Under the Guidance of Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), Canada Basketball has developed the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD).
CS4L is a movement to increase sport’s contribution in Canadian society recognizing sport as an important part of everyone’s life by promoting each child’s healthy and logical development in a sport or physical activity. LTAD provides a consistent framework from which coaches can work. This document has been designed with the input of sport scientists and coaches from across the country. It is a long-term player/athlete development model that illustrates to coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators at the local, provincial and national levels, the importance of a systematic and consistent approach to the development of athletes. It also recognizes the importance of participation in securing the health of the nation. The model is to be used as a guide for coaches and administrators. This will assist them in understanding the importance of teaching particular aspects of the game to athletes at specific stages of development. It is hoped that with this systematic approach, skills and abilities needed to achieve excellence in basketball will be reachable. It will also ensure that all participants will receive the appropriate training that will produce well-rounded people and maintain a lifelong passion for the sport.
Click here to visit the CS4L website. There you will find information explaining the importance of sport for all ages and stages by giving children the skills that they need to develop Physical Literacy for both healthy life long enjoyment and for sporting success. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, an athlete or coach you’ll find details which will help you deliver quality programs.
To view the Canada Basketball Long Term Athlete Development Model, click here.