Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.
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The focus of this document is Long Term Athlete Development, or LTAD, for participants in Ringette. By respecting the principles of LTAD, we will ensure that our programs and structure meet the developmental needs of participants in each stage of LTAD. This document sets out a framework for LTAD in Ringette. When fully implemented, the LTAD framework will provide the optimal environment for athlete development, the pursuit of excellence, and instill a love of the game that keeps athletes in ringette for life.
An Athlete Development Matrix (ADM) is a matrix of key skills or building blocks that a player or athlete must develop through her participation in sport at the local and high-performance levels.
Using Canada’s Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework, their comprehensive Athlete Development Matrix (ADM) and acquired expertise from Canada’s Ringette community, Ringette Canada compiled an "Essentials" document to provide a snapshot of the key building blocks for the developing player and high performance athlete.
The Athlete Development Matrix is split into 4 components: Psychological, Life Skills, Technical/Tactical/Strategic and Physical. Further to that, Ringette Canada has added a fifth component, which is the Ethical Literacy, an initiative from the True Sport Foundation.
To access the Essential skills by stage, click on the desired link below.