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Simply put, a Long-Term Player Development model (LTPD) is a framework to maximize a player’s potential and long term involvement in sport over the course of their life. Sport Canada’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Resource Paper “Canadian Sport for Life” sets out a framework for sport development in Canada.

Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a nine-stage model based on the physical, mental, emotional and cognitive development of children and adolescents. Each stage reflects a different point in developing the player. The first five stages emphasize physical literacy and a broad range of sport experiences. The next four stages focus on development and competitive excellence.

Active for Life encourages life-long physical activity and informed healthy lifestyle choices with participation in hockey long after the competitive year

Player Development Resources

A wide variety of Player and Coaching resources