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LTAD - Long Term Athlete Development Model

The LTAD Model
               
The Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) provides a consistent framework from which coaches can work. This document has been designed with the input of sport scientists and coaches from across the country. It is a long-term player/athlete development model that illustrates to coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators at the local, provincial and national levels, the importance of a systematic and consistent approach to the development of athletes. It also recognizes the importance of participation in securing the health of the nation.

The model is to be used as a guide for coaches and administrators. This will assist them in understanding the importance of teaching particular aspects of the game to athletes at specific stages of development. It is hoped that with this systematic approach, skills and abilities needed to achieve excellence in basketball will be reachable. It will also ensure that all participants will receive the appropriate training that will produce well-rounded people and maintain a lifelong passion for the sport.

 LTAD Model and Basketball Alberta Programming                                                                                             
 

  • FUNdamentals
    • This stream is for coaches working with athletes 6-10 years old, depending on their development and experience
  • Learn to Train (L2T)
    • Formerly Level 1, this stream is for coaches working with athletes 10-16 years old, depending on their development and experience (see notes below for Trained vs Certified)
  • Train to Train (T2T)
    • Formerly Level 2, this stream is for coaches working athletes 12-16 years old, depending on their development and experience (see notes below for Trained vs Certified)
  • Train to Compete (T2C)
    • Formerly Level 3, this stream is for coaches working with athletes 15-20 years old, depending on their development and experience (see notes below for Trained vs Certified)

*Trained: a) You have taken the in-class/on court workshop
*Certified: a) You have taken the in-class/on court workshop, b) You have completed MED on-line quiz, c) You have    completed the Coach Portfolio, d) You have been evaluated at a practice (T2C also includes a game evaluation)

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