Constraints Led Approach: A New Paradigm in Athlete Development

Aug 2023

We live in a world where the landscape of sports coaching is continually evolving. The Constraints Led Approach (CLA) has emerged as a significant shift in this landscape, offering a fresh perspective to athlete development.

CLA is an innovative approach to coaching that emphasizes the role of constraints in shaping an athlete’s performance. Constraints can be seen as boundaries or rules that limit the possible actions of an athlete. They can originate from the athlete (individual constraints), the environment, or the specific task at hand. These constraints interact with each other, guiding the athlete’s movement patterns and decision-making processes.