Kibera Sport Development Programme uses a 6-phase Long Term Athletic Development model that can take anything from eight to twelve years of training for a talented child to develop into an elite athlete.

We mainly focus on running and duathlon training....

Kibera Sport Development Programme uses a 6-phase Long Term Athletic Development model that can take anything from eight to twelve years of training for a talented child to develop into an elite athlete. We use the onset of Peak Height Velocity as a reference point for the design of training programs while athletics, triathlon, duathlon and cycling as the sports in which most of our athletes participate in. 

Kenya Duathletes
Eddy Odhiambo, 4th place finisher at World Duathlon Championships, 20-24 Age-Group

The following is an example of a five stage progression for the K.S.D.P long term athlete development:

  • Fundamentals - where the emphasis is on fun, developing basic fitness and general movement skills - training years 1 to 3 and ideally a chronological age of 6 to 13.
  • Learning to Train - where the emphasis is to learn how to train and develop their general skills - training years 3 to 5 and ideally a chronological age of 10 to 15.
  • Training to Train - where the emphasis is event(s) specific training - training years 5 to 7 and ideally a chronological age of 13 to 17.
  • Training to Compete - where the emphasis is to correct weaknesses and develop athletic abilities - training years 7 to 9 and ideally a chronological age of 15 to 19.
  • Training to Win - where the emphasis is on enhancing performance - training years 10+ and ideally a chronological age of 20+.
  • Retirement and Retainment - The main objective should be to retain athletes for coaching, officiating, sport administration etc.