Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) -Player Development

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What is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)? 
LTAD combines sports science with the art of coaching to propose a progression where water polo players can develop skills and enjoy the sport through training and competition that are well adapted to their personal goals and to the different stages in development (physical, emotional, mental and cognitive maturation) rather than chronological age. The philosophies and ideologies behind LTAD are athlete-centered, coach-driven, and administration, sport science and sponsor-supported.

For a quick overview of LTAD which includes:

- General information about LTAD
- Benefits for different participants
- Highlights of the recommendations made for each age category
- Summary of the age-appropriate modified rules
For Parents/Coaches/Officials which includes:

 - Performance indicators
- Stage by stage recommendations
For a link to the Water Polo Canada website which includes:

- A bilingual option
- More information regarding LTAD

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