Istvan Balyi PH.D.
Istvan is acknowledged worldwide as the expert
in long term athlete development and the periodization
of training plans. He is currently employed as a
World Class Advisor for Sport England, helping to
re-develop their long-term high performance programs.
He concurrently advises UK Athletics, the English
Rugby Union, the English Cricket Board, British
Swimming and the Football Association (Women) on
high performance training and development.
Retaining his long-term role [since '94] as Resident
Sport Scientist at the National Coaching Institute(NCI-BC,)
Victoria, Canada, Istvan is currently writing a
series about long-term athlete development and periodization,
to be published in Canada, Australia, the UK and
the USA. He also retains his role as a high performance
advisor for the Canadian Sport Centers in Victoria
and Vancouver. We expect to see more of him in Vancouver
as the 2010 Olympics approach.
Dr. Istvan Balyi is the resident sport scientist
of the National Coaching Institute since 1994. He
has worked with several National Teams as high performance
advisor, planning and periodization for Major Games.
He is a world renowned coaching educator and his
series on long-term athlete development and periodization
are being published in Australia, Canada, in the
United States and in the United Kingdom. He is presently
high performance advisor for the Canadian Sport
Centres Victoria and Vancouver, UK Athletics and
the The Lawn tennis Association. Istvan is a long-term
athlete development advisor for the Canadian Sport
Centre - Vancouver, Sport England, The Irish Republic,
the English Rugby Union, the English Cricket Board,
British Swimming, The Football Association (Women)
and World Class Advisor for Sport England.