPETENCE

Technical, tactical and performance skills

 

CONFIDENCE

Self-belief, resilience, mental fortitude and a sense of positive self-worth

 

CHARACTER

Respect for the sport and others, integrity, self-discipline, and ethical and moral well-being

 

CONNECTION

Interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain meaningful and positive relationships

 

CREATIVITY

Providing a unique and imaginative environment that promotes engagement and a positive athlete experience

Development Stages