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Skate Canada Long Term Development - Parents Guide


As parents/guardians, we recognize that sport and physical activity can play an important role in youth development, growth, and mental health.

Long-Term Development (LTD) in Sport and Physical Activity is an evidence based framework that is athlete-centered, coach-driven, and administration/sport science supported. LTD is also a progressive pathway of development that recognizes the distinct stages of physical, mental, cognitive, and emotional development in participants. To enable optimal participation, LTD considers growth, maturation and development, trainability, and sport system alignment.

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