LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodised athlete training and development that respects and utilises the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:

1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
2. Provide a structured player development pathway.
3. Describe best practices for elite player development.
4. Create long-term excellence.

CANADA SOCCER BELIEVES EVERY PLAYER DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE SOCCER EXPERIENCE.

LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

In 2002, Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F-P/T) ministers adopted the Canadian Sport Policy, a commitment to enhance participation, excellence, capacity and interaction in Canadian sport, with the vision of “A dynamic and leading-edge sport environment that enables all Canadians to experience and enjoy involvement in sport to the extent of their abilities and interests and, for increasing numbers, to perform consistently and successfully at the highest competitive levels.”

1. The 10 Key Factors influencing Long Term Athlete Development.
2. Mental, cognitive, emotional development, and periodisation.
3. Stages of Long Term Athlete Development.
4. Impact of Long Term Athlete Development.

CANADA SOCCER BELIEVES EVERY PLAYER DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE SOCCER EXPERIENCE.

LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (FOR SPECIALLY ABLED)

Long-Term Player Development (For The Specially Abled)

Approximately 14% of Canadians have a sensory, intellectual or physical disability, and some have more than one disability. These Canadians frequently face challenges in pursuing sport and physical activity, stemming largely from lack of access to suitable programming, facilities, coaching and support in general.

1. Player centred training, competition, and recovery.
2. LTPD stages for players with disabilities. (Nine instead of seven.)
3. The 10 key factors of LTPD for players with disabilities.

4. Changes to the soccer system.

CANADA SOCCER BELIEVES EVERY PLAYER DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE SOCCER EXPERIENCE.