Long Term Player Dev

Long Term Player Development

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 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:

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.

For more information on Long Term Player Development, please visit the BC Soccer website: http://www.bcsoccer.net/long-term-player-development

BC Soccer also provides extensive information on ongoing Coach Resources, Player Safety and guidance in support of the LTPD model: BC Soccer

The Canadian Soccer Association has developed new Grassroots Standards in 2021 to be applied across Canada for U5 to U13 soccer.