Long Term Participant Athlete Development (LTPAD)

Speed Skating Canada is committed to the holistic, developmentally appropriate development of skaters and helping each individual participant achieve his or her own level of excellence. Skaters need to be exposed to the right thing, in the right way at the right time in their development. Speed Skating Canada describes this development through its Long Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD) model. A model which specifically adapts the principles behind the Canadian Sport for Life Movement and Long Term Athlete Development model (a path for athlete development for all sports in Canada).

Science, research and decades of experience all point to the same thing: kids and adults will get active, stay active, and even reach the greatest heights of sport achievement if they do the right things at the right times. SSC’s LTPAD model has 9 stages.

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