LTPD - Long Term Player Development

LTPD



LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ....



LTPD stands for Long Term Player Development. It represents a philosophy that is much more focused on ensuring players who love soccer stay in the game for life and enjoy the experience. It further ensures that all players, recreational and the competitive, are developed to their full potential. The LTPD approach is common practice in many of the best soccer nations in the world. It stresses, especially at the crucial early development ages, far less emphasis on games and “winning”, and much more on practice, touches, creativity, skill development and learning how to play and enjoy the game. In Ontario, we have already implemented this approach where players U12 and younger practice and train much more than they play in “games”, with field sizes and training methods geared to specific development stages, which can be different for every young player.

We are committed to a different mindset, creating a soccer culture that is about really getting the best out of our players, so they continue to learn and grow every day. Everything we do going forward will be rooted in this objective: what is best for the player to help them reach their potential.

The focus of LTPD is to help both the player who is in youth soccer strictly for fun and fitness, but also the talented youngster who dreams of a future in the sport. At the young ages, we stress basic physical literacy, and players go through the various development stages not worried about “winning games” but instead actually developing their individual skills. There will still be competition but the emphasis is not on avoiding “mistakes”, or coaches selecting the biggest, fastest players to help “win” league games, but rather giving all players the opportunity to play and develop their skills.

Our commitment is to make the game more fun than ever before for the recreational player and to provide better development opportunities than ever before for those with aspirations for a future in the sport.  LTPD is a key aspect of ensuring that will happen.

LTPD is about putting player-development first.  At the end of the day, that’s what everyone involved with our great sport wants.

 

More LTPD Information from Ontario Soccer ...

More LTPD Information from Canada Soccer ...

Long-Term Player Development: A Community Guide


Canada Soccer Pathway Coach's Tool Kit: Stage One - Active Start


Canada Soccer Pathway Coach's Tool Kit: Stage Two - FUNdamentals

Canada Soccer Pathway Coach's Tool Kit: Stage Three - Learn to Train


LTPD for Players with Disabilities





DEVELOPMENT MARTICES


Recreational Matrix (U4-U12) - OUTDOOR

Recreational Matrix (U4-U12) - INDOOR

Development Matrix (U8-U12) - OUTDOOR

Development Matrix (U8-U12) - INDOOR


 

GRASSROOTS SOCCER



Grassroots is the most important part of the player pathway. This is where we give children their first experience in soccer. Ensuring that this experience is fun and enjoyable and revolves around child-friendly soccer (LTPD) is essential. The coaching objective here is simple: have them fall in love with the game.” Grassroots soccer is not about the amount of trophies you win.  It's about the difference you make to a young person's life.

More Grassroots Information from Ontario Soccer ....


  WHAT IS GRASSROOTS SOCCER-

 Grassroot Pamphlet


  OSA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL-

Utilization of the OSA Player Development Model


  COACHES GUIDES-

Game Organization Guide

Field Organization Guide

Festival Guide

8 Ways to Develop the Grassroots Game

How does the Inclusive Programming Model work at your soccer club?

Incorporating Physical Literacy in our Practices

 

  GRASSROOTS CURRICULUM-

Active Start U4-U6 (Brochure)

Active Start U4-U6 (Curriculum)

FUNdamentals U6-U8/9 (Brochure)

FUNdamentals U6-U8/9 (Curriculum)

Learn to Train U8/9-U11/12 (Brochure)

Learn to Train U8/9-U11/12 (Curriculum)

Complete Grassroots Workbook and Practice Plan

Complete Grassroots Curriculum U4-U12 (26 MB)

Active Start Workbook and Practice Plan

FUNdamentals Workbook and Practice Plan

Learn to Train Workbook and Practice Plan

 

  FAST TRACKING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT-

Fast Tracking Player Development U7-U8

Fast Tracking Player Development U9-U11

Fast Tracking Player Development U12

 

  RETREAT LINE-

Retreat Line Video (YouTube)

Retreat Line Presentation

Retreat Line 1-page Summary


  GRASSROOT PRACTICES-

Active Start Blank Practice Template
Active Start Practices (Week 1 - 44)

FUNdamentals Blank Practice Template
FUNdamentals Practices (Week 1 - 44)

Learn to Train Blank Practice Template
Learn to Train Practices (Week 1 - 44)

Grassroot Video Practices


  GRASSROOT WEBINARS-

*** Click here to access all of the Grassroots Webinars

RETREAT LINE

4 CORNER HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT MODEL

INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL

CREATE THE CONFIDENT, COMFORTABLE YOUNG PLAYER

CREATING A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT INSTEAD OF SPECIALIZATION

INDOOR MATRICES - RECREATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT

CREATING THE BEST ENVIRONMENT

FAST TRACKING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

4 UP - 1 UP

LET US PLAY

I'M A GRASSROOTS PARENT


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:14

 

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