Priorities by Position

The United States Olympic Committee created the American Development Model (ADM) in 2014 to “help Americans realize their full athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle. Long-term athlete development concepts are utilized to promote sustained physical activity, participation in sport, and Olympic and Paralympic success. These concepts have been tailored to create a framework for developing American youth through sport.”

The American Rugby Model is the application of the ADM in a sport-specific model to address the needs of the growing game of rugby in the United States, and to provide USA Rugby’s athletes, coaches, administrators, and parents a coherent model for healthy development and competition.

Below are general skill, strength and conditioning, and LTAD priorities by player position.