Long Term Player Development (LTPD)
LTPD Refers to modern methods for coaching youth Soccer in Canada. It was developed by the CSA after consultation with centers of excellence for Soccer Development around the world. The primary themes of the the LTPD include:
- Small sided games, fields, and nets for younger age groups.
- A focus on appropriate types of training based on the needs of different age groups.
- A emphasis on player development over winning.