LTPD Resources

Long Term Player Development (LTPD) is a program for soccer development, training, competition and recovery based on biological age (physical maturity) rather than chronological age. It is player-centered, coach-driven and supported by administration, sport science and sponsors alike.

LTPD

  • Eliminates gaps in the player development system
  • Guides planning for optimal athlete performance at all stages
  • Provides a framework for program alignement and integration, from volunteer club coaches to national and profession
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  • Follows scientific principles and pratical coaching experiences

Benefits for players & parents

  • Better understanding of what makes a good soccer program
  • More players learning at their level and having fun
  • Appropriate game and league structures (e.g. size of balls, goals, fields, etc.)
  • More opportunities for players to realize their athletic potential
  • More coaches who are knowledgeable in leading safe, effective practices

Benefits for coaches & clubs

  • Information and education on effective coaching and practice methods
  • Guidelines for appropriate game structures
  • Guidelines for appropriate competition levels
  • Established pathways for player development for all levels of ability and ambition
  • Affirmation of best practices for coaches and club administrators

Benefits for all

  • Competitive behaviour is fostered in players, while over-competitive behaviour is discouraged in adults (coaches and parents)
  • Players, parents, coaches and administrators understand that players are unique and therefore different in interest and aptitude
  • Players stay involved in the sport throughout their lives (as players, coaches, referees or club administrators)
  • Soccer grows, and lifelong wellness is promoted for players of all ages, genders and levels of ability and disability

 

LTDP League Standings Youth Soccer

LTPD BROCHURE 2009

Wellness to World Cup – Volume 1 manual 2009

LTPD for Players with Disabilities guide