Portfolio Category: Coach

Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1

Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1 This consultation paper describes a multistage Canadian framework of Long-Term Athlete Development, 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 Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development that, in the…
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Becoming a CS4L Community

Becoming a CS4L community Building an Activation Plan that works for your community How should you advanced CS4L in your community? What does the understanding of and the implementation of CS4L look like? The answer to these question is likely not the same as in the community down the road. This document will allow you…
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No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition)

No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition) No Accidental Champions describes some of the opportunities and challenges that face persons with permanent disabilities in pursuing sport and physical activity. This document tells readers how the Canadian sport system can best accommodate their needs for increased activity and greater achievement through Long-Term…
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The True Sport LTAD Matrix

The True Sport LTAD Matrix The True Sport LTAD Matrix identifies ethical literacy as a key component of the overall CS4L LTAD model. Sport is a valuable public asset, one that impacts the community as well as its citizens. When sport is done right, these impacts have the potential to extend well beyond the commonly recognized…
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The Role of Monitoring Growth in LTAD

The Role of Monitoring Growth in LTAD This document is intended as a resource to help NSOs to determine the next steps in the implementation of the long-term development of the participant / athlete. The guides throughout the four main stages in the implementation of the Long Term Development participant / athlete by determining the…
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Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport

Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport The municipal recreation role develops program opportunities for personal growth, ensures programs are affordable and accessible, and addresses any local issues to improve overall quality of life. Municipal governments were identified as the primary agency for the delivery of recreation services because they are closest to the people,…
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The Female Athlete Passport

The Female Athlete Passport The Female Athlete Passport contains questions that athletes complete to help improve their understanding of factors that influence their training, recovery and competition.  Athletes may find it helpful to track some of these areas to improve their own awareness over time and to make wise choices in support of their journey…
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Mental Fitness for LTAD

Mental Fitness for LTAD Mental Fitness for Long-Term Athlete Development, written by a team of experts led by Karen MacNeill, Ph.D., explains that mental fitness is just as necessary for success in sport as physical fitness or technical comprehension. The messages and activities highlighted in the article align with Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and address…
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The Female Athlete Perspective

The Female Athlete Perspective The development of female athletes needs to be approached differently than that of a male athlete; training programs are not "one size fits all". As such, this document provides a supplement to the foundational S4L/LTAD document with information about the female athlete. Download here
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Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance

Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance 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 long-term athlete development.…
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