Long Term Athlete Development


Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. A key feature of CS4L is Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), a developmental pathway whereby athletes follow optimal training, competition, and recovery regimens from childhood through all phases of adulthood.  

Long Term Athlete Development is based on sport research, coaching best practices, and scientific principles.  LTAD expresses these principles, research, and practices as 10 Key Factors essential to athlete development. Read more...

LTAD addresses historical problems in sport. It has been developed to answer issues that have historically hampered athlete development in many Canadian sports.  LTAD is designed to address problems such as over-competing, under-training, ignoring developmental stages, and more. Read more...

A clear path to better sport, greater health, and higher achievement. Science, research and decades of experience all point to the same thing: 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.  This is the logic behind the LTAD model.

There are 8 stages within the Ringette Canada LTAD model:

Active Start, 0-6 Years (Males and Females)
Fundamentals, 6-8 Years (Males and Females)
Learn to Train, Females 8-11 Years & Males 9-12 Years
Train to Train, Females 12-15 Years & Males 13-16 Years
Train to Compete, Females 16-18 Yeards & Males 17-18 Years
Learn to Win, Females 18-19 Years & Males 19-20 Years
Training/Competing to Win, Females 18-19+ Years & Males19-20+ Years
Active for Life, Enter at any age

More LTAD Reading

Ringette Canada www.ringette.ca
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) www.canadiansportforlife.ca
Sport Canada www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/sc/init/ltad-eng.cfm



LTAD Resources for Ringette


Ringette Canada LTAD Framework

https://ivrnethosting.com/ringettens/clientuploads/LTAD/LTAD book2.jpg


Technical Skills Matrix