BC Soccer Charter

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Canada Soccer Resources - Wellness to World Cup

Policies

Long Term Player Development
Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes.
Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:
  • Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
  • Provide a structured player development pathway.
  • Describe best practices for elite player development.
  • Create long-term excellence.
The soccer environment in British Columbia provides a number of opportunities to participate which services players of all age, abilities and levels.



Coach's Pathway

Providing the appropriate environment for all registered players in BC is of the utmost importance to BC Soccer.  Coaches across BC play an extremely important role in the support and development of players, therefore coach education and certification continues to be a major priority for BC Soccer.

The Coach Pathway image below provide a visual overview of the minimum certification requirements for the various levels of play.



Referee Pathway

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:

1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
2. Provide a structured player development pathway.
3. Describe best practices for elite player development.
4. Create long-term excellence.
Benefits of LTPD

The BC Soccer Pathway provides a roadmap for soccer players of all ages and abilities to participate at various levels of the game with the aim of encouraging lifelong participation. The Pathway is built around the principles of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD).