Long-Term Player Development
Ginga Futebol Academy fully adheres to the Canadian Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development (LTPD) strategy "Wellness to World Cup". There has been a lot of talk about the LTPD over the last several years but it has not always been clear to parents and coaches what this means and how it should be implemented with our kids. This page will help to introduce you to LTPD and what it means for your kids.
LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT*
*the following information is adapted from the CSA's LTPD publications
Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes, and it has already been adopted by major sports organizations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:
Wellness to World Cup - Volume 1 of Long-Term Player Development
Wellness to World Cup - Matrix Model