LTAD is a program focused on establishing guidelines for coaches, athletes, administrators, and parents in all areas, including planning, training, competition, and recovery. It takes into account the ever-changing competitive program and the overall demands on the athletes. LTAD is also about identifying potential and providing appropriate developmental pathways for that potential to be fully realized. It is about ensuring that everyone who wants to learn sport has the opportunity.
“The best sport development programs have a long-term vision, adapt and account for the rates at which an athlete matures rather than planning programs based solely on chronological age, are athlete centered, coach driven, but strongly supported by administration, sport science, and sponsors.”
Robertson and Way – 2005
To learn more about Canada’s generic LTAD model, please visit Canadian Sport For Life.
To learn more about Volleyball Canada’s LTAD model, please visit the Volleyball Canada Development Model (VCDM) website and download Volleyball for Life.