What is Long Term Athlete Development(LTAD)?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework supports the four goals of the Canadian Sport policy:

LTAD reflects a commitment to contribute to the achievement of these goals. LTAD has been successfully adopted by numerous Canadian and international sport organizations. It is participant centred, coach-driven, and administration, sport science and sponsor supported.

Athletes who progress through the stages of LTAD experience instruction, training and competition in programs that have been developed in consideration of their specific biological and developmental needs.

What does LTAD mean for Gymnastics in Canada?

LTAD documents and resources