Canadian Sport for LifeLong Term Athlete Development Physical Literacy Challenges in Youth Sport
The Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is based on sport research, coaching best practices and scientific principles.
Science, research and decades of experience all point to the same hting: kids and adults will get active, stay active and even reach the greatest heights of sport achievement if they do the "right things" at the "right times."
Young or old, whether they want to be a hockey player, a dancer, a figure skater or a soccer player, everyone has to do the "right thing" at the "right time" to develop their sport or activity. This is the logic behind the LTAD model and it describes the things athletes need to be doing at specific ages and stages.
There a 7 Stages to the Long Term Athlete Development model. More information on the 7 Stages can be found HERE.
For more specific information on LTAD developed for specific groups follow these links: