DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

We believe and follow the Long Term Player
Development Model, set forth by the OSA.
LTPD is part of a directive from Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L and mandated by the Canadian Soccer
Association. CS4L is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. While CS4L is a national initiative across all sports in Canada, every sport has tailored the approach and implementation to match the needs of their athletes. LTPD is simply about putting player-development first. It is a philosophy that has long been adopted by the best soccer nations in the world. Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) recognizes it will be an adjustment and that full implementation will take time but LTPD is quickly becoming a reality across Ontario. LTPD has been described as a “culture shift” that will reshape how soccer will be delivered to young players throughout the province for years to come.With the intent being to move away from scores and standings at the early ages (U4 through U12), there will still be lots of games and competition. The focus through these early years will be on skills development with proper instruction and positive coaching approaches. By removing the pressure we put on our kids, we can encourage them to be creative and feel confident trying something new and not worry‘ making “mistakes”.LTPD is also designed to help our coaches and referees improve and reach the levels they want to attain.

DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

We believe and follow the Long Term Player
Development Model, set forth by the OSA.
LTPD is part of a directive from Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L and mandated by the Canadian Soccer
Association. CS4L is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. While CS4L is a national initiative across all sports in Canada, every sport has tailored the approach and implementation to match the needs of their athletes.

LTPD is simply about putting player-development first. It is a philosophy that has long been adopted by the best soccer nations in the world. Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) recognizes it will be an adjustment and that full implementation will take time but LTPD is quickly becoming a reality across Ontario. LTPD has been described as a “culture shift” that will reshape how soccer will be delivered to young players throughout the province for years to come.With the intent being to move away from scores and standings at the early ages (U4 through U12), there will still be lots of games and competition. The focus through these early years will be on skills development with proper instruction and positive coaching approaches. By removing the pressure we put on our kids, we can encourage them to be creative and feel confident trying something new and not worry‘ making “mistakes”.LTPD is also designed to help our coaches and referees improve and reach the levels they want to attain.

PLAYER CENTERED MODEL (6-12 &13-17 YEARS OLD)

PLAYER ASSESSMENT

WE WILL ASSESS OUR YOUTH PLAYERS
ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Receiving/ball control
  • Running with the ball/dribbling
  • Passing
  • Shooflng
  • Heading
  • Shielding/protecting the ball

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS

  • 1v1 challenges
  • Positional play
  • Marking space and opponent
  • Heading

TACTICAL UNDERSTANDING

  • Offensive
  • Defensive
  • Offensive decision making
  • Defensive
  • Attitude