Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a Canada Soccer specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) initiated by Canadian Sport Centres.
Long-Term Athlete Development
LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:
- Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
- Provide a structured player development pathway.
- Describe best practices for elite player development.
- Create long-term excellence.
Whether you play in grassroots organizations, adult leagues, the BCSPL or League1 BC, the over-arching philosophies should always be consistent; experiences are positive, training is age-appropriate, environments are safe and inclusive.