Istvan Balyi is a world renowned coaching educator and his series on Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) and periodization have been published in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
From 1994 he had been the resident sport scientist of the National Coaching Institute British Columbia, Victoria, Canada.
He has worked with 16 Canadian National Teams as high performance advisor and planning and periodization consultant for Major Games, including
Athletics (middle distance), Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Water Skiing, Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Water Polo, Men's and Women's Basketball, Whitewater Kayak, and others.
Istvan is currently LTAD advisor for The Kingdom of Bahrain and Sport Canada.
worked with 19 sports in the UK on LTAD, including England Rugby Union
, England Cricket Board
, The Lawn Tennis Association
, British Canoe Union
, British Swimming
, Water Polo
and Synchronized Swimming, British Judo and British Gymnastics.
presently works with 17 Canadian sports to develop LTAD models, including Athletics Canada, Basketball Canada, Boxing Canada, CanoeKayak Canada, Cricket Canada, Cross Country Canada, Curling Canada, Field Hockey Canada, Gymnastics Canada, National Karate Association, Rowing Canada, Rugby Canada, Sailing Canada, Soccer Canada, Speed Skating Canada, and Swimming Canada.
In 2009 Istvan
was contracted by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
to develop a generic LTAD model to be used as foundation for
sport-specific LTAD's in South Africa, as well to develop high performance plans for the 2012 London Olympics and a quadrennial plan from 2012 to 2016.
authored 2 books, published over 75 chapters and articles and delivered over 400 presentations and national and international conferences on LTAD and Planning and Periodization.