LTAD is a training, competition and recovery framework for individuals at all stages of life, offering equal opportunity for participation and recreation.
LTAD is athlete centered, coach driven, officials, administrators, parents, sport medecine & sport sciences and sponsors supported. LTAD focuses on the general framework of athlete development with special reference to growth, maturiation and development.
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 that also reinforces Ringette Canada's statement of Core Values. When fully implemented, the LTAD framework will allow Ringette Canada (RC) to fully realize its vision.
Understanding the stages of skill development is necessary for coaches and parents to ensure an athlete acquires skills in the proper order. The terms used in this matrix explain the stages of skill development that a ringette player progresses through when learning technical skills.
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For a quick overview of LTAD, what the Ringette Specific Model looks like and details on why kids play sport, download this brochure.
For general information about Sport Canada's Long Term Athlete Development, check out Canadian Sport for Life.