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...
Active Start, 0-6 Years (Males and Females)
LTAD Resources for Ringette
Technical Skills Matrix