Back in 2006, Burlington Basketball became the first Basketball Club in Ontario to fully embrace the LTAD model and attempted to implement it's concept across all our programs.
Now the LTAD is a required component for any Sport organization in Canada, if they wish to have affiliation with their National Body.
You will see your options in our Program Choices, go hand in hand with the recommendations of the LTAD and Canada Basketball. Below you will see the Age Groups we as a club target and you can gain further understanding of why our Programs are designed the way they are.
The Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) provides a consistent framework from which coaches can work. This document has been designed with the input of sport scientists and coaches from across the country. It is a long-term player/athlete development model that illustrates to coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators at the local, provincial and national levels, the importance of a systematic and consistent approach to the development of athletes. It also recognizes the importance of participation in securing the health of the nation.
The model is to be used as a guide for coaches and administrators. This will assist them in understanding the importance of teaching particular aspects of the game to athletes at specific stages of development. It is hoped that with this systematic approach, skills and abilities needed to achieve excellence in basketball will be reachable. It will also ensure that all participants will receive the appropriate training that will produce well-rounded people and maintain a lifelong passion for the sport.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Canadian Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD)
Chapter 2 10 Key Factors Influencing Canadian Sport For Life
Chapter 3 10 S's Of Training And Performances
Chapter 4 Teaching The Game
Chapter 5 Active Start
Chapter 6 Fundamental Stage - Ages Girls 6-8 and Boys 6-9
Chapter 7 Learn To Train - Ages Girls 8-11 and Boys 9-12
Chapter 8 Train To Train - Ages Girls 11-15 and Boys 12-16
Chapter 9 Train To Train, Phase 2 - Ages Girls 13-15 and Boys 14-16
Chapter 10 Train To Compete - Ages 15-18 and Boys 16 - 18
Chapter 11 Learn To Win
Chapter 12 Train To Win
Chapter 13 Active For Life
Chapter 14 Athletes With A Disability
Chapter 15 Strategic Initiative
Glossary, Bibliography and Acknowledgements