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LTPD Plans & Resources

Softball New Brunswick Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan
(PDF - 7.12 MB)


Softball NB created a Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan in 2013. The premise of the document is to align all members of Softball NB with the Softball Canada Long Term Player Development Plan and the Canadian Sport for Life stages of athlete development.

Questions regarding Softball New Brunswick's Long Term Player Development Implementation Plan can be sent to:

Bobby Despres
Softball NB Programs Manager
Tel: (506) 440-8163
Email: [email protected]
Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada
(PDF - 13.48 MB)


This is the complete document that provides a general overview of Softball Canada's Long-Term Player Development model. It identifies the key stages of development as well as the ten (10) key factors influencing player development. It is general in nature and outlines general training and competition objectives based on the developmental age of players.

Play Ball! Recommendations from Softball Canada's Competition Review
(PDF - 1.31MB)


This document was created by Softball Canada's Competition Review Committee, who have recommended several changes to softball's competition structure. The document identifies problem areas and gives the rationale behind the proposed changes as they relate to Long-Term Player Development principles. There are also programming recommendations broken down for each stage of Softball Canada's LTPD model.

Long-Term Player Development One Page Brochure
(PDF - 1.96 MB)


This is a one page brochure that was developed to give a quick overview of the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada. The brochure highlights the key objectives for each stage of development.