No longer is developing the technical and tactical skills of the athlete enough.
Now, developing the physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills of the person must also be considered.
But in practice, it’s easy to confuse holistic with multidisciplinary.
The latter is founded on the belief that each part can be detached from the whole.
It takes the desired skills and develops them separately, all at once, significantly increasing a young athlete’s time demand and cognitive load.
The former, on the other hand, treats the parts as intimately connected to the whole.
As a result, it consistently considers the athlete’s past experiences, what’s important to them and their environment, then delivers the precise things they need to take the next step forward in their development.