Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.
LTAD is a training, competition, and recovery framework for individuals at all stages of life.
LTAD offers equal opportunity for participation and recreation.
LTAD is athlete-centered, coach-driven, and supported by officials, administrators, parents, sports medicine, sport sciences, and sponsors.
LTAD focuses on the general framework of athlete development with special reference to growth, maturation, and development.
LTAD is a framework for full sport system alignment in Canada, integrating health and education with sport and physical activity.
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The focus of this document is Long Term Athlete Development, or LTAD, for participants in Ringette. By respecting the principles of LTAD, we will ensure that our programs and structure meet the developmental needs of participants in each stage of LTAD. This document sets out a framework for LTAD in Ringette. When fully implemented, the LTAD framework will provide the optimal environment for athlete development, the pursuit of excellence, and instill a love of the game that keeps athletes in ringette for life.
For more information and resources about LTAD specific to ringette, visit the Ringette Ontario website here.