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.
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.
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.
Technical, tactical and performance skills
Self-belief, resilience, mental fortitude and a sense of positive self-worth
Respect for the sport and others, integrity, self-discipline, and ethical and moral well-being
Interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain meaningful and positive relationships
Providing a unique and imaginative environment that promotes engagement and a positive athlete experience