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LTPD Resources

Canadian Sport For Life - Long Term Athlete Development 2.0
(PDF 4.66 MB)

This consultation paper describes a 7-stage Canadian framework of LTAD, a training, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age - the maturation level of an individual - rather than chronological age.


This resource is an update on CS4Lā€“ Long-Term Athlete Development that, in the spirit of "Kaizen" or continuous improvement, builds on the original 2005 Canadian Sport for Life ā€“ Long-Term Athlete Development Resource Paper.


Actively Engaging Women and Girls

(PDF 1.51 MB)


The purpose of this resource is to increase awareness about the experiences of women and girls, and provide recommendations to address the psycho-social factors that influence female athlete development.


Everyone has a role to play in actively engaging women and girls in sport and physical activity.

Sleep, Recovery and Human Performance
(PDF 1.87 MB)

Sleep has a direct effect on metabolic processes such as energy balance, appetite and weight control.


Attending to the importance of it will reduce the risk of over-training/under-recovery, enhance resistance to illness and will improve recovery from energy. This article will explore the importance of considering sleep in LTAD.